Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced an initiative to mobile-enable the various services it provides to residents. A top DHA official has said that hospital beds and waiting areas of all health centres, including hospitals and specialty centres will be...
The Sultanate of Oman has announced its plans to spend an estimated USD 1.5 billion on the construction of a medical complex. According to Ahmed Al Qasmi, director general for planning at the health ministry, the government would be inviting...
Jones Lang LaSalle report sees life sciences sector place greater emphasis on Asia as a market, manufacturing and R&D location Pharmaceutical multinationals are reinforcing their presence in Asia, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's latest Global Life Sciences Cluster Report. Widening...
DHA has come up with an innovative plan to step up Dubai medical tourism sector. Dubai attracts millions of tourists from all over the world who come to see the fusion of modernity and traditionalism that prevails all over the...
Over the next four years, more than 41,000 new hospital beds will be needed in Saudi Arabia to cope with the escalating demand from the fast growing population of the country. With more that $ 18 billion committed to...
Soft drink addicts would have to pay 50% more for their favourite beverage as authorities in the Gulf are pondering to impose a tax on these products, media reports suggested on Tuesday. The proposed tax will hit tobacco users as...
-Deloitte: Saudi Arabia spends 4.3% of GDP on health care -Deloitte: Health care delivery in the Middle East is dominated by the public sector "The fastest-growing region in the coming years could be the Middle East and Africa, where spending is...
Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA): A law was issued on Wednesday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, establishing the DHCA. According to the...
The Doha-based Sidra Medical and Research Center, slated to open next year, plans to hire over 4,500 medical staff over the next two years. The state-of-the-art medical facility will provide healthcare services focused on obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. The hiring...
A GCC Healthcare Report by Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) highlights that healthcare expenditures in the region are expected to surge to USD 79 billion in 2015. Currently, five major healthcare projects are under completion in the six Gulf countries. Public...
The government of UAE has adopted a favorable policy to promote accessibility of healthcare facilities and welcome a greater number of highly qualified medical to the emirate. Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of the Government Summit, Dr. Salem...
Arab Health 2013 opens its doors for 38th year focusing on diabetes, complementary medicine and big data. Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the Middle East's largest healthcare event, which takes place from 28-31 January 2013 at the Dubai International Convention...
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Mubadala Healthcare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate pertaining to areas such as knowledge-sharing, partnership initiatives and improved access to care for patients in Dubai. The initial focus will be on three of Mubadala...
According to latest research findings, health experts claim that sitting down for prolonged periods (eight hours a day is the norm in most offices/schools) can prove disastrous for your health and longevity. Scientists warn that people who sit around...
One in two top pharma company managers expect share of revenues coming from emerging markets to exceed 30% by 2018 We are witnessing an influx of global pharma manufacturers focusing on optimising their Middle East operations and setting up...
Drug maker, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has confirmed that the unit has signed a licensing agreement with France?s Sanofi to develop and commercialize a novel monoclonal antibody. The news has sent the company?s share up by nearly 20 per cent, today. As...
Jordan's pharmaceutical exports made impressive gains in the regional and global market, witnessing an increase of 20 per cent in 2012. The growth in exports was recorded despite adverse regional conditions and other difficulties facing the industry. According to Mohammad...
According to a new study, old people who are particular about dental hygiene are likely to be free from heart attack or stroke in comparison to their peers who are less concerned about their oral hygiene. Around 22,000 Taiwanese adults...
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has stated that major drug companies have drastically cut the price of life-saving vaccines. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to cut prices through the international vaccine...
Dubai-based private equity investor Abraaj has announced its plans to make an investment in Vine Pharmaceuticals, the largest pharmacy retail chain in Uganda. Abraaj is involved with the International Finance Corporation, The African Development Bank, DEG and Bill & Melinda...
Place Dubai and Saudi Arabia Story Doctors from Saudi Arabia and Dubai obtain permission to work in both countries Objective To assess the benefits of the pact. The healthcare authorities of Dubai and Saudi Arabia have decided to permit licensed medical practitioners of both countries...
The first study to bring out the potential of using a virus to fight human malignancies has shown that a modified small pox vaccine can help shrink tumors in some cancer patients, and spare the healthy cells at the...
According to a research done in China, web addiction can cause abnormal change in brain similar to that by drug and alcohol addiction. Experts in China scanned over 17 young web addicts and found some disruption in their brain. Their...
Arab Health, now in its 40th year focuses on hypertension, the future of surgery and the ageing population Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is the Middle East’s largest healthcare event and the second largest in the world. The event will...
Forty, forty-five, and still rising! The mercury is soaring as UAE plunges into yet another blazing summer season. With the rising temperatures come a host of health complaints - sunburn, headaches and rashes among others. But summer doesn't have to...
Sonova, the Swiss hearing aid maker is expecting the Swiss franc to weigh on its earnings and sales growth this year and has cautioned its first half sales could be slow due to the lower sales of the company?s...
Spain is all set to demand a 100% compensation over claims that the country?s produce has caused the E-coli outbreak. The outbreak of the virus has killed 18 people and left hundreds seriously ill. Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero...
Recent reports on around 25 per cent fall in number of patients in Jordan by the country's Private Hospital Association (PHA) as a consequence of political instability have drawn the attention of GCC countries to potential medical tourism opportunities...