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ICT Health Opens First Middle East Office in Dubai Healthcare City


ICT Healthcare, the healthcare technology company that provides innovative and powerful life care technology solutions that transform clinical care delivery, officially opened its new office in the Dubai today, with a special inauguration ceremony at the office location in Dubai Healthcare City.

The office opening marks a new chapter in Middle East operations for […]

New Course for Screening Campaigns During Arab Health Congress


UAE Genetic Disease Association (UAEGDA), the sole non-profit genetics organization in the UAE, has concluded a fruitful week of discussions with regional and international bodies during the group’s first appearance at Arab Health Congress earlier this week. As a first-time exhibitor, UAEGDA says that the experience has proven extraordinarily valuable and that the Health […]

Lifeline Group Acquires Medicine Shoppe Franchise Rights in Middle East


Lifeline Group LLC of Abu Dhabi has acquired the master franchise rights for The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy chain for the Middle East. This will compliment the region with the best pharmacy practices from across the globe.

The agreement was signed between Bruce Burnett, Vice President International for Medicine Shoppe and Dr. Shamsheer of Lifeline […]

Health Coverage in Maghrebi Countries


Health coverage in Maghrebi countries, and ways to further boost the sector, was the focus of the 6th International Forum of the weekly magazine “Realités”.

The Forum showcased the experiences of North African countries in terms of health coverage, noting that Maghrebi countries spend on average 5 to 6 % of teir GDP on […]

Medical Academy in Dubai


Dubai Healthcare Authority), Active-M Group and Royal Philips Electronics, yesterday announced a joint venture to develop a framework for delivering and marketing a Continuous Medical Education (CME) academy.

Based in Dubai, it will offer both international and local accredited courses for all medical practitioners in the UAE and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). It […]

Health Festival to Focus on Heart Problems


Dubai The Family Health Festival, launched yesterday, hopes to make people aware of the need to take better care of themselves as doctors warn that heart attacks are becoming an ‘epidemic’ in the country.

Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health, inaugurating the event at the Dubai Festival City, said the initiative will benefit thousands […]

Strategic Alliance Between GE Healthcare And Gulf Capital


GE Healthcare, the healthcare business subsidiary of General Electric Company, has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Gulf Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in the Gulf, to develop a regional chain of medical diagnostic and healthcare service centers.

GE Healthcare will offer strategic support to Gulf Capital’s healthcare portfolio company investments, […]

Saudi Arabia Next Hotspot For Healthcare Services Investors


A contingent of Singapore-based health services companies is currently in Saudi Arabia on a five-day official business visit. Led by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, representatives from 11 companies arrived in Riyadh on Friday (Jan. 29). The mission will also hold talks in Jeddah.

The business delegation comprises healthcare services providers and other companies spanning […]

Study: Skin Cells Transformed to Nerve


Researchers said they had transformed ordinary skin cells directly into neurons, bypassing the need for stem cells or even stemlike cells and greatly speeding up the field of regenerative medicine.

Writing in the journal Nature, the Stanford University team said they used just three genes to transform ordinary mouse skin cells directly into nerve […]

Princess Haya Urges Medical Community to Invest in Prevention


Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, urged the medical community to invest in prevention in a keynote speech at Leaders in Healthcare, the flagship gathering at the Arab Health Exhibition […]