Tuesday 17 January 2017

DHA signs three MoUs with private sector hospitals

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Prime Hospital, ProVita International Medical Center and International Modern Hospital. The three MoUs are part of the authority’s strategy to partner with the private sector to provid


Emirates introduces blankets made from recycled plastic bottles

Dubai-based Emirates airline has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoThread patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights, the airline said.


Unique Group to launch medical technology unit

Unique Group, a leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost €2 million in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets. Traditionally used in the di


Avanzcare on track for major Mena expansion

Qatar’s Avanzcare, previously known as Al Sawari Medical, has recently achieved a number of notable successes and is well-positioned for further expansion within the rapidly growing Mena healthcare market during 2017. Avanzcare rebranded in line with the company's incre


Climate change a real threat, say GCC millennials

A big majority of millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future, a new study said. Global warming is seen as a problem for almost all respondents (92 per cent), who also think that the en


GCC leading the world in desalination, says report

The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide, said a report released at the International Water Summit (IWS) which opened in Abu Dhabi on January 16. The world uses almost 87


UK medical devices firm looks to expand in ME

GBUK, a multi-award-winning medical device manufacturing and distribution company, is attending Arab Health 2017 in Dubai to develop its export business across the Middle East. Arab Health 2017 is taking place from January 30 to February 2 at the Dubai International Convention &a


ADSW set to draw 38,000 visitors from 175 countries

The 2017 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), slated to begin next Monday (January 16) is expected to attract 38,000 attendees from 175 countries. Hosted by Masdar, this year's theme is, ‘Practical Steps Towards a Sustainable Future’. The week’s


Landscape summit to highlight green walls, roofs

Sustainable living walls and green roofs will be on the agenda at the upcoming Middle East Smart Landscape Summit in Dubai, UAE. The fifth annual event will run on May 15 and 16 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. “The need for green spaces has been e


ADFD to fund Jordan hospital work

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) said it has earmarked Dh735 million ($200 million) for the first phase of King Hussein Medical City project in Jordan. This is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of Dh4.6 billion ($1.25 billion) to the Gu

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