Tuesday 21 October 2014

Regional health regulation to be focus of Dubai conference

The latest developments and advancements in the field of health regulation will be highlighted during the First Regional Health Regulation Conference, which will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.   The conference will be organised by Index Conferences and Exhibition


Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told


Dubai hospital wins EU accreditation

Dubai’s only dedicated 24/7 stroke unit in Rashid Hospital has obtained an international accreditation for the establishment and functioning of a stroke unit that follows European protocols and standards. The accreditation makes Rashid Hospital in only one in world outside


Obama names ebola czar as death toll tops 4,500

President Barack Obama has appointed a former White House adviser as Ebola "czar" and named officials to bolster the response to the disease in Texas, the center of US Ebola cases, as the death toll in three West African nations topped 4,500. The White House appointment


Businesses go green ‘as it makes economic sense’

Uncertainties about long-term curbs on greenhouse gas emissions meant to be agreed at a UN summit next year will not deter many big businesses from green investment because they say it already makes economic sense. Customer demand for less-polluting products, shifts to cleaner an


Ebola ‘must be stopped at source, not via travel bans’

Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way to end the Ebola crisis, which is to stop the spre


VPS Healthcare wins Guinness record title

VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare solution provider with a network of hospitals and chain of clinics, has won a Guinness World Records title for the largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer. As many as 971 women took part at the Convention Center at Zayed Un


DHA set to launch Dubai medical tourism packages

Dubai will launch various medical tourism packages during the first Health Regulations Conference that will take place in the UAE emirate next week. The move follows recent discussions by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The conference will take place on October 22 and 23, at


Dubai to use telemedicine in diabetic eye care

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will implement telemedicine in the field of diabetic eye-care in a move to ensure convenience for diabetic patients. Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of DHA, said: “Diabetics who visit the DHA facilities will no longer have to go t


Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads

A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases

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