Friday 29 August 2014

InterCon holds programme for diabetic kids

InterContinental Regency Bahrain, one of the five-star hotels in the kingdom, welcomed 20 children with diabetes to a healthy lifestyle program in partnership with the Bahrain Diabetes Society (BDS), in support of the society’s goal to increase awareness on the prevention and control of d


West Africa Ebola outbreak 'could infect 20,000 people'

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the UN health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced its strat


WHO roadmap to step up global response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) is today (August 28) issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.   The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within six to nine months


Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

The ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first disc


Mafraq improves diabetic care with varsity tie-up

Diabetes related mortality rates and major foot amputations have been reduced by over a third at Abu Dhabi-based Mafraq Hospital, after a collaborative project with the University of Salford, UAE. In 2013 Mafraq Hospital had a 38 per cent risk reduction in hospital mortality and


Act quickly against climate-linked health risks: WHO

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smart strategies, climate and health experts warned at a global conference on health and climate, which opened today in Geneva. The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smar


WHO urges stiff regulation on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a


Burjeel pledges 1,000 free cardiac surgeries

Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi’s leading tertiary care facility, has announced its plans to carry out 1,000 cardiac surgeries for free to help the needy. Burjeel Hospital recently completed its compassionate community initiative to provide 100 free cardiac surgeries dedicated


WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate will begin tomorrow (August 27) at WHO Headquarter


Masdar’s role in renewable energy in focus

Masdar’s role in the development and deployment of renewable energy and clean technology in the UAE and globally was the focus of a briefing to US Congressional delegates recently. The delegation of eight representatives from the US Congress visited Masdar City as part of t

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