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Thumbay in deal to develop UAE healthcare projects

UAE-based Thumbay Builders has signed a deal to develop several major projects for the Gulf Medical University (GMU) in the emirate of Ajman and help expand its healthcare facilities. A high-end general construction company operated by the construction and renovation division of

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Aster launches online health store

UAE-based Aster Pharmacy has launched the first e-commerce store in the health and wellness space in the GCC region. The ceremony was attended by Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The launch coincides with the opening of Aster Pharmacy’s 200th outlet. AsterOn

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Dubai aims to produce artificial limbs at $109

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun creating a 3D printing strategy for medical services where Dubai will take the initiative to produce artificial limbs for less than Dh400 ($109) using 3D printing by 2025. The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, launched by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Ra

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Pentax Medical rolls out new video processor

Japan-based Pentax Medical, a leading provider of endoscopic imaging devices and solutions, has launched the Optivista EPK-i7010 video processor, featuring both digital and optical enhancements, in the European, Middle Eastern & African (EMEA) markets. This unique enhancement

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World Bank launches $500m fund to fight pandemics

The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries, creating the world's first insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan has committed the first $50 million towards the facility, which w

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Alwaleed Philanthropies funds humanitarian centres

Saudi-based charity organisation Alwaleed Philanthropies has donated over $29 million dollars to the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to launch ten humanitarian rapid-response centres across the world. The centres will offer the next generation of front line humanitarian staff, the late

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Global life expectancy increases by 5 years

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000, touted as the fastest increase since the 1960s. The increase was greatest in Africa where it rose by 9.4 years.    The gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when life expectancy fell in Afric

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UAE to host key genomics conference

Latest developments and innovation in the field of genomics and its application in medical field will be dicussed at conference in the UAE in October. The Genomics Middle East (GenoME) Conference comes to the UAE on October 31, after its successful launch in Saudi Arabia earlier

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Latest innovations at Qatar medical congress

The medical industry’s latest innovations in technology and research are being showcased at the second annual Qatar International Medical Congress, which opened yesterday (May 18). The congress was inaugurated by Dr Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, at th

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US on track to approve $1.1bn Zika funding

The US Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for approval of $1.1 billion in immediate funds to battle the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects, well above what is in legislation pending in the House of Representatives. By a vote of 68-29, senators limited debate on the measure

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