Wednesday 22 October 2014

Free-market system set for healthcare in Bahrain

A free-market system for healthcare is set to be introduced in Bahrain, under a new law governing health insurance. If approved, the law will establish a national health insurance fund that will take responsibility for money management away from the Health Ministry, said a report


Synensis partners with Health Matrix in Mideast

US-based Synensis has partnered with Health Matrix in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to offer patient safety, quality improvement and patient-centred care services in the Middle East. The partnership will provide a combination of software solutions, data management and consulting services,


Abu Dhabi gears up to host EcoWaste 2015

Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the second edition of EcoWaste in January next year, to showcase innovative solutions in waste management. Organised as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the event will run from January 17 to 24, addressing the critical topics on re


Exit screening ‘vital to check global Ebola spread’

Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday. The three countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra


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

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