Monday 15 October 2018

Digital health start-ups raise $11.5bn in 2017: study

Digital health start-ups are said to have raised $11.5 billion in 2017, up 27 per cent from 2016, said a report issued by Arab Health, the largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals in the Mena region. “The market is ripe for new healthcare start-ups and entr


Healthcare ‘could cost $120,000 for uninsured in UAE’

Uninsured residents of the UAE could pay as much as Dh440,000 ($120,000) for breast cancer treatment out of their own pocket, should they not be covered, said an industry expert.   “Chemotherapy is extremely expensive and ranges between Dh25,000 and Dh40,000 per treatme


Bahrain to host major dermatology, aesthetics conference

Bahrain will host a major dermatology, laser and aesthetics conference and exhibition in November.   The first Bahrain Dermatology, Laser and Aesthetics conference and exhibition (BDLA 2018) will be held under the patronage of the president of the Supreme Counci


DHA, Noor tie-up to aid critical eye disease victims

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Noor Dubai Foundation have signed an agreement to benefit UAE residents suffering from critical eye diseases or chronic diseases that may lead to visual impairment. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on World Sight Day, which fal


UAE Cancer Congress opens in Dubai

The 10th edition of UAE Cancer Congress opened in Dubai today (October 11), aiming to promote the most recent advances in cancer research while also highlighting the various scientific developments in the field. Inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Cabinet Minister


DHA to launch medical facilities at Expo 2020

Dubai Health Authority (DHA), an official supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, said it will set up medical facilities at the Expo to ensure the health and safety of the event, which is likely to attract around 25 million visits from 180 countries. The announcement was made following the


RAK recycling centres collect 19,000kg of waste

Almost 19,000 kg of recyclable waste has been collected from public drop-off centres in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in five months as the community shows its full support for the emirate’s goal of creating a greener, more sustainable future. A total of 18,600 kg of household rubbi


DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patr


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