Sunday 26 October 2014

TVM Capital to invest $200m in UAE healthcare

Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners plans to invest $200 million over the next four years to expand its companies across the Gulf Arab region and India, its chairman told Reuters. The private healthcare-focused firm has made four investments in the Uni


WHO confident of ‘no wider spread’ of Ebola in Africa

The World Health Organization said it was still trying to slow the rate of new infections but had ‘reasonable confidence’ that the Ebola virus plaguing three West African countries had not spread into neighbouring states. Asked whether countries such as Guinea Bissau,


Fixing ‘Ebolanomics’ in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. Whether or not effective drugs come in time to turn


MetLife to publish UAE survey of employee benefits

MetLife, one of the region’s leading insurance companies and a global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, will publish its first UAE survey of employee benefits in November. This was revealed by Dr Shafiq Shaikh, medical network and claims direct


Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In recent years, the emergence of multi drug-r


Effect of light on sleep cycle in focus

The effect of light on a person’s sleep cycle or ‘circadian rhythm’ was the focus of a white paper issued by Philips, a leader in lighting. It compiled key insights from over 10 years of ongoing research, revealing that the amount and quality of light a person i


Synensis partners with Saudi Arabia’s Health Matrix

US-based Synensis and Health Matrix, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have announced a partnership to offer patient safety, quality improvement, and patient-centred care services in the Middle East.   The partnership will provide a powerful combination of software solu


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

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