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HSBC initiative targets water scarcity in Mena

The winner of the Tatawwar programme, an initiative launched by HSBC in partnership with the British Council and Potential.com, was announced recently at an award ceremony held in Muscat, Oman. The competition, launched earlier this year, aims to respond to one of the major chall

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Saudi German Hospitals picked as Jeddah Season partner

The Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group has been picked as the exclusive health partner for Jeddah Season 2019. Under the terms of the agreement with the organizers of Jeddah Season 2019, SGH Group will be responsible for covering the healthcare needs of visitors to the events.

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Bahrain to build new sports medicine hospital

Bahrain's Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) has announced plans to build a new sports medicine hospital as part of its efforts to provide treatment and sports rehabilitation services to the kingdom's athletes and the public. The work on the hi-tech facility will

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Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm for $11.4bn

US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to acquire Array BioPharma, a biotechnology firm that specializes in cancer drugs for $48 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $11.4 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the me

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HSE experts discuss key issues at Bahrain forum

More than 110 Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) practitioners, government representatives, regulators and solutions providers are sharing their expertise and ideas at a forum which opened in Bahrain today.   The Bahrain Health, Safety & Environment Foru

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UAE pharma market ‘to top $4.5bn by 2021’

The UAE’s pharmaceutical market is expected reach $4.5 billion by 2021, said the organisers of the forthcoming global pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East and Africa in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event runs at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) from September 16 to

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Middle East Healthcare completes Dammam hospital

Middle East Healthcare Company has announced that it has completed the construction of a multi- specialty tertiary care hospital on King Fahad Road west of Faisaliah area in the Saudi city of Dammam. Spread over a sprawling 30,000-sq-m area, the Saudi German Hospital Dammam will

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22pc in conflict areas have mental disorder: WHO

One in five people (22 per cent) living in an area affected by conflict has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and about 9 per cent of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition, said the World Health Orga

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Bahrain HSE forum to feature joint evacuation drill

The upcoming Bahrain Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Forum will feature a unique joint evacuation drill conducted by Bapco and Bahrain Civil Defence/ Fire Brigade. The event will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Wyndham Grand Manama. Building on the success

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Unsafe food claims 420,000 lives every year, says WHO chief

Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year and of this children under five are the most at risk, carrying 40 per cent of the foodborne disease burden, thus amounting to 125,000 deaths, said the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO).   "T

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