Sunday 21 December 2014

Etihad joins Vietnam charity programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has collaborated with ‘Operation Smile’ charity for its 25th anniversary medical mission to Vietnam. ‘The Next Era of Smiles’ mission was the charity’s biggest ever in Asia, providing more than 5,000 s


DHA upgrading licencing standards

Dubai Health Authority is offering a grace period to healthcare professionals for their licence standards upgradation. Dentists and physicians in Dubai, have been given time until January 2017 to meet licencing qualification standards, said a top health official. A


DHA grants scholarships for medical professionals

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA), along with Harvard Medical School has granted 15 scholarships to its medical professionals. The scholarships were given for the ‘Introduction to Clinical Research Training’ programme. (ICRT), said a statement from DHA.


Al Ain summit probes role of water in Arabia

Beginnings of oasis life in north west Arabia and early water management techniques will be traced at a regional conference that opened  in Al Ain, UAE yesterday (December 14). Being held at the Qattara Art Centre, the three-day conference, which is open free-of-charge to th


UN talks agree new-style climate deal in 2015

About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national


Australia agri farm opens regional HQ in Dubai

Australia-based Sundrop Farms, a pioneer in sustainable agriculture for the arid world, has launched its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE. The move follows a successful funding round with global investment firm KKR for t


Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink has been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure after four patients complained of joint pains, the University of Geneva Hospital said. "They are all fine and being monitored regularly by the medical t


Key medical conference planned in Bahrain

Hundreds of medics, medical professionals and researchers from across the GCC are expected to attend a major medical event to be held in Bahrain next year. The International Collaborative Conference in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ICMID) Bahrain 2015 aims to pro


Averda wins city cleaning services deal in Angola

Averda, a leading waste management company in the Middle East and Africa, is delivering city cleaning services in Ingombota, a major urban district within Angola’s capital city of Luanda. The five-year contract, awarded recently, sees averda operate in joint venture agreeme

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