Wednesday 27 May 2015

73 new private health centres on way in Qatar

Qatar has as many as 73 new private healthcare facilities in the pipeline, with a 46 per cent growth in licensed private facilities last year, according to a report. The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is set to host an event for the healthcare community on June 1 to mark the com


Unilever’s Mena environment plan saves $5.7m

A sustainability programme launched by Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home and personal care products in Mena, has saved businesses Dh 21 million ($5.7 million), a report said. A sustainability programme launched by Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home and personal c


Climate change 'may worsen instability in ME’

Climate change could aggravate existing instability in the Middle East, a diplomat has warned. French Ambassador to Bahrain Bernard Regnauld-Fabre said rising sea levels and increased desertification posed serious security concerns, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), ou


Global warming 'a threat to Bahrain'

Bahrain’s status as an archipelago means it is at higher risk from global warming than its neighbours, according to a regional expert. That is largely due to the impact of rising sea levels, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) regional director Dr Mounir Bouche


DHA reviews services and accomplishments

The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) board of directors reviewed its accomplishments, projects and services provided to its patients and customers at its first meeting held at the headquarters. The meeting was convened by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board


TCA Abu Dhabi set for New York's kidney health awareness run

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will be participating in the 11th UAE Healthy Kidney 10K run in New York City’s famous Central Park on May 30 to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. TCA Abu Dhabi will also jo


UAE readies to launch air quality network

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several government agencies for the launch of the UAE Air Quality Network, which aims to raise the level of air quality by up to 90 per cent by 2021. The signing ceremony with the Na


Qatar medical congress finds big sponsor backing

The Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC) 2015, a major exhibition and conference opening in Doha tomorrow (May 26) has announced its list of sponsors for the event. The three-day event is taking place under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar and Minister of Inter


Junk food ban in Bahrain hospitals on way

Junk food and other unhealthy edibles could be banned from sale at government hospitals and health centres in Bahrain. Health Ministry nutrition experts have proposed the measure in a bid to encourage healthy eating among staff and patients, said a report in the Gulf Daily Ne


90pc in Bahrain ‘run risk of Vitamin D deficiency’

More than 90 per cent of Bahrain's population is at risk from bone complications because they are not getting enough Vitamin D, a report said. Despite almost year-round sunshine, a major source of Vitamin D, an alarming new study has found that less than one in 10 people are

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