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April 2018

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DHA, Korea Health Industry Institute sign MoU

DHA, Korea Health Industry Institute sign MoU

The Dubai Health Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to exchange their experiences in specialised medical training and to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector.
Minister: Iran to Produce Medicine in Mauritania

Minister: Iran to Produce Medicine in Mauritania

Mauritanian Health and Social Affairs Minister Boubacar Kane lauded Iran's rapid progress in the production of different types of medication, adding that his country will cooperate with Tehran to produce drugs.
ERC building $500,000 maternity hospital in Mauritania

ERC building $500,000 maternity hospital in Mauritania

Emirates Red Crescent is building a two-story maternity and children’s hospital in Nouakchott, the capital city of West African country Mauritania. ERC recently started construction of the $544,000 Sheikha Fatima Maternity and Childhood Hospital.
Rebecca Foundation presents medical supplies to Hospitals in Accra

Rebecca Foundation presents medical supplies to Hospitals in Accra

The Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with B.R.A.I.N Project, Global Outreach Consortium, Future of Africa Foundation and GCB Bank, has made separate donations of medical supplies to the Ridge Hospital and the La General Hospital in Accra.
Abu Dhabi tourism

Abu Dhabi to launch major medical tourism drive

A partnership with the Department of Health and the Department of Culture and Tourism will see a worldwide marketing campaign to establish Abu Dhabi as a center for medical tourism.

Saudi German Hospital to open Egypt's $500m medical city in 2019

Saudi German Hospital to open Egypt's $500m medical city in 2019

Saudi German Hospital is planning to inaugurate a medical city called “Tiba City” in Alexandria with $500 million in investments next year. The construction works of the biggest medical city in the North African nation and the Middle East are on the verge of completion.
Ibnsina Pharma signs drug distribution contracts with Novo Nordisk to distribute its products in Egypt

Ibnsina Pharma signs drug distribution contracts with Novo Nordisk to distribute its products in Egypt

Ibnsina Pharma, Egypt’s fastest-growing and second-largest pharmaceutical distributor, has signed two contacts with Novo Nordisk, leading manufacturer of insulin and hemophilia treatment, to distribute over 20 stock-keeping units of its diabetes care, hemophilia and growth disorders products in Egypt.
Starcare expands in Muscat with a new medical centre at Bausher

Starcare expands in Muscat with a new medical centre at Bausher

Starcare Group opened its new medical centre facility in the fast-growing part of Bausher, Muscat in a ceremony attended by Dr Mazen Al Khabouri, director-general of Private Health Establishments of Ministry of Health.
President Rouhani inaugurates pharmaceutical production line in Tehran

President Rouhani inaugurates pharmaceutical production line in Tehran

The pharmaceutical and laboratory production line was inaugurated with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran pharmaceutical company.
Dhaman partners with IBM to create healthcare system in Kuwait

Dhaman partners with IBM to create healthcare system in Kuwait

Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the multinational technology company IBM; this partnership comes within Kuwait’s development plan and Vision 2035 “New Kuwait”.
Orkila and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions Announce Exclusive Agency Partnership in Egypt

Orkila and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions Announce Exclusive Agency Partnership in Egypt

Orkila is pleased to announce a new exclusive partnership with Capsule Delivery Solutions, part of Lonza Pharma & Biotech, allowing Orkila to promote their whole Capsugel capsule range in Egypt.
Medical robot

First UAE robotic surgery performed on hysterectomy patient in Abu Dhabi

Robotic surgery has been used for the first time in the UAE to perform a hysterectomy on an Emirati woman suffering with severe fibroids and endometriosis. This alternative form of surgery to remove the uterus is less painful and generally has a swifter recovery time.

Major summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare holds ‎in Abuja

Major summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare holds ‎in Abuja

Concerned about the poor funding of the health sector, members of the World Bank Group, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, joined other policy makers and stakeholders for a summit on ‎provision of quality healthcare for Nigerians.
Egypt’s Pharmacy Expo 2018 boasts 10,000+ visitors

Ottawa-ICME 2018 Brings Together Over 1,000 World Leading Experts in Medical Education to Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member, UAE Minister of Tolerance, The Joint International Conferences on Medical Education "The 18th Ottawa & The 5th ICME" took place between March 10th - 14th, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
 
 
African pharma database

Case Study: Report on Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives across Africa

Infomineo supported a client in finding data on the average qualification level, compensation package, and availability of pharmaceutical sales representatives in 23 African countries.
KSA Vision 2030

KSA’s Vision 2030 on Establishing an Empowering Healthcare System

In April 2016, Saudi Arabia presented its vision for a “vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation.” The Kingdom wants its citizens to live longer – from now expected 74 years to 80 years.
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