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Al-Jalajel announces transformation of regional health directorates into ministry branches
RIYADH — Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel has announced that the regional health affairs directorates across the Kingdom are being transformed into branches of the Ministry of Health.
Korean group starts work on gastroenterology hospital in Dubai
Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2 has announced the ground breaking of the Asan-UAE Gastroenterology Hospital, the emirate’s first integrated hospital specialised in gastroenterology.
Health Ministry to establish multiple sclerosis center
Minister of Health Dr Ahmad Al-Awadhi announced the formation of a technical committee to prepare for establishing a center specializing in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) within the Al-Sabah Medical District, which should include a scientific research department.
TVM Capital Healthcare launches $250m fund for Saudi medical firms
Saudi medical companies stand to benefit as private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare unveils its second pool of funding valued at $250 million for the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia’s pioneering healthcare reforms leading the way across the region, experts insist
Saudi Arabia’s bold healthcare reforms promise valuable lessons for the region and beyond, according to a senior official.
Riyadh forum highlights Saudi Arabia’s vision for healthcare and tourism
Saudi Deputy Minister of Investment Transaction Saleh Al-Khabti said that the healthcare sector’s contribution to the Kingdom’s gross domestic product is projected to reach about $66.6 billion, with the creation of more than 245,000 jobs by 2030.
Saudi Food and Drug Authority explores investment prospects with US healthcare firms
Saudi Arabia’s food, drug, medical devices, and equipment sectors are on track to prosper amid meetings with US healthcare firms to explore investment opportunities between the two countries.
Healthcare spending in UAE to hit $34bn by 2027: DHCC report
RIYADH: Healthcare spending in the UAE is expected to reach 126 billion dirhams ($34 billion) by 2027, according to official projections.
MoH adopts resolutions for radiation protection
The minister of health, Dr Ahmad Al-Awadi, has adopted three ministerial decisions on the use of ionizing radiation and the prevention of its risks, based on the recommendations of the radiation prevention committee and the proposals of the radiation prevention department of the public health sector.
Saudi insurance sector grows 22% with health as primary driver
Saudi insurance firms saw a 22 percent increase in gross written premiums, totaling SR48.96 billion ($13.05 billion) for the nine months ending in September 2023, surpassing the previous year’s corresponding period.
Saudi health insurance sector eyes 25m beneficiaries by 2030: report
Health insurance companies in Saudi Arabia are looking to extend their coverage to 25 million beneficiaries by 2030, a report has revealed.
KU signs MoU with KOC on healthcare
The Medical Sciences Center of Kuwait University (KU) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), aiming to exchange expertise and boost partnership in the healthcare field.
National Medical Care Co. secures $93m murabaha facility from GIB
In a bid to finance the working capital requirements, National Medical Care Co. has secured a SR350 million ($93.30 million) murabaha facility from the Gulf International Bank.
Saudi Insurance Authority set to foster local and international sector growth
Saudi Arabia’s insurance sector is preparing itself for a game-changing new regulatory body that is set to grow the market and encourage new players in line with the rapid pace of change taking place in the Kingdom.
Saudi health insurance set to cover 90% of population this year, says industry regulator
The number of Saudis signing up to health insurance schemes hit 11.46 million in the second quarter of 2023, up 5 percent on the same period last year, according to the latest figures.
Wellness startup Valeo gets pulses racing in Saudi healthcare market
CAIRO: Dubai-based wellness startup Valeo has made deep inroads into Saudi Arabia with the growing acceptance of telemedicine, remote monitoring and convenient health management in the Kingdom.
UAE’s healthcare sector sets global benchmark in medical services and innovation
The UAE’s healthcare sector continues to lead regionally and globally in medical services and scientific achievements this year, according to a study.
Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector bets big on digital transformation
Saudi Arabia is leading the digitalization wave in the wellness space by improving quality care, patient experience, and sustainable health development on par with the best in the world.
Dubai: New executive education programme to train healthcare professionals
A new executive education programme is set to attract, retain, and train healthcare professionals, clinical educators, administrators, and scientists in the UAE.
Al-Futtaim Health and Mohamad and Obaid AlMulla Group unite for transformative healthcare expansion in the region
Al-Futtaim Health, part of Al-Futtaim Group and Mohamad and Obaid AlMulla Group (M&O Group) are proud to announce a strategic collaboration to expand the region's healthcare sector.
MoH committed to updating healthcare system and protocols
The Ministry of Health has confirmed its commitment to the continuous development of the health system and updating health care policies and protocols in line with the latest global developments.
MoH has no plans to cancel expat med fees
The health ministry has no intention of backing away from the decision to impose fees on expats for receiving medicines, as it sees it is necessary to regulate mechanisms behind dispensing medicine and supervising it.
DHAMAN embraces the responsible care philosophy
Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) continues its contributions to sustainable development by carrying out its social responsibilities related to various societal aspects.
MoH conference on blood diseases
Minister of Health, Dr Ahmad Al-Awadhi opened the Fifth Best of Ash 2022 Conference on the latest developments in blood diseases. The conference was held Saturday with the participation of 16 lecturers from different countries of the world.
Zulekha Healthcare Group, Sharjah Health Authority sign MoU to offer healthcare services to community
Zulekha Healthcare Group has collaborated with Sharjah Health Authority with an aim to strengthen private-public partnership and extend quality healthcare services to the community.
KSRelief signs $10m deals with WHO, UNICEF to prevent spread of measles, polio
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has signed agreements with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to combat the spread of measles and polio in several countries, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.
Saudi Arabia reports three cases of monkeypox, all coming from Europe
The spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health told Al Arabiya on Monday, that the Kingdom has detected three cases of monkeypox.
Saudi aid center, UN health agency sign deal to cut female deaths in Yemen
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has bolstered its work with a UN health agency to help cut the number of deaths among girls and pregnant women in Yemen.
Health situation stable
Kuwaiti health authorities said Wednesday that despite an increase in COVID-19 infections, the health situation in Kuwait remains stable, and taking precautionary measures will reduce the chances of infection.
Kuwait’s Health Ministry, WHO maintain cooperation
The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Kuwait, Dr Assad Hafeez on Wednesday praised relations between Kuwait Health Ministry and WHO, since establishment of WHO office in Kuwait.
Saudi aid agency signs medical campaign agreement
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center on Sunday signed a joint agreement with Al-Basar International Foundation to carry out medical campaigns in eight countries to combat blindness and its causes, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
No acute hepatitis cases in Kuwait: MoH
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has affirmed that its tasked teams have continued monitoring the local and international health conditions, indicating that there should be no confusion of covid cases with other illnesses, namely acute hepatitis that has not been recorded to Kuwait.
Belgian healthcare consultancy Hict, Saudi Arabia’s Alfaisal University ink collaboration deal
International boutique consultancy firm Hict signed an agreement with Alfaisal University in Riyadh. The signing was held in the presence of Hict CEO Jan Demey; Dr. Mashael Al-Rujaib, managing consultant at Hict regional headquarters in Riyadh; and Dr. Khaled Al-Kattan, vice dean of Alfaisal University and dean of the College of Medicine.
Covid in UAE: Dubai announces new mask rules; travel, quarantine protocols
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on Friday announced that close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases who are not experiencing any symptoms are no longer required to quarantine.
Covid in UAE: Abu Dhabi eases quarantine rules, increases capacity at events
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced relaxation in Covid-19 restrictions from Saturday.
Abu Dhabi's ADQ to create UAE's largest healthcare platform
Abu Dhabi’s ADQ on Wednesday entered into an agreement to consolidate several companies within Pure Health to create the largest healthcare provider in the UAE.
Saudi Arabia confirms Omicron case in traveler coming from North Africa
Saudi Arabia detected its first case of COVID-19 variant Omicron in a traveler coming from North Africa, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an official source of the Ministry of Health.
Abu Dhabi: New drive-through Covid-19 testing centre opens
NMC Healthcare opened a new Covid-19 drive-thru facility at Oxford Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi.
Dallah Healthcare signs SAR 289 mln deal to buy shares representing 8.2% of International Medical Center
Dallah Healthcare Co. signed, on Oct. 27, an agreement to purchase shares representing 8.2% of capital of International Medical Center Co. (IMC) in Jeddah, for SAR 289 million, according to a bourse statement.
Saudi Arabia came out ahead of COVID pandemic, proved its resilience: Al-Falih at FII
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Investment, Khalid al-Falih, on Tuesday said that the Kingdom came out “ahead” of the COVID-19 pandemic and proved its resilience, at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Summit in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia’s new COVID-19 vaccination rules come into effect
New rules requiring people in Saudi Arabia to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine before entering certain public places come into effect today, October 10.
Health minister declares life in Kuwait back to normal
Life in Kuwait has returned to normal and all places have reopened for normal operations, Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said yesterday, adding that precautionary health measures should still be observed.
Saudi Arabia to ink deals with AstraZeneca, Pfizer to locally produce COVID-19 vaccine: sources
Saudi Arabia will sign today, Sept. 14, agreements with global pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca and Pfizer, to locally produce COVID-19 vaccines, Al Sharq News reported, citing informed sources.
Organizing Committees of Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit 2021 are Completing their Preparations
The organizing committees of the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit 2021 have completed their preparations before the launch date,
Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Donates SAR 20 Million to Provide Vaccines for less Developed Countries
Al-Bilad newspaper said in its editorial that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has spared no effort to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Saudi healthtech startup Clinicy eyes local expansion after latest investment round
Saudi health technology startup Clinicy has closed a seven-figure pre-series A investment round led by private equity firm Mad’a Investment Company, it announced on Sunday.
UAE COVID-19 trial: Almost all children had virus antibodies after Sinopharm vaccine
A COVID-19 trial among adolescents in the United Arab Emirates showed almost all children who received two doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine generated antibodies against the deadly virus, health officials have said.
Covid-19 in Abu Dhabi: Entry for only vaccinated people at public places from August 20
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has issued a reminder for residents regarding allowing entry into a number of public places only for those vaccinated, effective from Friday, August 20, 2021.
Saudi Arabia sends coronavirus aid to Vietnam
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action (KSrelief), the charity arm of Saudi Arabia, delivered on Sunday medical and preventive aid to help the Southeast Asian country combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 87% of Saudi university students inoculated against coronavirus
A whopping majority of university students, academic staff, and employees and have been inoculated against coronavirus, the official spokesman for university education, Tariq Al-Ahmari, revealed on Monday.
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