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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.
Saudi Arabia aid agency chief meets Yemeni health minister
RIYADH: The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met Yemeni Minister of Health Dr. Qassem Buhaibah in Riyadh on Sunday.
DHCC pushing boundaries with evolutionary healthcare initiatives
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is fast emerging as a world-class hub for evolutionary healthcare initiatives, due to its highly focused approach towards research and development, experts said.
Adolescents aged 12-15 to be vaccinated from August
Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha said a plan has been set in line with global recommendations and specialized bodies’ guidelines to vaccinate pregnant women and children aged 12-15 against COVID-19.
Regulations governing organ transplants in Saudi Arabia
Health is wealth. It may not be easy for a healthy individual to understand the true meaning of this proverb, but ask somebody who has to regularly visit a dialysis center or an individual whose liver function is deteriorating with each passing day.
DHAMAN celebrates healthcare technology management week
Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) recently organized a series of biomedical engineering events to celebrate international Healthcare Technology Management Week (HTM).
Dubai: Only fully vaccinated people allowed to attend weddings, concerts
Only fully vaccinated people, who have taken both the doses of the Covid-19 jab
Abu Dhabi approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for all adults and over-12s
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available for everyone over the age of 12, Abu Dhabi's government said.
Amiri Hospital sets new benchmarks for digital healthcare services in Kuwait
Amiri Hospital, one of Kuwait’s most established medical facilities, has leveraged new network architecture from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to pioneer new innovations and standards in digital health, telemedicine and in-patient care in Kuwait.
Vaccinated Kuwaiti arrivals exempted from quarantine
KUWAIT: People queue up to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at the Kuwait Vaccination Center in Mishref yesterday. – Photo by Fouad Al-Shaikh
Vaccinated Kuwaiti arrivals exempted from quarantine
KUWAIT: People queue up to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at the Kuwait Vaccination Center in Mishref yesterday. – Photo by Fouad Al-Shaikh
Saudi Arabia to invest $66 billion in healthcare infrastructure by 2030
Saudi Arabia plans to invest SR250 billion ($66.67 billion) in healthcare infrastructure and boost private sector participation from the current 40 percent to 65 percent by 2030, according to a new Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) report published on Sunday.
Saudi healthcare companies witness Tadawul trading surge
More than 70 companies listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) are trading above their three-month averages, according to data compiled by Argaam.
Saudi suspends events, shuts malls and sports centres; Kuwait bans entry for non-citizens
Saudi Arabia has enforced further measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, announcing the suspension of all events and parties, including weddings, corporate meetings and gatherings for a period of 30 days, subject to extension.
Saudi Arabia begins largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign
Saudi Arabia has begun the largest vaccination campaign against COVID-19, with Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah becoming the first citizen to receive the vaccine.
Mona Obaid, medical director for KSA at Eli Lilly and Co
Dr. Mona Talib Obaid was recently appointed medical director for KSA at Eli Lilly and Co. She has become the first Saudi woman to hold a top leadership position in the Kingdom’s pharmaceutical sector.
Saudi food authority is evaluating more vaccines
JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) said it is evaluating many coronavirus vaccines being developed by various companies.
Surge in Saudi medical supplies factories during pandemic
RIYADH: A total of 829 new industrial licenses were issued by the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources between January and November this year, a rise of 8.67 percent and a sign of the resilience of the industrial sector in the face of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
UAE foreign minister hails relations with Russia, COVID-19 vaccine cooperation
"The UAE is proud to have strategic relations with Russia," said Sheikh Abdullah, adding that Moscow and Abu Dhabi were cooperating on the trials for the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
Saudi Arabia shows ‘very rapid’ response to COVID-19 pandemic: Al-Jadaan
Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Saudi Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Economy and Planning, said that 2020 was an extraordinary year due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, highlighting that the Kingdom showed a “very rapid” response to that crisis.
Crown Prince, Japan’s PM hold phone talks, seek to strengthen bilateral ties
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has made a phone call to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
UAE ranks first among GCC countries in medical tourism
The UAE ranked first among GCC countries in best medical tourism destination globally according to the US-based Medical Tourism Association.
Experts at Saudi forum to review vaccines’ progress
The 11th KAIMRC Annual Forum for Medical Research, starting virtually on Wednesday, will discuss global challenges and prospects related to the development of vaccines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Sheikh Mohammed receives Covid-19 vaccine
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday (Nov 3) received the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.
Saudi ministry announces quarantine rules for foreign pilgrims
People arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah are not supposed to wear Ihram on their arrival, as they have to undergo a three-day quarantine in their hotels, said Dr. Amr Al-Maddah, chief planning and strategy officer at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Saudi government to grant 500,000 riyals to families of health workers who died from COVID-19
Saudi Arabia is to grant 500,000 riyals to families of health workers who died from COVID-19.
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