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Dubai officials confirm 800 cases of food poisoning this year

The Municipality has launched a new campaign to increase awareness on food storage


Saudi bans import of live birds, eggs from Malaysia on bird flu concerns

The move comes after a fresh outbreak of avian influenza cases in Malaysia

Saudi Arabia to exempt medicines and medical equipment from VAT

The 5 per cent value added tax is due to come into force on January 1 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital to sell UAE diagnostics firm to Al Borg Medical Labs

The transaction is expected to close in three months

China Metallurgical Group signs $531m expat hospital deal with Kuwait

The hospitals will have a capacity for 600 beds each and will serve insurance-paying expats

Dubai launches new health insurance payment system

The new system will be implemented in the next three years

Oman Chamber says employee health insurance to become mandatory in 2018

Companies in the country have recently been reducing or retracting health cover due to tougher economic conditions

London’s King’s College Hospital appoints Dubai CEO, plans liver transplant procedures

The 100-bed hospital, first announced last year, is due to open in Q4 2018

Sun, sand and surgery: Dubai’s plan to become a medical tourism hub

Dubai is looking to cement its position as the region’s go-to hub for medical tourism, but does it have what it takes to compete on a global level?

Taking cover: Mandatory health insurance in the Gulf explained

The move to roll out mandatory health insurance across the GCC is generally viewed as good news for its citizens but what are the implications for insurance companies, health establishments and businesses?

UAE’s NMC Health expands into Saudi

The company has taken a majority stake in a new hospital in Jeddah

Abu Dhabi private clinics report staff layoffs

Changes forcing Emiratis to pay for part of their key are impacting local private hospitals

Saudi to nationalise health, automobile sectors

Plans come after the kingdom announced the complete Saudisation of the mobile sector

Aster launches region’s first online pharmacy

The company plans to deliver prescription medication to the homes of its customers

Five minutes with… Linda Abdullah, head of Dubai Medical Tourism Office

Linda Abdullah explains Dubai’s medical tourism ambitions following the launch of the Dubai Health Experience brand

NMC officially opens 75,000sqm super speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi

NMC Royal has a licensed capacity of 250 beds

Why are medicines so expensive in the UAE?

Stephen MacLaren shares tips on how to combat the high costs

GCC healthcare market to be worth $70bn by 2020

GCC healthcare market to be worth $70bn by 2020

UAE expected to account for 26% of spending

World Government Summit 2016: How cloud software can double human lifespan

New technology could help prevent age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s

Aster DM Healthcare plans Indian IPO this year – report

Dubai-based healthcare provider will also acquire three new hospitals

Mediclinic eyes Gulf expansion following Al Noor merger

Reverse takeover of Abu Dhabi’s Al Noor was announced in October

Experts discuss how technology advances can prevent chronic diseases in the Middle East

Gulf Business event highlights the need for both new technology and better lifestyle choices in the region

MERS patient dies in Abu Dhabi

The 73-year-old reportedly contracted the virus earlier this month

UAE’s respiratory problems: Are the corporate costs adding up?

Employers need to take measures to control the issue, writes Stephen MacLaren

Mobile health applications: Should companies use them to track employee behaviour?

Several multinationals have already begun using health monitoring apps in the workplace, writes Carole Khalife

Dubai’s Meraas launches clinic at City Walk as part of new healthcare unit

The new clinic will be operated by US-based Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services

UAE Ministry of Health to reduce price of 142 new drugs

New prices will come into place from January 1

UAE Announces Two New MERS Cases

Both the patients are stable and are receiving necessary medical care, the Ministry of Health said.

WHO Meets Global Experts Over MERS Scare

Meeting will be held to discuss whether to elevate the status of the virus.

Saudi To Develop MERS Vaccine To Combat Outbreak

An international firm is scheduled to visit the Kingdom to discuss the manufacturing of a MERS vaccine.