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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.

UAE Confirms Three New MERS Cases

All newly detected cases have shown no outward symptoms of the virus, HAAD said.

UAE’s Al Noor Hospitals Targets Home Growth In 2014, As 2013 Profit Edges Up

Revenue for the group, which operates three hospitals and 12 clinics in the UAE, rose 12.5 per cent year-on-year to $365 million in 2013.

Dubai Reveals Roll-Out Plan For Mandatory Health Insurance

Larger companies will need to implement the law by October 2014, says Dubai Health Authority.

UAE’s Anti-Smoking Law Restricts Tobacco Sale

The law places many restrictions on the sale of tobacco including a ban on advertisements and marketing in supermarkets.

Oman Plans To Build $1.5bn Medical Complex

The government-funded project will cover five million square metres and will be built in the Batnah region.

Hikma H1 Revenues Up 34.8%

Hikma Pharmaceuticals delivers a strong first half performance in 2012.

Julphar’s H1 Revenue Up 13.5%

The pharmaceutical company has seen a profit rise of 5.6 per cent for the first half of last year, with operating profit also up.