Jeddah - September 27, 2021: Covid-19 has changed everything in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are more socially and environmentally aware, and all evidence suggests continued pressure on brands to align their communications with corporate values. CSR therefore needs to be a core element of the corporate communications strategies’ companies adopt as a way to future-proof their business and build trust in their brand.
The global crisis is a wake-up call for businesses to re-address their purpose and how they operate. This is important, not only so they can thrive today, but so they can be prepared and anticipate the future challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations in extraordinary ways. It also had an enormous impact on the types of businesses we decide to ......read more
The funding will drive the platform’s scale, product development and expansion across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and GCC
Riyadh, KSA – 22, August, 2021: Clinicy, an innovative Saudi healthtech business has announced a successful seven-figure investment from Riyadh-headquartered private equity firm Mad’a Investment Company. The funding follows successful integration and implementation results with medical institutions. The proprietary healthcare management system manages bookings, appointments and patient engagement, increasing efficiency and quality of service. While the exact investment figure remains undisclosed, it is the largest Pre-Series A investment in the healthtech sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year.
On the occasion of the investment round signing, Clinicy ......read more
Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients
Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a supply of antivirus and antibacterial products provides much-needed added protection.
Bader Abbas, Marketing Director at Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, said: “Here at Dr Samir Abbas Hospital, we take safety precautions very seriously, especially during the pandemic. The safety of our doctors, frontliners and staff is always our top priority. Hygiene awareness has reached an all-time high during the ......read more
Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre introduces new membership offerings
Saudi - April 08, 2021: Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence in the heart of the Saudi capital announced its new Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre offers.
The luxurious spa and wellness centre is opulently designed with an exclusive theme, reflecting authentic treatments from the legendary Silk Route’s holistic rituals. It offers Recuperation, Rejuvenation and Repowering treatments.
Shaza Afiya extends two types of memberships: Active Afiya and Relaxed Todos. Both memberships offer exclusive access to Gym, Fitness Studio, while Relaxed Todos includes an additional 30% discounts on all Shaza Afiya services and 10% discount on Shaza Afiya retail products in addition to exclusive access to ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – March 23, 2021: Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Saudi German Hospital Group, one of the key healthcare providers in the Middle East & Africa, covering a wide geography, signed a three-year agreement to establish a state of the art Sleep Disorders Management service. The partnership is aimed at providing innovative solutions to patients suffering from acute disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
With the help of this partnership, Philips will be able to offer patients of Saudi German Health easy access to the latest technologies to manage sleep difficulties through an integrated, diagnostic and therapeutic program that covers the patients’ entire treatment cycle. It will also further enable a thorough follow-up procedure to ensure ......read more
Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests
March 04, 2021: Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more
The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research.
February 10, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA.
Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Mr. Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties on January 21, 2021. Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by ......read more
• Public-private partnership aims to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system in line with the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ healthcare goals
• AI Knowledge Hub and AI Lab to develop local talent through knowledge exchange and training
• Philips’ best-in-class AI-enabled healthcare solutions will improve performance and productivity, and help deliver better healthcare to Saudi Arabia’s citizens
Riyadh, KSA — The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) today announced it has partnered with Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, to further support Saudi Arabia’s goal of becoming a leader in driving Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The Memorandum of Understanding between ......read more
December 21, 2020: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.
Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East that we are serving and we are in position to continue delivering what matters to help stamp out the pandemic in the ......read more
• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021.
• Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability.
• Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.
December 19, 2020: Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s leading medical research facility turns to high performance computing solutions provided by Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in Jeddah
Riyadh, 12 November 2020: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), one of the leading biomedical and clinical research institutions has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to provide high performance computing (HPC) to power its complex research into a potential treatment for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“At KAIMRC, one of our strategic goals is to conduct advanced medical research focusing on complex health problems, and in line with this, we started analyzing the protein structures of SARS-CoV-2 in March 2020. Understanding the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 required analysis of protein strands, and by ......read more
13, October 2020: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Levels 9 and 10 represents healthcare technology leaders that often leverage these technologies in innovative ways and have encouraged deep adoption across their entire organization," according to CHIME.
More than 30,000 facilities in 14 countries were represented in the ......read more
High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.
A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.
Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.
Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of investing and the economy, while 66 per cent say that it is likely to broaden their risk assessment to include more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
October 12, 2020: A new research report launched by Campden Wealth, ......read more
As Saudi residents spend more time indoors, do we really know what’s lurking in our homes?
12 October 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The WHO estimates that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors .
Dust mites and their faeces are the most relevant inducers of allergic diseases worldwide . But how much do we really know about these microscopic bedfellows?
WHAT ARE DUST MITES?
House dust mites are microscopic arachnids that can be found in homes all around the world. Their average lifecycle is 65-100 days and during that time they will produce approximately 2,000 faecal pellets and secrete even more proteins through their saliva – both of which can trigger allergies and impact your wellbeing .
In fact, dust mite allergens are the most relevant inducers of allergic ......read more
New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector
Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands
Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures
September 27, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities.
WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, along with number of WTTC’s Members from key areas of the Travel & Tourism sector, to bring together this important body of work.
The report emphasises the ......read more
Oxford Business Group and Najm Insurance Services launch latest research tool
Riyadh, 9 September 2020: The impact of Covid-19 on the insurance sector in Saudi Arabia and the efforts of sector players to support the national response to the challenges of the pandemic are explored in a new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) by Oxford Business Group (OBG), produced with Najm Insurance Services.
The CRR provides an in-depth analysis of Saudi Arabia’s response to the coronavirus in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to the country’s socio-economic landscape.
The report examines the Kingdom’s robust macroeconomic position before the crisis, looking at how the combination of low public debt, a strong credit rating and high FX ......read more
Oxford Business Group and Saudi Payments launch new economic analysis
17 August, 2020 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) issued by Oxford Business Group, (OBG) in partnership with Saudi payments, revealed the success of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in benefiting from e-commerce, digital transactions and dealing with the challenges imposed by the Coronavirus, which contributed in supporting the recovery of the national economy, despite the quarantine policies and commercial lockdown during the last period.
The CRR provides an in-depth analysis at the Saudi Arabia’s response to the challenges imposed by this pandemic, as it highlights on solid infrastructure of the e-commerce and digital payments sectors in the Kingdom, which has facilitated the transition towards ......read more
Global Business Group Lays Out Plan for Addressing Resurgence from Pandemic and Issues Call to Action for Collaboration
July , 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- B20 Saudi Arabia, the official voice of business to the G20, today announced a six-point plan designed to combat the current global pandemic and lay a foundation to address future resurgences of the disease, including a potential “second wave” of the virus in the coming months. The warning comes in concert with the launch of a new special report by B20, which was developed in collaboration with business leaders and leading multilateral organizations around the world.
B20 wanted to get consensus from the business world on how governments can better support the private sector during the crisis, protect the economy and prepare ......read more
Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion
July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.
This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to increase the private sector participation in the provision of healthcare services. Saudi Arabia is the Gulf Cooperation ......read more
July 02, 2020: As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.
Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.
A dedicated team of experts at Alstom has brought together their key expertise and resources across all technical domains, while coordinating with ......read more
By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA
June 28, 2020: The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events.
Recent news revealed updates on WPS (Wage Protection System) and customs fees, and more recently the Saudi Arabia GAZT (General Authority of Zakat and Tax) issued updated transfer ......read more
• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.
By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)
June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.
However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.
As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more
• Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter
• Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided
• Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home
29 April 2020: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest private medical services provider, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2020.
First quarter revenue increased by 9.4% year-on-year to SAR 1,343.3 million, driven by revenue growth across the ......read more
April 25, 2020: The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event.
This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand dentists from around the world, and more than one hundred thousand views through social media.
Dr. Thamer Theeb, a dental consultant at the British Academy (BAIRD), comments: “This conference is the largest virtual gathering of dentists ......read more
In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%).
In both the countries, concern over job loss was seen more among expats than locals. In the UAE, Western (74%) and Asian expats (68%) appeared more nervous about this scenario as compared to the Emiratis (46%). Similarly, in KSA, expats are more anxious ......read more
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2020: Keeping customer centricity as our primary objective, Lenovo is leveraging the full strength of its global business operations to maintain services support and minimize any potential impact on customers worldwide during this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic.
To better support our customers, Lenovo is offering a free global warranty extension for up to 75 days through May 31, 2020. The extension is applicable to all Lenovo PCs, tablets, smart home devices, consumer AR and VR devices, monitors and accessories, with warranties that are coming to an end between March 15 and April 30, 2020.
Through the breadth of consumer technology and services, Lenovo is here to support customers in continuing to stay connected, productive and entertained at home.
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – February 2, 2020: King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is one of four recipients of this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award of Excellence and is in the top 100 list of organizations worldwide to achieve this award. KFSH&RC is the first HIMSS Davies Award winner in the Kingdom and the first outside of North America to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory and HIMSS Stage 6 Analytics Maturity.
The HIMSS Davies Award recognizes outstanding achievements of organizations that have utilized health IT to substantially improve patient outcomes through sharing evidence-driven best practices on implementation strategies, workflow design, change management and patient ......read more
The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field
January 28, 2020: H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting cooperation and coordination in the health sector.
The meeting was held today on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to 30.
H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry, and a number of officials from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait attended the meeting, which touched on methods of improving health services and how to keep abreast of ......read more
The three-day congress sheds light on the latest technological innovations, investment opportunities and developments in pharmaceutical manufacturing
Saudi - December 04, 2019: The 5th MENA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Congress and Exhibition kicked off today at the Voco Hotel, Riyadh. The three-day congress with the theme – ‘Improving pharmaceutical manufacturing through innovative strategies and knowledge’ – will discuss key innovations, challenges and opportunities in Saudi Arabia, and the MENA region in general.
Dr. Moureq Alotaibi, President of Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, and Dr. Faisal BinDail, Chairman of National Committee for Pharmaceutical Industries and the Scientific Committee Chairman of the Congress opened the congress which brought together 360 delegates ......read more
October 22, 2019, Dammam, KSA: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, participated in the inaugural conference for Saudi Workplace, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing with experts providing insights on Road Traffic Safety Management Systems and global industry standards to an audience of health and safety professionals and industry leaders.
The four-day event, held under the auspices of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), took place in Damman, Saudi Arabia. It is the first event of its kind in Saudi Arabia and supports the commitments set by Saudi Vision 2030.
Deemah Saleh Alswat, Training Supervisor in Business Assurance at Intertek Gulf region, presented on road traffic safety management, shedding light on how organisations can play a key ......read more
Riyadh, July 31, 2019: Today, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority announces it has partnered with what3words, helping those in need of medical attention to be found faster and respond to incidents more effectively. The partnership, launching ahead of the busy Hajj period, will enable callers to use 3 word addresses, providing a simple way to describe precisely where help is needed.
what3words has divided the globe into 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It is one of the most advanced systems in emergency operations in the world. ///seagull.shorter.hobbit for example, will take you to the front entrance of Ar Riyāḑ, Riyadh. The app is free to download for both iOS and Android, or by browser, and works offline – making it ideal for use in areas with an unreliable ......read more
• International Medical Center acquires three new facilities in North Jeddah
• In line with Amanat’s strategic growth plans of making both direct and add-on acquisitions to its portfolio
• Amanat oversaw the acquisition, leveraging its deep healthcare expertise to support successful closing
Saudi - 02 July 2019: Amanat Holdings PJSC (“Amanat”), the GCC’s largest healthcare and education investment company, announces that its portfolio company, International Medical Center (“IMC”), has agreed to the acquisition of 100% of three medical facilities located in North Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Completion is pending regulatory and legal approvals of the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.
IMC is a leading tertiary care hospital, with an existing 300 bed ......read more
08 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah.
A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of his face: forehead, eye, middle face, cheek, chin, and neck. The injuries were very deep near to the base of his skull, facial bones, muscles, skin, and nerves. Bone of his left eye was completely detached from its place.
After one day, and rejections from other hospitals due to the severity of the injuries, the patient visited Prof. Ibrahim Hashish, Head of Dental and Maxillofacial Center at SGH Jeddah.
“In my forty years of work in maxillofacial ......read more
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day
Aligned and in support of World Health Day, Mr. Makarem Batterjee, President of Bait Al Batterjee (BAB) holding company and Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Saudi German Hospitals Group, shares his healthcare vision and purpose for the Middle East and beyond
03 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: April 7th marks World Health Day, an initiative launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness of prevalent global health issues that require action and impact driven change collectively from around the globe.
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day with the aim of ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, ......read more
14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019.
Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and a potential capacity of up to 300 beds and 100 clinics. The hospital is located on King Fahd Street, West of Al Faisaliah in Dammam and will provide patients from the Eastern Province, and beyond, world-class expertise and patient care.
Speaking about the project, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Group President of Saudi German Hospital Group, commented: “This is an important milestone for SGH Group as we continue to expand in the region to increase patient access to world-class healthcare. ......read more
Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health
All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process
All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients
We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements.
Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products.
All of our products are halal certified by the relevant national and international bodies such as HMC in the UK.
Our expert and highly experienced healthcare and ......read more
2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign
Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018: The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the Region (Khalid Ayedh Asiri) and sponsored by AL-Jazeera paints company at AL-Rashed Mall in Abha city.
The campaign was a great success and attracted many attendees and participants. The most important of these was Dr. Meshabab Bin Saeed Al- Asmari, Assistant General Manager of Health Affairs for Human Resources in Asir Region who inaugurated the campaign on behalf of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the ......read more
Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017
Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018: A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of smoking across the GCC and the implications of cigarette taxation on illicit trade. Smoking statistics for the GCC show a rate of over 7 million adult smokers ; of which more than 3 million adult smokers are in KSA.
Furthermore, Q2 2018 market research conducted by MSintelligence shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017. This research aims to provide an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018: The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.
The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir through Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition 2018, which was prepared by Al- Jazeera Paints in full. Many agencies participate such as: Asir Central Hospital, Sector and hospital of Ahad Rufaida, Shafa Abha Hospital for maternity and Children, the Directorate Health Awareness, Breast Cancer Zahrat Society and Al- Khamis General Hospital.
The exhibition was provided with two clinics with a full ......read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.
Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017
Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living.
With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At ......read more
Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist
People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice.
30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017: In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with ......read more
by Doctor Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2016: Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in ......read more
UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.
The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and ......read more
KKESH is first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this prestigious global recognition for use of health informatics
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 16 May 2016 – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has announced that it has achieved Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). HIMSS’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016: Reputed Healthcare provider of the MENA Region, the Saudi German Hospitals Group, recently hosted an event in Dubai to unveil its new dedicated Plastic Surgery Center. Held on the evening on the 1st of May at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Cosmetrix as the new Center has been titled, was launched amidst a glamorous event that was attended by VIPs, celebrity guests, ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from ......read more
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.
Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process
Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 ......read more
Center To Help Autistic Saudis Aged Between 3 And 8 Years
His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif, the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre in Dammam’s An Nur District on April 6 2016 – the first multi-discipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province.
The ......read more
Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances.
Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a ......read more
Jeddah: The market of restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia has been witnessing a prosperous growth, due to the economical stability and overall national security of the country, for the past years. These two main factors have encouraged national and foreign businessmen to invest billions in the hospitality sector, knowing that the market has the capacity to attract more profitable ......read more
Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center…
Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get ......read more
The 9th Annual CFO Strategies Forum recognized Mr. Fahad Al-Shammari, CFO of Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corporations (Spimaco Addwaeih) for achieving the 2nd ranking in (Revolutionary CFO of the Year Award) during the MENA CFO Awards Ceremony held in Sofitel The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 26th of October 2015. This award is presented to the CFO of a public or private ......read more
Binzagr Unilever and Lifebuoy visit 30 schools all around the Kingdom to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure from life-threatening diseases
Jeddah – October 17th, 2014 – ‘Binzagr Unilever’, the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15th 2015 by visiting 30 ......read more
Fitness First to offer all club members across the UAE 10% off event registrations
United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2015: To kick start your winter on a healthy note Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run and Fitness First has joined forces to encourage UAE residents to set a new goal this season over the cooler months and sign up to the World’s Brightest 5K night ......read more
Children are inclined to fall sick more often than adults. This is mainly because they spend most of their time in close contact with other children at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, increasing their risk of illness and the likelihood of passing this on to others.
Hygiene is ......read more
Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing ......read more
Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial
Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes ......read more
UAE, June 22, 2015 – All 11 facilities managed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) have attained Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model EMRAM)SM by HIMSS Analytics Middle East, which is one of the highest recognition for its use of clinical information technology (IT) systems and advanced safety features to enhance the patient care experience.
SEHA ......read more
To keep the mind and body in good health is our responsibility, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. The Holy month of Ramadan gives us a great opportunity to balance our lifestyle and quit habits which can deteriorate our health. During fasting we would be able to focus on discipline, eating habits and self-control. It also gives the body a chance to remove ......read more
Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, Taking Correct Medication and Watching Diet All Essential for Safe Fasting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Diabetes sufferers can fast during Ramadan – but they do need to take precautions to safeguard their health, according to Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor to Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa.
The UAE has a diabetes rate of 19 percent, among ......read more
As the month of Ramadan approaches, many people are eagerly anticipating the fasting season and the month of giving. It is a month where one learns tolerance, patience and empathy. From a health perspective, a lot of benefits can be had from fasting in the right way during Ramadan. The long summer days may pose a challenge as one may have to fast for as long as 14 to 16 hours.
To ......read more
‘Ramadan’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘ramida or ‘ar-ramad’, which means scorching heat or dryness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded to be very holy ......read more
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult with a medical professional for more information.
1) People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan
Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type ......read more
Jeddah: The food and dining industry in Saudi Arabia witnessed a leap of prosperity as the market now is valued at billions of Saudi Riyals and exhibit a healthy rapid growth. Such factors are indicators for the firm and stable Saudi economy, which in their turn motivated many investors and companies to invest in this prosper sector. Despite the diversity and abundance of the sector, especially ......read more
Diabetes and Fasting
Is it Ok for me to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, if I am living with diabetes?
During fasting, about eight hours after the last meal our bodies start to make use of energy stores to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels normal. For most people, this is not harmful.
However, a problem can occur if you are living with diabetes, such ......read more
Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, is a special occasion for worshipping and praying. It is also a special occasion when families prepare their favorite traditional foods and sit down together with relatives and friends to enjoy it.
However, many of us follow bad eating habits and routines during Ramadan. Below are some tips provided by Dr. Anita Gupta, Clinical Dietician and Dr. ......read more
May 21, 2015: The 5th edition of Saudi Health 2015, the country’s largest healthcare event, concluded on a successful note with over 17,000 visitors attending the show. The show saw the participation of more than 350 exhibitors from 11 countries across an exhibition space of 8,000 sqm. Saudi Health provided them with a unique platform to showcase their latest innovations in healthcare ......read more
UAE, May 21, 2015 - Many people use mouthwash as part of their oral hygiene routine to effectively strengthen their teeth and gums. Oral rinses work by helping fight plaque and gum disease, prevent tooth decay and toothaches, and eliminate bad breath. While they have many oral benefits, some people are still worried that alcohol-containing variants, in particular, will result in a number of ......read more
May 16, 2015: Under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, the Minister of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Saudi Health 2015, the largest healthcare event in Saudi Arabia, will be inaugurated (Monday, May 18, 2015) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Running until May 20, 2015, the latest edition of the premier healthcare show is aimed towards ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 05 May, 2015: Suffering from a joint pain, stiffness with a swelling? Most people would consult a General Practitioner or take over the counter pain relief medication in the hope that the aches and pains would go away. However, this could be an indication of a more serious problem, namely rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Emirates Arthritis Foundation, 20% ......read more
Restylane® fillers and Restylane Skinboosters™ will be put to the test in a unique campaign by Sharon Stone
Details of the challenge and the results will be unveiled at a live event in May
The initiative aims to build trust in aesthetic treatments by demonstrating natural-looking results of Restylane in real life
MONACO(May 4,2015) -Today, Sharon Stone has embarked on a ......read more
Riyadh – 21 April 2015: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) health sector is expected to drive in a demand for 70,000 more hospital beds by 2016. Looking to address this, the Kingdom is currently witnessing increased construction activity for medical facilities and infrastructure, including the current construction of five new medical cities and 132 hospitals. The vibrancy of the ......read more
In Middle East and North Africa (MENA), stroke is increasingly becoming a major health problem, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 20301. Specialists have highlighted the lack of data in the epidemiology of stroke in MENA region as a major challenge, while emphasizing on the urgent need to develop strategies to prevent and better care for stroke patients in the ......read more
Pharmacy inaugurated flagship branch in Abu Dhabi with a message to pay attention to health
9 April 2015, Abu Dhabi: The message of the importance of health and wellness could not have come at a better time. Celebrated each year on 7 April, World Health Day is a global awareness, an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In celebration of this important awareness ......read more
• Arabian Healthcare Group on a mission to prevent, treat and help patients manage Diabetes with a special focus on complications of the disease.
• Group’s Wellness Division to work with corporate and schools to prevent the ......read more
As a part of celebrating 15 years of their establishment in the UAE, the dermatology centre held an evening soiree attended by members of the royal family, prominent business and media personalities, celebrities and socialites alike
Dermacare crowns Dr. Fazeela Abbassi as the first Miss Dermacare
Headed by Dr. Ikramullah Al Nasir, Founder President and CEO, Dermacare Group has ......read more
With spring already fading and the sounds of summer slowly but surely beckoning, it is time to start thinking on ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones as we enjoy our time in the sun. OLIMPIA CARMEN, Cosmetologist and Laser expert at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic takes time to answer questions on Melasma, which she terms as a common skin ailment that she sees and treats on a daily ......read more
Bayer Healthcare organized a regional training program for pharmacists from 9 countries to equip them with the necessary skill sets required to work with patients.
Through interactive workshops conducted by industry experts, the pharmacists were provided insights on working with emotional intelligence, time management, pharmacy level management of seasonal conditions, mother and child care, ......read more
Experts from PA Consulting Group believe the Gulf’s love of high-tech gadgets can change lifestyles to improve health and wellbeing
Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2015: The Gulf region’s insatiable appetite for the latest gadgets, high-tech smartphones and constant social media connectivity is presenting a wealth of opportunities for ‘telehealth’ – wearable technology ......read more
thanks to supportive government policies and knowledge transfer from multinationals.
Dubai February, 2015. Encouraged by supportive government policies and a strong regulatory framework, global pharmaceutical companies are beginning to transfer knowledge to local manufacturing partners in the UAE, in turn helping the Emirates develop a home-grown pharmaceutical industry.
Speaking at an ......read more
Wound is defined as a disruption in the continuous structure of the skin, which may at times extend to internal layers lying deep below the skin. Traditionally wound was defined as any bleeding of extremities or vital organs visible from outside, modern science has currently included the occurrence of internal wounds within the definition of wound. The nature of a wound may vary from simple ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 December, 2014 – IHCC, a leading turnkey solutions provider that specializes in healthcare, education and mixed-use projects, this week announced the launch of a 300-bed Saudi German Hospital in Ajman that caters to the healthcare requirements of the growing population in the emirate by hosting a stone laying ceremony to mark the occasion.
Hosted under the patronage ......read more
Saudi Arabia, November 19th, 2014: In another first from Apollo Hospitals Group-India, an Apollo Information Center was announced in partnership with Dr. Varghese Moolan of Moolans Inc. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This was announced during the 31st anniversary celebration of Apollo Hospitals Group. Moolans Inc. is one if the leading Spice exporters from India to GCC and has presence in over ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28, 2014: His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, visited today the Dubai International Airport for the Hajj awareness campaign.
Al Maidoor, said: “The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has developed a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety and comfort of Hajj pilgrims who will use the Dubai International ......read more
Saudi International Sport & Fitness – powered by FIBO - Set for November 2014 Launch
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 21 September 2014: As the health and wellbeing of its population gains increasing importance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an opportunity for international businesses involved with sport and fitness to gain a foothold in the Middle East is set to launch in November this ......read more