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Julphar and MSD shortlisted for Alliance Award

Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, along with its alliance partner, Merck in the US and Canada (MSD), has been shortlisted for the 2018 Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) awards. This is the first time a pharmaceutical company from the MEA region has been shortlisted for the award and highlights the contributions both organizations are providing in alliance management to help create a stronger profession. Jerome Carle, Julphar GM, said, "It is an honour to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.…

MOHAP automates Microbiology Infection Control reporting systems

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, has automated its 'Microbiology Infection Control' reports to prevent clinical errors and improve efficiency. The step will also help update the electronic health information system, 'Wareed', a centralized database that not only quickly and accurately manages patient data but also provides public healthcare services in accordance with the best global practices. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support Services at MOHAP, said, "The Microbiology Infection Control feature helps contain infected cases and…

Dubai Science Park continues to support medical equipment sector

Dubai Science Park, DSP, has announced that it closed 2017 on a strong note and continued to deliver its mandate of supporting the growth of the region's evolving science sector. Key highlights delivered and achieved by DSP in 2017 included: successful collaboration with the Executive Council of Dubai on the advancement of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, through identifying, developing and promoting opportunities and enablers in the pharma and medical equipment sector; a series of high-level industry events hosted, such…

Rashid Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre undergoes expansion

The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, has provided the latest smart systems and expanded the Emergency and Trauma Centre at Rashid Hospital, making it the biggest emergency department in the country, in a bid to provide live-saving treatment for patients in critical care. Some of the latest developments made by the authority's IT Department is the Salama Project, which has linked the DHA electronic medical records system with the ambulances of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Service. Dr. Victor Butros, Consultant and…

Health Department announces new primary care family medicine model

The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, DoH, has announced new standards for primary healthcare providers that come into effect starting from 1 January 2018, in a bid to improve patients' access to quality family healthcare and encourage ongoing relationships with their family physician. As per the new standard, DoH will no longer issue new licenses for general health care clinics in Abu Dhabi as of 1 January 2018, with the exception of those located in construction sites, hotels, schools,…