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MBF Group announces agreement to build medical city in Pakistan

The MBF Group announced an agreement with Ibchez Housing and Nixon to establish an integrated medical city within the 100,000-sq m Gulberg Greens in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The agreement will include the construction of a hospital that will provide medical services at international standards. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Founder and Owner of the MBF Group, said that the project will include a 400-bed university hospital that will offer the most advanced levels of healthcare services. The…

Ibnsina Pharma drives agility with Infor

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, announced Ibnsina Pharma (S.A.E.), one of Egypt's largest distributors of pharmaceutical products, has invested in Infor EAM, Infor d/EPM, Infor M3, Infor SCE (Warehouse Management System), and Infor OS to help unify and integrate its business processes across its developing operations. Ibnsina Pharma, a major healthcare solutions provider in the region, has been growing steadily through supply chain services, importation, and distribution of healthcare products in the private and government sectors. Today,…

NMC Health and Hassana sign MoU to target Saudi market

NMC Health (NMC), a private healthcare operator with operations across 17 countries, and Hassana Investment Company (Hassana), the investment arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GoSI) of Saudi Arabia, have signed an MoU that aims to form a joint venture (JV) to acquire and develop a pan Saudi Arabia network of world-class healthcare facilities with a capacity of up to 3,000 beds. The MoU targets a total investments value of up to SAR 6 billion over the next…

Early diagnosis key to osteoporosis treatment and prevention – specialist

Early diagnosis is essential to effectively managing and treating osteoporosis, according to a senior physician at a leading Abu Dhabi specialty hospital , Healthpoint, with the disease showing no visible symptoms until the patient suffers a painful and debilitating bone fracture. Dr. Gianina - Elena Statache, Rheumatology Specialist at Healthpoint, part of Mubadala's integrated healthcare network, says around one in three women, and one in five men, over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. The…

Pharma companies need to act local and invest in right talent – Mundipharma

“Global, regional and local pharmaceutical firms operating in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region need to be able to 'change the tires while driving' if they are to benefit from doing business in a challenging, but also highly rewarding market”, says Dr Ashraf Allam, VP of Mundipharma in the META region. Doing business in the META region is not always straight forward, but if approached with the right strategy, the right team, and a willingness to quickly adapt…