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Bupa Arabia unveils ‘Bupa Parents’ for elderly parents

In a Kingdom first, Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has launched a new health insurance product designed specifically for elderly parents. Ali Sheneamer, chief business development officer at Bupa Arabia, said ensuring the care and comfort of Bupa Arabia’s customers is a priority for the company and that the new product, ‘Bupa Parents,’ is in line with this strategy. “This new health insurance plan is designed to meet the needs of the elderly by covering conditions that usually increase with…

United Arab Emirates University and Mediclinic to enhance research cooperation and clinical training and skills

The United Arab Emirates University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mediclinic Middle East, which aims to train students of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University in Mediclinic hospitals and to enhance research cooperation and clinical training and skills. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Dr. Jumaa Al Kaabi, Acting Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University, and Mr. David Hadley, CEO…

MENAP-SMI reiterates its ongoing call for enhanced healthcare through responsible self-care

MENAP-SMI(Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan Self Medication Industry), a non-profit organization representing regional manufacturers of consumer medicines, food supplements and home-use medical devices, recently reiterated its ongoing call for enhanced healthcare through responsible self-care, as it released its 2021 action agenda. MENAP-SMI’s standing mission is to promote better health and wellness throughout the region, by educating the industry and the public on the advantages of diligent self-medication and homebased healthcare. In 2021, the non-profit's Regional Regulatory working group will…

Over 40% of UAE residents received covid-19 vaccine

Over 40 percent of the UAE's population has received the Covid-19 vaccine, a top official announced recently. Health authorities have also administered the vaccine to close to half of all the elderly residents in the country. Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, explained, “About 48.6 percent of the elderly population have received the vaccine, which is an achievement that will help the country reach herd immunity." All this is in line with the UAE's plan…

Moderna moves forward to supply 100m covid-19 vaccine to the US

Moderna Inc said recently that it was moving forward the supply target for the second 100 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to the United States by a month to May end. The company said short-term delays in the final stages of production and release of filled vials at Moderna's fill and finish contractor Catalent have recently delayed the release of some doses. Moderna said these delays are expected to be resolved in the near term and are not expected…