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Emirates Foundation & BP Exploration Operating Company launch ‘Mental Support Line’ initiative

Emirates Foundation and the BP Exploration Operating Company have signed an agreement in support of the Mental Wellbeing initiative, entitled "Mental Support Line", in collaboration with the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing under the Ministry of Community Development. Also participating are the Frontline Heroes Office, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre. The signing took place during a ceremony which was conducted online and attended by representatives of the organizations. The agreement will…

Global healthcare heads urged to unite & finance roadmap to accelerate equal distribution of healthcare tools

The heads of the world’s predominant global financing, health and trade agencies have united to urge government leaders to urgently finance a new $50 billion roadmap to accelerate the equitable distribution of health tools to help end the pandemic that has devastated lives and livelihoods for 18 months and also set the foundations for a truly global recovery, as well as enhanced health security. In a statement, the leaders of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group (WBG), World…

American Hospital Dubai successfully performs ROSA robotic technique on a 72 year old man

American Hospital Dubai gives new hope to a passionate motorbike rider, 72-years old British man, by performing knee replacement surgery successfully using the latest ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement System. This is the first robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery in Dubai with the advanced technique using ROSA Robotics. The patient underwent surgery on both his knees at the same time recently, using the new and most advanced Rosa robotic procedure, now available only at the American Hospital in Dubai. "ROSA robotic technique…

iPhones & Apple Watches could help with assessing cardiovascular disease patients at home

iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients' frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person's functional capacity, according to data published in PLoS One. They found the app-based 6MWT to accurately determine the patient's frailty, although there was a small dip in accuracy when the test was conducted at home that the researchers ascribed more to out-of-clinic variability than to the accuracy…

Misr Capital launches Nile Misr Healthcare platform

Misr Capital, the investment arm of Banque Misr, and Elevate Private Equity, announced recently the launch of a $380 million healthcare investment platform, “Nile Misr Scan & Labs”. Elevate Private Equity has built a strong track record of achieving 38% CAGR over the past four years as the strategic manager of Nile Scan & Labs Co, effectively making it the fastest growing healthcare entity in Egypt and the region. The platform, ‘Nile Misr Healthcare’, is structured on the strong investment…