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UAE licenses to 45 new private healthcare facilities in Q1 2017

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and Vice Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, stated that 45 new private healthcare facilities – including 42 multidisciplinary medical centers and three clinics – have been issued licenses since the beginning of 2017. Dr Al Amiri said that the increasing number of healthcare facilities reflects the transparency and speed of the procedures followed by the Ministry, encouraging the…

Over AED1.5 billion invested in developmental Initiatives in 2016

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives' (MBRGI) 2016 results in a meeting of the Board of Trustees, which he chaired. In 2016, the foundation recorded a total investment of over AED 1.5 billion on various humanitarian and developmental initiatives and projects, which touched the lives of 42 million people in 62 countries around the world. MBRGI invested some…

Cigna establishes MENA regional management office in Dubai

Cigna Corporation, a global health insurance and service company, recently inaugurated its regional management office for the Middle East and North Africa markets at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The DIFC is the leading financial hub in the US$7.4 trillion Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. By establishing its presence at the financial hub, Cigna marks a significant new phase in its operations as it strategically expands the reach of its health services and solutions to people…

Al Jalila Foundation invests AED59 million in medical education and treatment

Al Jalila Foundationhas announced that it has invested AED59 million and transformed the lives of millions of beneficiaries with innovative medical treatment, research and education programmes. Founded in 2013 by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Al Jalila Foundation has invested millions in healthcare programmes in the areas of medical treatment, education and research in the UAE and globally. Relying solely on donor funding, it has reached over 1.6 million…

Emirates SkyCargo receives prestigious pharma award

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received an industry accolade for global excellence in transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products. The air cargo carrier was the recipient of the DHL Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (DHL CARE) presented at the 17th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference organized by DHL in Singapore. The award was accepted by Jeffrey Van Haeften, Emirates Vice President, Global Cargo Sales. The DHL CARE awards were inaugurated in 2016 and recognize air cargo…