October 23, 2014


Thuraya partners with SOS Children’s Villages to connect remote communities in the Central African Republic

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International’s Gulf Area Office to bring satellite connectivity to remote communities in the Central African Republic (CAR). The collaboration facilitates communication between SOS Children’s Villages in the CAR, helping the charitable organization connect its programs as well"...

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October 21, 2014


No cases of Ebola recorded in Algeria, affirms minister

No cases of Ebola virus were recorded in the region of Tamanrasset or elsewhere over the national territory Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf, affirmed Monday in In-Guezzam Locality (Tamanrasset, 1970 km south of Algiers).

While accompanying the Premier Abdelmalek Sellal, on working and inspection visit to In-Guezzam, the minister"...

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October 21, 2014


Boehringer Ingelheim Initiates Global Phase III Study Investigating nintedanib* in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Refractory to Standard Treatments

• LUME-COLON 1 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib* in specific patients with colorectal cancer, whose disease has progressed on previous treatment

• The study builds on the early efficacy sign observed in previous studies with nintedanib* in colorectal and lung cancer

• The study will enrol more than 750 patients at 150 sites worldwide, with locations"...

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October 19, 2014


Health Insurance Companies on the Abu Dhabi Residency Website

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi received a memorandum from the Health Authority- Abu Dhabi, which includes the updated list of approved health insurance companies by the authority.

Health Authority- Abu Dhabi expressed their appreciation for the continuous cooperation with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in"...

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October 19, 2014


Abu Dhabi Medical Efforts Hailed in Organizing the Pan Medical Conference

Many of the physicians participating in the Pan Medical Conference “Women’s Health”, hailed the outstanding efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police Medical Services in organizing the conference, and in attracting the best consultants to showcase the latest medical developments in the field of women’s health through the Pan Medical Conference.

Dr. Hassan Shehata,"...

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October 18, 2014


Algiers to have priority in improvement of health care

Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf said Thursday that Algiers represents "a significant share" of the total volume of health care production.

"Since Algiers is a showcase of the country, it will be given priority in the improvement of health care by the valuation of the available resources in addition to the upgrading of existing"...

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October 18, 2014


Algeria to count 24 university hospitals in 2018

Algeria will be endowed with 24 university hospitals (CHU) in 2018, said Thursday in Algiers the Director General of the National Agency for the Management of implementation and health facilities equipping (AREES), Lazhar Bounafa.

"Algeria will be endowed with 2018 by 24 university hospitals nationwide which will help to significantly improve the care and quality of"...

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October 18, 2014


Eating in fast-food restaurants makes chronic diseases multiply in Algeria

The spread of fast-food restaurants in the Algerian society has "significantly" contributed to increasing the number of patients with chronic diseases, medical experts said.

In this regard, head of the cardiology wing of at Nafisa-Hamoud University Hospital (Ex-Parnet), Professor Djamaleddine Nibouche warned against changing the lifestyle in our society and the multiplication"...

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October 16, 2014


Algeria: Judicial probe into involvement of doctors, nurses in theft of medicines and vaccines from hospitals

Well-informed sources told Echorouk that judicial police services have launched an in-depth investigation into the reported shadowy practices of a total of 530 doctors, nurses and employees in public hospitals in various parts of the capital Algiers suspected of involvement in the wanton theft of medicines, medical equipment, vaccines and blood bags.

The investigators"...

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October 14, 2014


AHF Mourns Liberia’s Dr. Taban Dada; Urges African Union and W.H.O. to Accelerate Ebola Response

(ME NewsWire)-- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mourns the loss of another Doctor, Dr. John Taban Dada, who died due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. Dr. Dada, a Ugandan national, succumbed to the Disease on 9th October 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. By the time of his death, Dr. Dada was working at Liberia’s largest hospital, JF Kennedy Memorial Center, and was consulting with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation partner in HIV service provision, People Associated for People’s Assistance (PAPA).


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