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Study launched to hike expats healthcare fees to KD 5 – KD 10

July 22, 2017

Regarding the increase in charges of medical services for expatriates, Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi said, “The cost incurred by Ministry of Health for providing health services is too much. Expatriate visitors receive medicines and even surgeries at very low cost in comparison to the costs in their own countries. Expatriate residents receive medical attention for as low as KD 1 or KD 2”.

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The Paradise Foundation Launches First Overseas Conservation Program in Africa 

July 22, 2017

The Paradise Foundation Launches First Overseas Conservation Program in Africa 

(ME NewsWire)-- The Paradise Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental conservation organization in China, announced its first overseas conservation program in Africa today. The announcement was made during the Foundation delegates’ visit to the continent, led by Jack Ma, Co-Chairman of The Paradise Foundation and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.

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AHF KENYA, NACC, Nairobi City County and Partners Hosts Street Dance Competition: Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu Grand Finale!

July 21, 2017

AHF KENYA, NACC, Nairobi City County and Partners Hosts Street Dance Competition: Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu Grand Finale!

(ME NewsWire)-- AHF Kenya, in collaboration with NACC, Nairobi City County, and a host of partners will today light up Nairobi with the grand finale of Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu; under the theme “Street Dance With A Difference”. Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu translated as My Base, My Dance, is a street dance project which targets young people in three slum areas of Nairobi, namely, Mathare, Kibera and Mukuru. The program is part of AHF’s creative responses to address the disproportionately high spate of new HIV infections among young people, through the infusion of dance and open forum discussions that focus on HIV Prevention, Stigma reduction, HIV Care & Treatment, Sexual Reproductive health and TB. “In 2015, Young people accounted for about 51% of all new HIV infections in Kenya, with 35,776 young people getting infected with HIV each...... Continue Reading

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President 

July 20, 2017

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President 

(ME NewsWire)-- Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, announced today that David Braunstein will join TSR as president on July 24. Braunstein is a seasoned business leader with deep global and emerging technologies experience within the private sector.

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Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery: Reductive Augmentation Results in Rounder Appearance After Breast Reduction

July 19, 2017

Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery: Reductive Augmentation Results in Rounder Appearance After Breast Reduction

(ME NewsWire)-- According to plastic surgeon Paul Chasan, MD, FACS, founder of Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, California, reductive augmentation is the best choice for women who want a higher and more round breast after breast reduction surgery. Although breast reduction surgery plays an invaluable role in the correction of macromastia, a condition where the breasts become overly large, it almost always results in breasts lacking upper pole fullness. Upper pole fullness refers to roundness and fullness of the upper part of the breast. “Historically, most breast reduction procedures are prone to bottoming out and lack upper pole fullness,” said Dr. Chasan. “Over the last 14 years, I have developed a one-stage technique for breast reduction combined with breast augmentation called reductive augmentation to solve the problem.”...... Continue Reading

$371bn a year - the cost of reaching global health goals

July 18, 2017

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets would require new investments increasing over time from an initial $134 billion annually to $371 billion, or $58 per person, by 2030, says a study.

The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Health, estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 Sustainable Development"... Continue Reading

MoH ‘renews contract’ with Health Insurance Company – Surprising move

July 17, 2017

Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, in a surprising move, approved the renewal of the contract with the Health Insurance Company for six months. Through such a step, he has contradicted the series of statements he issued in the previous phase.

Ministry of Health renewed the contract, which was supposed to end by July 27, so that"... Continue Reading

Cigna acquires Zurich Insurance Middle East

July 16, 2017

Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has announced the acquisition of general insurer Zurich Insurance Middle East (SAL).

The acquisition, which was successfully completed in June marks the beginning of a new phase of operations for Cigna as the premier provider of both health and wellness services to individuals, employers and government entities across the Middle East.
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MoH reviewing increase in health fees

July 14, 2017

The Ministry of Health is currently reviewing its decision to increase the fees for those who arrive in the country on visit visas to bring them at par with the private sector hospitals, reports Arabic news paper. According to Al-Anba report, the ministry is expected to approve the amendments to the fee structure with the next ‘few’ days.

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PSMF Convenes the International Patient Safety Community for its 2017 Midyear Planning Meeting at Inova Center for Personalized Health

July 14, 2017

PSMF Convenes the International Patient Safety Community for its 2017 Midyear Planning Meeting at Inova Center for Personalized Health

(ME NewsWire)-- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) brought together over 100 medical care providers, hospital administrators, and patient safety experts and advocates to discuss ongoing challenges and refine patient safety solutions at its fifth annual Midyear Planning Meeting. The day-long, invitation-only “working meeting” was co-convened with Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Falls Church, Virginia. Jade Perdue, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, presented the meeting’s keynote, explaining the importance of Patient and Family Engagement and the role it plays throughout the Partnerships for Patients (PFP) campaign. To date, PFP has engaged thousands of hospitals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Other speakers addressed the need for increased...... Continue Reading

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