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SEDCO Holding sees Saudi education and healthcare sectors as good investment pick
March 26, 2017

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows fell by 13% in 2016 mostly due to global economic fragility and policy uncertainty, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) investment report.

With current economic challenges and a decline in GDP, most investing markets have adopted a wait and see approach before engaging in any type of investment."...

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Julphar’s Board of Directors names CFO Jerome CARLE as Acting General Manager
March 26, 2017

The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries – chaired by His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qassimi – announced that it has appointed Julphar’s Chief Financial Officer Jerome Carle as Acting General Manager, which will be effective following the departure of current Chief Executive"...

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Australia interested in Saudi mining and healthcare sectors
March 25, 2017

Emboldened by the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, Australia is keen on investing in Saudi Arabia’s mining and healthcare industries to begin with.

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) hosted its annual Australia Unlimited MENA roadshow last March 11-19 and several leading Australian universities, mining, and healthcare companies were represented.

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Volunteer dentists donate skills to put smiles on 10,000 patients in Jeddah
March 25, 2017

Every year, the last week in March is observed by GCC countries as “Oral Health Week” as part of a plan to promote preventive measures to reduce the incidence of oral and dental disease.
Adopted in 2008 by GCC health ministers at their 65th conference held in Geneva, GCC Oral Health Unified Week is dedicated to raising awareness of dental diseases across all sectors of society in GCC countries on chronic diseases, and to reduce dental-related diseases.
As part of their social responsibility, more than 40 dentists in...

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Saudi Health minister opens new emergency call center
March 24, 2017

Following the successful launch of health call centers in the capital a few years ago, Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has now established a new 937 Service Center. The center aims at serving patients and their families, taking their feedback and providing them with urgently needed health advice.
At the launch, the minister commended the organization’s strong ethos in serving citizens round the clock via a toll-free emergency number on which specialists and physicians respond to inquiries immediately and, if need...

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Young Saudi nurses struggle with expectations versus reality of the job
March 23, 2017

Young Saudi nurses have difficulties reconciling their expectations working in a hospital with the reality of long hours, intense work and social and family pressures.
Two Saudi nurses presented a study they conducted on intern nurses and the difficulties they face during their internship, which sometimes lead young women to leave the nursing profession.
Noof Janbi and Lama Alsini are Saudi nurses-to-be currently completing their internship at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in Jeddah. Janbi is studying...

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MOH unifying hospitals’ social media accounts
March 22, 2017

The Ministry of Health has announced that only health directorates are allowed to maintain social media accounts.

Director General of Jazan Health Affairs Khalid Al-Asiri said he instructed all hospitals and health institutions to deactivate their social media accounts and redirect followers to its unified accounts.

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The New Vanta Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzer for RoHS and Consumer Safety Delivers Confidence when Screening for Toxic Metals
March 22, 2017

Olympus’ latest addition to the Vanta™ series of handheld XRF analyzers is optimized to help ensure compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and local or international regulatory laws. Like every Vanta analyzer, this new model combines fast, accurate results with a durable design for maximum uptime and a lower cost of ownership.

Vanta analyzers provide"...

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Masimo Announces CE Marking of Rad-97™ Pulse CO-Oximeter® and Connectivity Hub with Noninvasive Blood Pressure
March 21, 2017

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Health minister launches Saudi Center for Patient Safety
March 20, 2017

Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Sunday launched the Saudi Center for Patient Safety in Riyadh, whose aims are to ensure patient safety and detect medical errors.
Inaugurating the center, Al-Rabiah thanked King Salman for his support for the sector, which will benefit all those living in the Kingdom.
“This center is an initiative to improve health care, and a practical application of mobilizing the services carried out by the ministry,” said Al-Rabiah.
“It will establish a national registry of medical...

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