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Healthcare

Healthcare market news

Doha

Qatar cuts jobs across multiple sectorsSubscription

31 January, 2016 By

Qatar Railways Company among companies laying off employees

Oman

Oman slashes project spendingSubscription

3 January, 2016 By

Budget for 2016 shrinks by 11 per cent 

Hospital

Local contractor wins Al-Ain hospital contractSubscription

13 December, 2015 By

The 100-bed healthcare facility to be completed in 18 months

Abu Dhabi construction

Local contractor wins Abu Dhabi hospital contract Subscription

10 December, 2015 By ,

Construction work involves building 600-bed hospital

Kuwait

Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

This will involve significant investment from the private sector

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation

Hospital construction

Kuwait planning two major new hospital projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

New hospital at Sabah al-Ahmad is planned to have 1,000 beds

CT scanner

Dubai's Al-Masah plans subsidiary IPOSubscription

19 November, 2015 By

Healthcare provider to be listed in London

Hospital

Dubai invests in hospital projectSubscription

11 November, 2015 By

Plans include 80-100 bed hospital

Winners of the 2015 Daman Corporate Health Awards

Aster DM Healthcare wins Communications Campaign of the YearSubscription

5 November, 2015 By Staff writer

Winners of 2015 Daman Corporate Health Awards honoured for wellness initiatives in the workplace

Medical

Oman seeks partners for medical citySubscription

27 October, 2015 By

Health ministry is preparing to recruit project managers

Oman's Health Ministry is working on detailed designs for five new regional hospitals

Oman welcomes private health providersSubscription

26 October, 2015 By

Specialised care providers and health insurers can take pressure off government finances

Hospital project

Habtoor Leighton wins Dubai hospital construction dealSubscription

21 October, 2015 By

Teaching hospital to be built at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Hospital project

Aster DM takes stake in Saudi hospitalSubscription

19 October, 2015 By

Expansion planned for Riyadh hospital

Medical

Takeover rivalry for Al-Noor HospitalsSubscription

11 October, 2015 By

Two groups vie for Abu Dhabi healthcare company

Low oil price could push private infrastructure investment

Low oil price could push private infrastructure investmentSubscription

9 September, 2015 By

Utility sector model is transferable

Daman Corporate Health Awards

Finalists announced for Daman Corporate Health AwardsSubscription

8 September, 2015

The shortlist for the Daman Corporate Health Awards has been announced.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit

Italian firm bids low for Kuwait hospital constructionSubscription

3 August, 2015 By

Maternity hospital will have more than 600 beds

Ashghal seeks firms for Qatar hospital

Ashghal seeks firms for Qatar hospitalSubscription

7 June, 2015 By

Healthcare facility will be built next to Qatar University

Medical

Sharjah Healthcare City seeks investorsSubscription

1 June, 2015 By

Masterplan for new site reaching completion

Projects news

Hospital

Local contractor wins Al-Ain hospital contractSubscription

13 December, 2015 By

The 100-bed healthcare facility to be completed in 18 months

Abu Dhabi construction

Local contractor wins Abu Dhabi hospital contract Subscription

10 December, 2015 By ,

Construction work involves building 600-bed hospital

Kuwait

Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

This will involve significant investment from the private sector

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation

Hospital

Dubai invests in hospital projectSubscription

11 November, 2015 By

Plans include 80-100 bed hospital

Medical

Oman seeks partners for medical citySubscription

27 October, 2015 By

Health ministry is preparing to recruit project managers

Hospital project

Habtoor Leighton wins Dubai hospital construction dealSubscription

21 October, 2015 By

Teaching hospital to be built at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit

Italian firm bids low for Kuwait hospital constructionSubscription

3 August, 2015 By

Maternity hospital will have more than 600 beds

Healthcare trends

Crowded roads in Egypt

The population challenges ahead for Egypt and IranSubscription

20 January, 2016 By

Egypt and Iran have the largest populations in the Middle East, but both countries face very different challenges

Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Abraaj

Lucrative areas of focus for private equity investorsSubscription

17 January, 2016 By

Interview: Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Dubai investment firm Abraaj Group

GCC transforms healthcare provision

GCC transforms healthcare provisionSubscription

13 January, 2016 By Paul Melly

The development of mega hospitals shows no signs of slowing as primary and elderly care expands

Construction

Oman to narrow down PPP plansSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

Implementing public-private partnerships could be challenging, with questions around legal frameworks, bankability and the capacity of local banks

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said

Muscat expected to streamline spendingSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

Civil servants in the sultanate are aware that spending will fall from 2016, and have submitted less ambitious spending plans

Dubai's Shuaa Capital closes SME loan

Low oil prices to test SMEsSubscription

10 November, 2015 By

Reduced government spending and weak economic growth will mean SMEs in some sectors suffer

Hospital project

Oman transforms health systemSubscription

6 October, 2015 By Paul Melly

Government faces task of providing services for an ageing population

Limited potential: Development of Iran’s vast offshore South Pars gas field has been constrained by sanctions

Iran looks east for project financeSubscription

8 September, 2015 By

Cash-starved project market hungry for foreign investment

New Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih (left) and Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh turns to the technocratsSubscription

29 April, 2015 By

Saudi Aramco CEO is the latest to be given senior government role

Health

Healthcare: Middle East eyes medical tourism Subscription

31 March, 2015

Governments around the region are now in the midst of spending programmes

Health

Medical cities make progressSubscription

31 March, 2015 By Bernadette Ballantyne

With a series of major contracts about to be awarded, Saudi Arabia’s five state-of-the-art medical cities are moving from design to construction

Dubai Healthcare City is a key part of the Dubai Health Authority’s plans for the emirate to treat 500,000 medical tourists by 2020

Huge opportunity for health tourismSubscription

30 March, 2015 By Bernadette Ballantyne

Healthcare authorities have to overcome a lack of trust in the quality of local care and build confidence among patients in the region to unlock the sector’s potential


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Zeinab AbutalebSubscription

Zeinab Abutaleb is doctor, King Khalid University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Abdulla bin Khalid al-QahtaniSubscription

Abdulla bin Khalid al-Qahtani is health minister; secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Health, Qatar

William Owen Subscription

William Owen is chief executive officer, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar

Javid SheikhSubscription

Javid Sheikh is dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Hanan al-KuwariSubscription

Hanan al-Kuwari is managing director, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Houssaine LouardiSubscription

Houssaine Louardi is Morocco’s health minister

Abdelali Belghiti AlaouiSubscription

Abdelali Belghiti Alaoui is secretary-general at Morocco’s Health Ministry

Said AhmidouchSubscription

Said Ahmidouch is chief executive officer, National Social Security Fund

Yves SouteyrandSubscription

Yves Souteyrand is WHO representative, Morocco

Afif My HichamSubscription

Afif My Hicham is Director, Ibn Rochd hospital

Princess Lalla SalmaSubscription

Princess Lalla Salma is President, Association Lalla Salma against Cancer (ALSC)

Sheikha Ghalia bint Mohammed al-ThaniSubscription

Sheikha Ghalia bint Mohammed al-Thani is chairwoman for the clinical steering planning committee of Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar