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Private equity firms target healthcare and education Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Investors prefer specialised clinics

Hospital

NMC Health profits rise for 2014 Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

UAE healthcare firm raised $825m loan in mid-February

Pharmaceuticals

UAE pharmaceuticals firm makes Bangladesh acquisition Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Julphar eyes Asian expansion

Hospital

Negotiations for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Discussions with bidders are ongoing

Hospital

Bahrain reveals healthcare investment plan Subscription

31 December 2014 | By

Bahrain to invest millions in healthcare centres and hospitals over the next 10 years

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia sets 2015 budget Subscription

29 December 2014 | By

Kingdom’s spending expected to outstrip revenues by over $38bn in next 12 months

Heathcare

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi healthcare work Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi healthcare project secured by engineering subsidiary

UAE healthcare projects

Musanada seeks Sheikh Khalifa Medical City bid bond extensions Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

Abu Dhabi body has been evaluating bids since March

Qatar will be focusing on investment in its health, education and transport sectors as the country pushes forward with its Vision 2030 plans

Qatar targets health, education and transport Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Finance minister calls for more participation by private sector

Daman Corporate Health Awards winners 2014

UAE's best employers revealed at Daman Corporate Health Awards

6 November 2014 | By

Companies, campaigns and individuals recognised for outstanding achievements in promoting healthy workplace lifetyle and wellness

Hospital

Kuwait awards hospital expansion contract Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Award is third major construction order placed in 2014

Healthcare expenditure to rise in GCC

Healthcare expenditure to rise to $60bn Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Spending in GCC states will increase over next 17 years

By 2018, the UAE will have 33 pharmaceuticals factories, increasing from 15 currently.

UAE develops more pharmaceutical factories Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Three new production facilities to open by end of 2015

Ebola virus

Saudi man dies from suspected ebola virus Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

If reports are confirmed, death would be first fatality outside Africa as a result of the virus 

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Centre work

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar hospital work Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Joint venture replaces team of OHL and Contrack for work on Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Stadium

Saudi Aramco to build 11 stadiums across the kingdom Subscription

6 July 2014 | By ,

State-owned oil major to oversee construction of sports facilities as part of King Abdullah Programme

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Army Corps of Engineers will oversee development of medical facilities for armed forces

Oman evaluates bids for new Salalah hospital Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, Oman, will have 700 beds

Construction

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for Dammam medical city Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

King Khaled Medical City in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, will include 1,500-bed hospital

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for medical city tenders Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

Saudi Health Ministry has given bidders two extra months to prepare prices for medical cities

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Projects news

Hospital

Negotiations for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Discussions with bidders are ongoing

Heathcare

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi healthcare work Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi healthcare project secured by engineering subsidiary

UAE healthcare projects

Musanada seeks Sheikh Khalifa Medical City bid bond extensions Subscription

25 November 2014 | By ,

Abu Dhabi body has been evaluating bids since March

Hospital

Kuwait awards hospital expansion contract Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Award is third major construction order placed in 2014

Healthcare trends

Al-Massara Psychiatric Hospital, Oman

Oman Social Project of the Year

9 February 2015

Al-Massara Psychiatric Hospital

GCC healthcare is transforming into a free market

Healthcare: The GCC is transforming into a free market

10 December 2014

More states are rolling out universal insurance, which will ensure high demand

Data: The use of modern information systems allows quick and secure access to electronic records

Hospitals trial smart technology Subscription

8 December 2014

New initiatives are facilitating the delivery of medical treatment

GCC healthcare

Health services demand on the rise Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Healthcare spending is rising across the GCC and governments are looking to get the private sector more involved, as they roll out mandatory insurance coverage

Demand for medical personnel across a wide range of disciplines is set to continue increasing across the GCC

Rising demand fuels heavy investment in healthcare Subscription

8 December 2014 | By Paul Melly

Governments across the GCC are looking to recruit more medical personnel to meet a predicted hike in demand

Dame Kelly Holmes speaking at the Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Determination is the key to success, says Olympic hero

6 November 2014

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes presents Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Saudi budgeted expenditure 2014

Non-oil spending drives projects growth in Saudi Arabia Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Riyadh is looking to award more than $20bn of non-oil and gas projects in 2014, with particular focus on transport, housing, health and education

Healthcare in Qatar Subscription

5 June 2014

Qatar has a public health service accessible to both nationals and expatriate residents, provided they have a health card with a patient number

UAE Social Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital

Healthcare in Iraq Subscription

16 February 2014

The state of Iraq’s healthcare system is a far cry from the 1970s, when the country boasted more than 1,200 primary healthcare centres and the lowest infant mortality rates in the region

Hospital

Medical insurance set for growth Subscription

14 January 2014 | By

Compulsory healthcare coverage is being rolled out or planned in the GCC states and is set to fuel growth for insurers. But higher premiums and consolidation will be needed to increase profitability

Healthcare in Bahrain Subscription

10 December 2013

The standard of healthcare provision in Bahrain is generally perceived as good.

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Gulf index records modest growth Subscription

13 January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s projects market sees sole decline in region

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Zeinab Abutaleb Subscription

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

Abdulla bin Khalid al-Qahtani Subscription

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

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

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Javid Sheikh is dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

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

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Houssaine Louardi is Morocco’s health minister

Abdelali Belghiti Alaoui Subscription

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

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Said Ahmidouch is chief executive officer, National Social Security Fund

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Yves Souteyrand is WHO representative, Morocco

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

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

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