RMS, DTRA discuss establishing biological risks training centreJanuary 16, 2019

AMMAN — The Royal Medical Services (RMS) and the Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the US Department of Defence on Tuesday discussed cooperation in the field of biological risk management, as well as enhancing international criteria for biological safety.

RMS Director General Maj. Gen. Saad Jaber met with a delegation from the DTRA over establishing a biological risks training centre in the RMS in cooperation with the DTRA, which would"...

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Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence January 16, 2019

(AETOS Wire) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization operating in 43 countries, is profoundly concerned with the rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fear of its spread if uncontained. The August 1, 2018 outbreak is now the second deadliest in history and seems to be spiralling out of control amid insecurity in the country. This follows after the devastating 2014 outbreak which claimed over 11,000 lives in West Africa, including two of AHF’s doctors. As of Jan 2, 2019, the total number of confirmed and probable patients is estimated to have surpassed 600, with 368 deaths and 207 people who have recovered from the illness, according to CNN. With the epicentre of the outbreak bordering Uganda and Rwanda, there is a “high risk” of it extending, particularly due to the country experiencing insecurity issues. These......

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Jordan, Czech Republic agree to bolster healthcare negotiationJanuary 14, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan and the Czech Republic on Sunday agreed to bolster cooperation in the healthcare sector, according to an official statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Health Minister Ghazi Zaben and Czech Ambassador to Jordan Joseph Kotski discussed sharing expertise through a medical personnel exchange programme and boosting cooperation in the field of medical tourism.


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JMA to meet with Health Ministry on regulatory alternativesJanuary 13, 2019

AMMAN — Medical clinics will no longer be subject to licensing regulations set by municipality boards, according to a recent statement by President of the Jordan Medical Association (JMA) Ali Obous.

In remarks made to The Jordan Times, Obous said the decision stemmed from a consensus among doctors that people “within the profession” are best suited to set regulations for clinics. The current format for licensing was recently suspended"...

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JHCO launches Palestinian refugees health support projectJanuary 10, 2019

AMMAN — The Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Tuesday embarked on implementing the health support project for Palestinian refugees in camps, funded by the Indonesian Zakat Authority.

JHCO Secretary General Ayman Mifleh said that the project, targeting the Jordan-based refugee camps of Gaza, Hittin, Wehdat and Talbieh, will provide health centres with necessary medicines and medical equipment, according to a JHCO statement.


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Senate panel urges gov’t to enforce anti-smoking lawJanuary 9, 2019

AMMAN — The Senate on Tuesday called on the government to implement the public area smoking prohibition law, or Public Health Law 47, which came as part of a number of Environment Committee recommendations.

The recommendations were produced by the Senate’s Environment Committee as a result of its meetings with officials from the Ministry of Environment, said Senator Yousuf Qusous, head of the Health, Environment and Population Committee,"...

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Jordan to carry out aid projects in support of Palestinian refugeesJanuary 9, 2019

The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) yesterday started carrying out healthcare projects in aid of Palestinian refugees in Jordan, local news agency Petra reported. The aid projects are funded by the National Indonesian Zakat Agency.

JHCO Secretary-General Ayman Al-Mifleh said in a press release that the aid projects include medicines, medical equipment and establishing new specialised clinics.


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ResMed Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Propeller HealthJanuary 9, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a leader in cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service (SaaS) business solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Propeller Health, a digital therapeutics company providing connected health solutions for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

This press release features multimedia."...

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Takeda Completes Acquisition of Shire, Becoming a Global, Values-Based, R&D-Driven Biopharmaceutical LeaderJanuary 9, 2019

  • 8 months from deal announcement to deal close
  • Strong shareholder support with high approval rates on Takeda (89.1%) and Shire (99.8%)
  • Integration planning well underway

(AETOS Wire)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) (NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Shire plc (“Shire”), becoming a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in"...

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Vocera Introduces New Wearable Smartbadge Purpose-Built for Healthcare January 8, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognised leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the launch of a new category of wearable communication devices that enables clinician agility and accelerates patient care. The Vocera Smartbadge combines smartphone usability with the hands-free freedom of the Vocera Badge to redefine healthcare communication – again.


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