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Registration for 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit Now OpenAugust 23, 2019

Registration for the Patient Safety Movement’s (PSMF) 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit is now open. Co-convened with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Anaesthesiology, the 8th Annual Summit brings hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, patient advocates, policy makers and government officials together to discuss solutions to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals around the world. “Preventable patient deaths due to medical error remains a significant challenge and we have a lot of work to do to get to our goal of zero deaths due to these errors,” said Dr. David Mayer, PSMF CEO. “At our Summit, important information and experiences will be shared to help us develop solutions to these challenges to eliminate......

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After Two Years of Battling Infertility, Couple Is Now 12 Weeks Pregnant August 21, 2019

Fakih IVF Center, one of the leading infertility centers in the GCC region, has once again helped a couple achieve their dream of starting their own family.

Committed to support families battling infertility, the fertility center randomly selects one couple from among its consultative patients to receive an IVF cycle, free of charge, each year, during National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW).

This"...

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Misinformation, Lack of Access and Confusion Hamper the Ability of Smokers Who Don’t Quit to Consider Better Alternatives, a New International Study from PMI ShowsAugust 20, 2019

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today released a white paper titled “Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change” based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo. There is no question that, while the best choice is to quit cigarettes and nicotine altogether, the reality is that many people don’t. The survey—conducted in 13 countries among adults aged 21 to 74—forms the basis of the paper’s exploration around two"...

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Interventional Cardiologist successfully performs a rare Carotid StentAugust 18, 2019

Amna, a 43-year-old female started experiencing poor vision in her right eye a few weeks prior to evaluation. Being a diabetic, she decided to seek medical attention and possible intervention by an expert. On visiting Emirates Hospital - Jumeirah (EHJ), an Emirates Healthcare Company and an internationally recognised 100-bed beacon of progress in the region’s healthcare system, she was referred to her Interventional Cardiologist of choice who diagnosed severe blockages in her right neck artery (right internal carotid"...

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Pharmacists association raises red flag on oversaturationAugust 17, 2019

AMMAN — At a time when the unemployment rate among pharmacists stands at 30 per cent, around 16,000 students are currently majoring in pharmaceutical sciences, according to the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPhA).

“The major has become oversaturated for both males and females,” JPhA President Zeid Kilani told The Jordan Times on Thursday.

Kilani urged"...

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Health Ministry's hospitals receive 55, 000 patients during Eid holidayAugust 15, 2019

Amman, August 14 (Petra) - The Ministry of Health's hospitals received some 55 thousand patients, during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry said the hospitals' emergency departments received 46, 000 patients and provided medical service as usual, 24 hours a day.

The number of admissions to hospitals amounted to 2,802 and the number of surgeries reached 216, with 1,435 dialysis sessions, the statement pointed out.

Al-Bashir Hospital received"...

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Over 8,200 tonnes of waste collected in Amman during eidAugust 15, 2019

AMMAN — The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has said that a total of 8,200 tonnes of waste was collected during the first day of Eid Al Adha and Arafa Day.

The GAM’s teams collected 5,300 tonnes of garbage during Arafa Day, the eve of eid on August 11, while they collected about 2,900 tonnes of waste on the first day of Eid Al Adha which were taken to a station in east Amman before being transported to the Ghabawi Landfill, according"...

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UNRWA builds new health centre in Zohour area in AmmanAugust 15, 2019

AMMAN — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has started construction for a new health centre in Zohour area in Amman. The health centre will be constructed and equipped from donations received from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), according to a UNRWA statement.

The construction activities started in late July 2019 and the health centre is expected to be functional by August 2020"...

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2019 Edogawa NICHE Prize Awarded to Dr. Steven Rosenberg for His Pioneering Feat in Tackling Cancer with ImmunotherapyAugust 15, 2019

The Edogawa NICHE Committee today announced that the 2019-Edogawa NICHE Prize (www.edogawanicheprize.org) has been awarded to Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, for his pioneering work in developing effective adoptive immunotherapies and genetically modified T cells which has heralded the birth of a new chapter in the fight against cancer. Dr. Rosenberg’s accomplishment has significantly contributed to the development of several immune system-based drugs and clinically effective immunotherapies including the CAR-T cell therapy. Dr. Rosenberg is an epitome of significance of inter-disciplinary interaction in developing clinical solutions, who after his Medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, obtained doctorate in Biophysics. Now leads a strong interdisciplinary team devoted to find novel solutions to cancer, as the Chief, Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), MD, USA and as......

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AHF Applauds Appointment of Winnie Byanyima as Head of UNAIDSAugust 15, 2019

AHF lauded today a historic decision by the United Nations Secretary-General to appoint Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Byanyima, who is a prominent Ugandan diplomat and humanitarian, will be the first woman Executive Director to lead the agency since its launch in 1996.

Byanyima’s appointment comes in the wake of a leadership transition at UNAIDS which was precipitated"...

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