Technology takes center stage as companies and governments strive to digitize healthcare

WORLD – As the world goes digital and technology continues to advance, integration of vital services into the digital world is also taking shape and healthcare is top in the list as at current owing to the pandemic. According to a report by Grand View research, the global digital health market size was valued at USD 96.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1% from 2021 to 2028. The report also noted that, increasing cases of obesity, high prevalence of…

Read More

UAE suspends flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia in bid to mitigate virus spread

AFRICA – The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leon, and Namibia. The travel suspension which takes effect as from today includes inbound transit passengers with the exception of transit flights coming to the UAE and heading to these countries, the GCAA said. The GCAA indicated that it is required for those coming from Liberia, Sierra Leon, and Namibia through other countries that…

Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Pharmaceutical inks deal with Moderna to sell Covid-19 shots

DUBAI – Moderna and Tabuk Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company, a fully owned subsidiary of Astra Industrial Group, a leading Saudi pharmaceuticals company, have announced a three-year partnership to commercialize the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and future variant-specific booster candidates in Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of this agreement, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals will hold the marketing authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia. The contract, which is renewable, allows Tabuk the possibility to discuss opportunities to distribute other Moderna mRNA products if authorized in the future. “We appreciate the collaboration of Tabuk…

Read More

UAE bars entry for Uganda and DR Congo travelers over Covid-19 scare

UAE – The United Arab Emirates state news agency has announced that entry for travelers coming from Uganda and DR Congo has been suspended as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The measure applies to transit passengers, in addition to passengers who have travelled through these countries in the last 14 days prior to their arrival in UAE. However, Emirati citizens, diplomatic passport holders and official delegations are exempt from the measures. The decision which was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority…

Read More

Pharmaceutical caps and closures market expected to grow with rise in demand for safe packaging solutions

UAE – Future Market Insights, a certified consulting firm, has said the pharmaceutical caps and closure market is slated to increase, surpassing a valuation of US$ 2.27 billion by 2021-end, due to growing demand of safe and easy packaging solutions of pharmaceuticals. Growing demand of child-proof packaging due to the rising concern of accidental consumption is among the factors expected to spur the growth. Focus on effective packaging to lessen the spoilage of pharmaceutical drugs will improve the adoption of pharmaceutical caps and closures as well as expansion of pharmaceutical…

Read More