Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

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By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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Space data holds the key to a sustainable future


By Giorgia Scaturro – SciDev.Net Better information on the planet’s ecosystems and how they are changing can feed into policy and development, and vastly reduce the risks posed by natural disasters. In our globalising world, the havoc wreaked by climate change and environmental challenges in one place can have impacts much further afield — harvest losses in Kenya can ramp …

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MAGRABi launches its inaugural Eye Care Center in Alexandria, Egypt


State of the art retail concept resetting the standards for ophthalmology. MAGRABi, the leading optical retailer in the MENA region, has launched its first Eye Care Center in Semouha, Alexandria, Egypt, giving patients access to a one-stop-shop for eye care, where they can receive a comprehensive eye test and purchase eye wear in one location. The MAGRABi Eye Care Center …

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DEWA organises 6th Science Week

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has launched its 6th Science Week under the theme ‘Innovative Emirati Engineer.’ University professors, college students, and a number of DEWA ‘s representatives and employees took part. The theme ‘Innovative Emirati Engineer’ reflects DEWA ‘s commitment to supporting Emiratisation, and improving the skills of Emirati engineers, making them capable of innovation, to …

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Alsalama Healthcare @Home Launches Their Brand New Website


Alsalama Healthcare @ Home W.L.L., one of Bahrain’s leading Home Nursing and Healthcare Services Providers has recently announced the launch of their brand new website – The newly launched website takes you through detailed healthcare, medical services and other miscellaneous health services, which the nursing center provides for patients in the home. Some of the unique services Alsalama has …

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Nearly 80% of Medical Clinics in UAE Use Management Software

Smart Clinic

Go Smart’s ‘Smart Clinic’ software reduces time spent on administrative work by 50% Dubai, 17 March, 2016: Go Smart, the Dubai based software and mobile application developer, is taken a keen interest in the healthcare sector in the UAE. The company has developed a fully integrated and complete software solution for use by medical clinics called ‘Smart Clinic.’ In research …

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‘SAVE’ Project Awarded for Educating Youth on Green Farming


AgraME Awards recognise regions leading sustainable agriculture innovations. Recognising the diversity and resilience of the country’s sustainable agriculture industry, the AgraME Awards, which took place last night (13 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the best product and farm innovations as well as excellence in Emirati Agribusiness. The Planet Greeners, a team of Agricultural Scientists focused on innovation …

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Representatives from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre lead illuminating workshop on the development of the Emirates Mission to Mars


Herald mission for its importance in inspiring young people and women to pursue careers in STEM. Representatives from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre gave an illuminating presentation on the development of the Emirates Mission to Mars at a special interactive workshop held within The Discovery, a core part of at the Global Woman’s Forum which enables delegates to network …

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Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

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By Vijay Shankar – SciDev.Net A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in developing countries, according to a feasibility study published in the journal Tuberculosis. The gadget could diagnose tuberculosis in a sample within seven days, while also reducing the danger of lab technicians catching the disease, the …

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Medtronic Makes Waves at Arab Health through Education and Technology Advances for the MEACAT Region, including Bahrain


Manama: Coinciding with celebration of the first anniversary of the incredibly successful Medtronic Academy, Medtronic the global leader in medical technology, launched the ValleylabTM FT10 energy platform at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai last week. “Last year we launched the Medtronic Academy, which has gone on to be a resounding success, having trained 600 physicians across the …

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