GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa


Selected social entrepreneurs from Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola will be taken through a detailed training programme GE (NYSE: GE) ( and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa. The program enables …

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Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science


By Tolu Oni – SciDev.Net Young researchers in particular should get support to engage society routinely, says Tolu Oni. A wide range of players, from policymakers to the media, often consult scientists at times of crisis or social controversy. At such times, how the public perceives the credibility and relevance of scientists to society is vital to how their views …

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Business aviation booming in Saudi Arabia


Flights in 2016 continuing to follow the trend. Business aviation flights in Saudi Arabia increased by 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, according to statistics from WINGX released at the MEBAA Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which concluded recently. “Business aviation is an expanding market in the Middle East,” says Ali Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East …

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Saudi Arabia shows highest growth in high-quality science in Western Asia


Saudi Arabia continues to enhance its position as a regional leader in scientific research. As reported in Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia – published with the 28 April issue of Nature -Saudi Arabia’s contribution to high-quality research papers is growing more than any other country in Western Asia. Between 2012 and 2015, Saudi’s growth in contribution to the Nature Index …

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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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