INTERNATIONAL. Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Center for Health Solutions “2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.” “We have been examining consumers’ interactions with the health care system since 2008. A new trend has emerged this year suggesting that economic uncertainty has clearly altered spending habits with many consumers reporting an impact
UAE. Growth driven by population growth, increasing number of expatriates, the rising importance of high-quality education in the society and an acknowledgement by governments for the need for an education system capable of producing industry-ready graduates.
OMAN. Organized by OAPGRC in partnership with Dhofar University and the Indian Ocean Rim Association's Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer, the Salalah Declaration aims to enhance regional medicinal plant co-operation through high-profile events and annual joint activities.
EGYPT. Abraaj to acquire stake in Egypt's largest K-12 private schools group with a focus on the provision of affordable high quality education; Growth capital investment will help CIRA's expansion in the tertiary education sector in Egypt.
EGYPT. Abraaj to acquire Cairo Medical Center, a leading 177 bed hospital in East Cairo; Plan to upgrade facilities and invest in medical technology and staff training to meet increasing demand for quality healthcare.
TUNISIA. University governance is particularly relevant in the MENA region where youth unemployment rates are higher than in any other region in the world - 21% in the Middle East and 25% in North Africa.
UAE. A sudden rise in the cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is now causing concern across the rest of the world. The number of cases has doubled in just one month, and around 30% of those infected by the virus have died.
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.