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Hypercholesterolemia not Adequately Managed in Younger Adults

Key Findings • This was a registry study that examined data from 2005 through 2019 on 17,951 patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia at age 20 to 39 in a large health care system composed of multiple academic and community-based practice sites • Only 30% of the 5,438 patients with severe hypercholesterolemia achieved guideline-directed ≥50% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and 23% had an LDL-C level persistently 190 mg/dL or greater • 48.5% of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia were prescribed lipid-lowering therapy • Of the 12,513 patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia, only 20% received lipid-lowering therapy and only 36% showed at least a 30% reduction in LDL-C • Women with severe hypercholesterolemia were less likely than men to have ≥50% LDL-C ......read more

The Impact of Science Communication on Health Education and Public Engagement

Doha – November 2, 2022: The Health Sciences Library and Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a two-day course to investigate how the art of communicating science impacts public engagement with health messages at both the individual and population levels.  Titled ‘Leveraging Science Communication Tools to Craft Effective Health Messages,’ the course was directed by Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of health sciences library at WCM-Q, and was attended by allied health professionals, dentists, educators, nurses, pharmacists, health communicators and physicians. The course faculty included Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, Dr. Maya Adam, director of health media innovation and clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at ......read more

WCM-Q Promotes Lifelong Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Doha – October 25, 2022: The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of in-person workshops and webinars.  The initiatives are part of CPD’s mission of providing high quality continuing medical education and professional development opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals based on identified needs and the latest scientific and medical developments. All CPD activities are designed to increase competence, enhance performance in practice, and improve healthcare outcomes for patients. One such activity was a CPD-hosted workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL), an evidence based collaborative learning strategy that offers small group learning within large classes. Titled ‘Introduction to Team-Based Learning,’ the syllabus ......read more

Doha Festival City Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Cooperation with PHCC

The community awareness campaign is run in partnership with the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) to shed a light on breast cancer and the importance of early detection under the #FestivalCares programme Doha, Qatar – 24, October 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) launched a joint awareness campaign on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The campaign is held under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares initiatives. The breast cancer awareness activities come as part of the awareness campaign during the month of October, which is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or The Pink Month. It is generally celebrated in the community through events and initiatives ......read more

New WCM-Q Webinar Series Addresses Neurodegenerative Diseases

Doha – October 11, 2022: A new series by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is helping healthcare professionals stay up to date with the latest research into a range of debilitating neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia.    The series, titled Protein Misfolding Diseases and Neurodegeneration: From Experimental Approach to Clinical Therapy, is coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and features online webinars presented by leading medical researchers. The course director is WCM-Q’s Dr. Ali Chaari, assistant professor of biology, an expert in the role of amyloid proteins in the development of neurodegenerative diseases.   The first instalment of the series was presented by Professor ......read more

Doha Festival City Concludes ‘‘Future Land'' Awareness Campaign in Collaboration with “Daam” with Great Success

The awareness campaign held in partnership with Behavioural Health Centre (Daam) aimed to shed light on behavioural health issues and the means to address them effectively Doha, Qatar – 10 October 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, concluded its awareness campaign for behavioural health issues, held from 5 – 8 October 2022, in partnership with the Behavioural Healthcare Centre (Daam), of the Qatar Social Work Foundation. The campaign, titled ‘Ard al-Mustaqbal’, which means ‘Future Land’ in English, included a booth located on the ground floor of the mall, where visitors were able to obtain copies of the children’s book published by Daam.  Visitors to the booth also received brochures and fliers with information on ......read more

WCM-Q Alumna Publishes Research In Prestigious New England Journal Of Medicine

Doha – September 25, 2022: More than 500 WCM-Q educated graduates are currently serving careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. One such scholar is Dr. Heba Altarawneh, a postdoctoral research fellow at WCM-Q’s Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Group (IDEG), who recently published her research in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). As part of an IDEG team, Dr. Altarawneh conducts studies that aim to increase our understanding of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection by investigating the protection of natural immunity, protection of vaccine immunity, and COVID-19 severity. During the peak of the Omicron wave in early 2022, the team published the first-ever global study to estimate the effectiveness of prior infection against reinfection ......read more

A Partnership Between AMAN Centre and Doha Festival City to Promote Awareness of the Centre's Hotline for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Family Dysfunction

The campaign highlighted the Centre’s services in the protection and rehabilitation of women and child victims of abuse and the Centre’s 919 hotline Doha, Qatar – 31 September 2022: The Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), one of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work centres, concluded its awareness campaign on the (919) hotline at Doha Festival City as part of the Mall’s #Festival Cares community  initiatives.  The weeklong awareness campaign at Doha Festival City, focuses on AMAN Centre’s target population, which is women and child victims of domestic violence and family dysfunction.  This campaign aims to spread awareness to enhance the social protection needed to prevent domestic violence and family dysfunction, through reporting violence incidents experienced ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Unveils New Serenity Beauty Retreat

The Serenity Beauty Retreat will help guests replenish their inner beauty with the help of five different packages Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2022 Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), announced the launch of its new, signature Serenity Beauty Retreat, aimed at supporting guests to rediscover and renew themselves and bring out their inner glow. Zulal Wellness Resort’s Serenity Beauty Retreat is based on the resort’s philosophy which adopts a complete approach to beauty where physical appearance reflects the deeper levels of the mind, body, and soul and where we work on inner and outer aesthetic appearance in the belief that feeling good goes hand with looking good. A ......read more

WCM-Q Grand Rounds Explores the Impact of Literacy on Health

Doha – June 21, 2022: The impact of literacy on the health and wellbeing of individuals and the public as a whole was discussed at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s Grand Rounds. Ms. Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of the Distributed eLibrary at WCM-Q, explained what is understood by the term ‘health literacy’ and discussed how literacy in information and science can intersect with health literacy affecting personal health choices and therefore health and wellbeing. Ms. Gray also examined the influence of social determinants on information, science, and health literacy, and summarized a variety of strategies for enhancing domain literacies at the level of the individual and of the population, with a view to improving health outcomes. The presentation, titled Why Literacy Matters: How ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Celebrates Global Wellness Day with the Local Community

The Wellness Day evening was joined by Msheireb Properties, Saudi Influencer Hassan Ghoneim to promote wellness and inner peace  Doha, Qatar – 15 June 2022: On Saturday June 11, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, and Msheireb Properties celebrated Global Wellness Day, a day dedicated to living well and finding inner peace to build a healthier and happier community.  First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of living well. With the slogan, “One day can change your life,” this occasion presents an opportunity for reflection and motivation for better health and wellness practices. Observed in more than 170 countries in thousands of locations, this one day celebration also highlights the value of prevention in physical and mental ......read more

QIC Group Holds HMC Blood Donation Campaign

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, QIC Group held a blood donation campaign for its employees at its headquarters in West Bay, yesterday, Wednesday 25th May 2022.  The yearly initiative was a direct response to urgent need of blood donors by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for specific blood types and to support HMC’s nationwide campaign to encourage citizens and residents to become regular blood donors.  The registration and donation process were conducted with strict precautionary measures and standards ensuring the donation process was safe. After completing the registration and mandatory pre-screening, eligible QIC Group employees donated their blood in the dedicated mobile clinic provided by HMC in QIC Group’s parking lot.    “We applaud our employees who spearheaded this ......read more

WCM-Q Research Reveals Metabolic Processes Underpinning type 2 Diabetes, Retinopathy, Obesity and Dyslipidemia

Doha – May 19, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have identified metabolites that are associated with type 2 diabetes and its complications, mainly obesity, retinopathy and dyslipidemia. The study, led by Dr. Noha Yousri, Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine at WCM-Q, analyzed 1,300 metabolites in samples from 996 Qatari adults (57 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes) and 1,159 metabolites from an independent cohort of 2,618 individuals from the Qatar BioBank (11 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes). It identified 373 metabolites associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, retinopathy, dyslipidemia (measured through lipoprotein levels). A total of 161 of these metabolites were novel, meaning their association with the conditions has never previously been identified. The identified metabolites ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Officially Opens With a Grand Ceremony Reflecting the Resort's Commitment to Holistic Health and Sustainability

The world’s most extensive Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine offering, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som officially opened to the world today in a grand celebration of health and wellness Doha, Qatar – 30 March 2022:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) welcomed dignitaries, celebrities, media, and special guests to the official opening of the award-winning holistic place of healing with a grand celebration. The official ceremony comprised keynote speeches by Eng. Nasser Matar AlKawari, CEO of Msheireb Properties and Mr. Krip Rojanastien, Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som, followed by an official unveiling ceremony. With a backdrop of oriental oud ......read more

WCM-Q Pre-Med Students Explore the Application of Physics in Medicine

Doha – March 15, 2022: Pre-medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to learn about the role of physics in medicine thanks to a two-day training session held in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Medical physics plays a vital role in hospitals, spanning a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Medical physicists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure these tools operate safely and effectively, particularly in radiological procedures. Medical physicists also help to develop new medical technologies, driving innovation in the healthcare sector in pursuit of enhanced patient outcomes.  Despite the importance of their role, the work of medical physicists usually goes on behind the scenes and is therefore not well known. To raise awareness ......read more

WCM-Q Shares Expertise in Lifelong learning for Healthcare Professionals at Key Regional Expo

Doha – January 26, 2022: The thriving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has extended its regional reach with an exhibit at the Arab Health 2022 event at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  The Division of CPD at WCM-Q has in recent years established itself as one of the MENA region’s leading programs for the provision of high-quality professional development opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals, playing a significant role in driving up standards in the region’s booming healthcare sector.  Now, to capitalize on the growing trend for online-based training sessions boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of CPD has exhibited at Arab Health 2022, widely regarded as the leading healthcare expo in the region. The aim is to ......read more

New Program for Saudi Arabia Healthcare Professionals Targets Healthcare Management in Qatar

HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.   October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare professionals with the aim of driving systems-level management expertise and accelerating patient outcomes in the Kingdom and across the region.  The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy forms part of Qatar’s commitment to transform into a thriving, diversified knowledge-based economy. Specifically targeting healthcare management, the new program has been designed to optimize practitioner understanding of effective ......read more

Qatar Genomics Study Unlocks Secrets of the Past to Help Shape Future of Healthcare for Millions

Largest ever Arab genome study from Qatar Genome Research Consortium sheds light on the population structure and genetic diversity of modern Arab and Middle Eastern populations   Kuwait- October 17, 2021: Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middle Eastern populations, providing new insights into human history in the region and ancestral patterns that may help to explain local human traits and disease risks. Crucially, the Qatar study – published today in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications – reveals that ancient populations in the Arabian Peninsula played a far more central role in the story of early human migration out of Africa than was previously understood.   Developed by an international team led by Dr Younes Mokrab and Dr ......read more

Doha Festival City Partners with The Teal Society to Raise Awareness on Women's Health

Paying tribute to Pink October, Doha Festival City and The Teal Society held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to raise awareness on Breast Cancer and women health in Qatar  Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, held an in-mall Ribbon Cutting ceremony dedicated to raising awareness on women health, in collaboration with Qatar’s branch of the Teal Society organization.  As part of Festival City’s commitment to Qatar’s community, the Mall has partnered with the Teal Society for the second year in a row, ahead of the Breast Cancer awareness month. The ceremony was dedicated to shed light on women health and breast and gynecological cancers, as well as on the importance of preventative measures to fight the diseases. The ......read more

Cutting-Edge Deep Learning Solutions That Work With Radiologists to Improve Breast Cancer Detection to Be Launched in Qatar

 Kheiron Medical Technologies partners with Medtech Corporation to bring AI breast screening solution Mia® to Qatar healthcare community Mia is the first and only AI-enabled independent reader for breast cancer screening to be commercially available in Qatar     Doha - Qatar - 25, July 2021:   Mia®, a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) solution that works with radiologists to improve breast cancer detection, avoid unnecessary biopsies and ultimately improve the patient experience for all women is being launched in Qatar.    UK-based Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed an agreement with Medtech Corporation, one of Qatar’s leading suppliers of medical and laboratory equipment, to bring its Mia solution to the Qatar market. With patented AI technology ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-SPM Host 12 Hours of Open Wellness Talks to Celebrate Global Wellness Day

The event will mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day established to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing for individuals and society Free of charge, the workshops will be open for everyone, in line with Zulal and Chiva-Som’s commitment to spread the culture of wellness and bring a positive change to people’s lives globally  Doha, Qatar – 10 June 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, teams up with Chiva-Som for a 12 hour-long virtual celebration of Global Wellness Day. Delivering on their mission to increase global awareness about wellness and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-Som will ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Raises Awareness on the Importance of Family Wellness to Celebrate the Global Day of Parents

Zulal Wellness Resort shares the unique concept of family wellness and its exclusive offering in this segment  Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, raises awareness on the importance of Family Wellness in supporting families to adapt and bond together, and in developing sustainable lifestyle habits that will ultimately reflect on the wellbeing of the society. The resort joins the celebrations of the Global Day of Parents on the 1st of June initiated by the United Nations to appreciate parents’ selfless commitment to children and their crucial role in creating a harmonious family environment.  Sharing this unique ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Shares Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine-inspired Wellness Tips This Ramadan

Zulal Wellness Resort provides advice on maintaining a balanced wellness routine for a healthy and peaceful month of Ramadan Doha, Qatar - 26 April 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, shares in Ramadan celebrations by offering TAIM and wellness expertise to encourage a healthy approach to the holy month Finding the right wellness balance during Ramadan is crucial to enhance the benefits of health, wellness, and mental well-being during the holy month. Zulal Wellness Resort naturopathic practitioner, Dr. Rubia Shariff shares her expertise by offering a series of recommendations on nutrition, fasting and weight management, following a holistic approach and Traditional ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Raises Awareness on the Importance of Sleep for Healthy Living

Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-Som, a market-leading wellness brand in Thailand, share best practices, reiterating the impact of sleep on health and wellbeing, and an important aspect of holistic wellness    Doha, Qatar – 5 April 2021:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, raises awareness on the importance of sleep for people in today’s fast-paced lifestyle.    Sleep is an integral part of holistic wellness and is crucial for the body to function properly. It provides the muscles and organs with enough time to rest, to recover from illness and injury and aids in bolstering physical strength and the immune system. It is also essential for ......read more

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more

Tomorrow the Last Day to Subscribe to QLM's Initial Public Offering

United Arab Emirates -  December 22, 2020:  QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company the leading life and medical insurance company in Qatar reminds investors to subscribe to the Initial Public Offering ("IPO" or the "Offering"), which ends tomorrow at close of business (Doha time) on 23 December 2020.    Eligible investors - Qatari nationals and companies incorporated in Qatar and holding a commercial registration certificate with the Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), and anchor investors defined as legal entities incorporated in the State of Qatar holding a commercial registration certificate issued by the MOCI can subscribe to the IPO. The Offer Shares are being offered at QAR 3.15 per Offer Share (the "Offer Price"), which includes the Offering and Listing ......read more

P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

Global Private Wealth Holders Set to Almost Double Impact Investing Allocation Over Next Five Years

 High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.  A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.  Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.  Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of investing and the economy, while 66 per cent say that it is likely to broaden their risk assessment to include more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.   October 12, 2020:  A new research report launched by Campden Wealth, ......read more

World Mental Health Day: A Focus on Emotional-Wellbeing at ACS Doha

Qatar - October 10, 2020:  One in four people in the world will be affected by a mental health problem according to the World Health Organization1. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated this by creating a situation of uncertainty, exacerbating feelings of apprehension and anxiety. The pandemic has shown us how exactly mental health can affect a society and heightened the need to pay attention to issues of emotional well-being. When following social distancing and work/study from home practices, feelings of isolation have arisen, bringing a host of mental health concerns to the surface of society. An increase in psychological disorders like anxiety, depression and added introversion in school-aged children from the lack of social interaction have become major concerns for schools that are striving to keep educational ......read more

Doha Festival City Announces Safety Measures and New Services at Edge Fitness and GlamBar

Fitness and beauty fanatics can now enjoy the much-awaited services of Edge Fitness and GlamBar with a host of new offers and packages    Doha mums-to-be are also invited to watch the upcoming ‘FFTV’ episode on Sunday October 4th featuring Mothercare’s unique offering for pregnancy and newborns   Doha, Qatar – 01, October 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce that Edge Fitness and Glambar introduceadditional safety measures in line with the recent government announcements. Glambar will also launch a plethora of new services and offers. We also have exciting news for expectant and new mothers – this Sunday, Doha Festival City will release a new episode featuring Mothercare, the leading ......read more

WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures September 27, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, along with number of WTTC’s Members from key areas of the Travel & Tourism sector, to bring together this important body of work. The report emphasises the ......read more

Al Meera Launches “Truth Bottle” to Raise Awareness on Wise Water Consumption

Doha-Qatar – 02 September 2020: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has launched a new campaign in a series of sustainability initiatives as part of its rigorous efforts to instil environmental-friendly values across various segments of the society.  The ‘Truth Bottle’ campaign is launched to raise awareness on wise water consumption in Qatar and the need to preserve the valuable resource as the country moves towards a sustainable future.  In local water statistics reports, research shows that Qatar’s water consumption per capita is one of the highest in the world, at 500 litres per person in a day. Many similar studies point to the excessively high rates of consumption and the need to change behaviour towards water usage. ‘Truth Bottle’, conceptualised as a half-full Al ......read more

Meeza and Droobi Health Join Forces in Pioneering Digital Capabilities to Help Transform Healthcare in Qatar

Doha, Qatar – July 15, 2020:  MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering managed IT services center, partners with Droobi Health as its strategic IT provider. MEEZA will develop an end-to-end IT infrastructure that will host Droobi Health’s online portal and mobile application as part of its digital care program.  The new capabilities will facilitate the easy exchange of information between patients and healthcare providers, making a significant contribution to the digital transformation of healthcare in Qatar. The exclusive partnership leverages MEEZA’s expertise in providing state of the art data center services, private and hybrid networks and 24/7 monitoring facilities to build a comprehensive hosting solution for Droobi Health. This includes provisioning of web hosting infrastructure and supplemental support ......read more

Doha Festival City Announces Reopening of All Retail Outlets in Line With Phase 2 of Covid-19 Restrictions Lifting

Over 400 brands and retailers are NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City offering shoppers their favorite summer fashion, beauty, and accessories essentials as well as specialty stories including homewares, fitness, and sport.  Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2020:  As part of the second phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping has expanded its reopening capacity to welcome back shoppers to their favorite shops and brands.  Visitors can now shop from all their favorite fashion, home décor, electronics, accessories and beauty brands, with an extended capacity of up to 50% of the regular mall capacity, while still maintaining the preventive measures of social distancing in each store.  In addition, food enthusiasts can get their ......read more

Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.   As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more

How to Build Resilience Amongst Children During the COVID-19 Lockdown

From Nickeisha Thomas, Counsellor at ACS International School Doha     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Across the world, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us one way or another. In Qatar, as with all other schools in the country, ACS International School Doha has been closed since March under government directive.   In the wake of a global crisis, schools have turned to remote learning techniques to maintain education continuity. With parents and children working from home together, families are forced to cope with major changes in everyday life.    Amidst these rapidly shifting scenarios, it is easy for students to lose perspective. After all, no matter how safe and comfortable your home is, it is hard to turn it into a conducive learning ......read more

Qatar FinTech Hub Announces Applications Now Open for Wave 1 of its Incubator and Accelerator Programs

Following the launch of the FinTech Incubator and Accelerator Programs in April 2020, Qatar FinTech Hub has opened applications for wave 1 until July 31, 2020.   Doha, Qatar: 7 June 2020 – Qatar FinTech Hub “QFTH”, which is co-founded by Qatar Development Bank “QDB”, announced that applications are now open for wave 1 of its Incubator and Accelerator programs, catering to both local and global FinTech entrepreneurs and startups who are looking for a launchpad and a hub in the Middle East to accelerate their growth.  QFTH aims to develop the Fintech industry in Qatar, in accordance with the Qatar National Fintech Strategy created by Qatar Central Bank “QCB”, and to contribute and reiterate Qatar’s position as a leading international FinTech hub in the region, as ......read more

US Must Lead Response to Perils of COVID-19 and Oil Crisis

It took a global pandemic that has grounded airlines, idled factories, and kept billions of people indoors, but prices for some oil futures contracts have gone into negative territory for the first time ever. April 28, 2020:   Ever. Think about that. Not since Colonel Drake struck oil – with commercially viable methods – in Pennsylvania in 1859 has a producer had to pay customers to take crude off their hands. Together, oil and gas still supply approximately 60% of the world’s energy, and that is not to mention its myriad other uses in modern industry. So what to do when a demand slump of unprecedented size and speed has brought so low the world’s most ubiquitous commodity, one still required by so many people? First, it is crucial to recall how we got here, specifically the fact that the ......read more

Online Platform Launched to Provide Social Support to Workers in Qatar

The digital and virtual tool supports the government’s ongoing response to COVID-19 Doha, Qatar 16 April 2020:    Connecting For Care, an interactive online platform, has officially launched to provide social support to quarantined workers in Qatar, offering members the opportunity to talk to someone in their own language about community-related topics. The interactive Connecting For Care website will be resourced by trained volunteers who will offer multi-lingual conversations with workers, and provide government-approved information about protective measures against COVID-19, including useful advice about staying fit and healthy and opportunities to continue learning Arabic and English languages, virtually. Through live one-on-one chats, conversations will take place in English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, ......read more

MEEZA Supports Clients with IT Solutions, Business Continuity and Adopts Precautionary Measures in the Face of COVID-19

Doha, Qatar – April 15, 2020:   As Qatar’s leading Managed IT services and Cloud Computing partner, MEEZA is supporting their clients run uninterrupted and securely during the challenging COVID-19 times thanks to its high availability IT Solutions, Business continuity services and leading partners’ collaboration tools. Partnering with a leading Qatari provider such as MEEZA helps businesses focus on their core mission during these stressful times without the added pressures of keeping the IT infrastructure operational, regardless of where the systems might reside: locally, publicly in the cloud or hosted in secure Data Centres. The ongoing health crisis has caused disruption to businesses around the world as private and governmental entities turn to online and distant working solutions to manage ......read more

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QF Entity focuses on the impact of nutrition in maternal and child health on Day 1   7 March 2020, Doha:  Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today hosted the first day of its Maternal and Child Health Symposium (MCH).  The symposium is being held in Doha until 9th March 2020 at the Qatar National Convention Center.  It aims to highlight the latest developments ......read more

Sidra Medicine Wraps-up the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect ...…

Attendees participated in a series of workshops and sessions to be able to better identify child abuse and neglect as well as intervene and extend the right form of care Stakeholders discussed enhanced case management systems to provide a seamless national case management process to ensure children are protected against the various forms of violence and abuse 19 February 2020, ......read more

Sidra Medicine Holds the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect ...…

Under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation, Sidra Medicine brings together local and global stakeholders to discuss processes to prevent child abuse   15 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today hosted the opening ceremony of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Congress Qatar ......read more

Sidra Medicine Introduces Adult Pain Clinic for Women…

QF Entity Signals Expansion to its Women’s Services Program     30 January 2020, Doha –   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has launched an Adult Pain Clinic as an expansion to its Women’s Services program.  The Women’s Adult Pain Clinic at Sidra Medicine is staffed by a team of internationally trained pain management ......read more

Sidra Medicine to launch new women's services in 2020…

Expansion by QF entity highlights focus on advancing women’s health and offering more choices for women in Qatar   28 January 2020, Doha –   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today announced an exciting line up of new women’s services in 2020.  The strategic expansion is positioned to support the advancement of women’s health in ......read more

QF Entity Sidra Medicine to Host International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and ...…

21 January 2020, Doha, Qatar- Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, will be hosting a conference in partnership with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) from 15 to 17 February 2020 at the Grand Hyatt Doha. ISPCAN Qatar 2020, is themed on ‘Child Protection, The Journey So Far and the Future Ahead’, and will focus on approaches to ......read more

Gear Up for The Color Run Presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First…

Join The Color Run with friends and family on 25 January 2020 at QNCC for the Happiest 5k on the Planet     6 January 2020, Doha, Qatar:   The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, an initiative of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, is taking place on Saturday 25 January 2020, from 7am to 12pm, at the Qatar National Convention ......read more

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