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Unmet surgical needs of refugees high in Middle East and North Africa Jun 3, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

Unmet surgical needs of refugees high in Middle East and North Africa

BALTIMORE, USA: By the end of 2014, about 60 million people worldwide were displaced from their homes owing to conflict, persecution or human rights violations—and the number is continuing to rise. The largest number of forcibly displaced persons can be found in the Middle Eastern and North African region, with about 22.6 million people. According to a new study, refugees and asylum seekers all over the world are in urgent need of health care and surgery, but this need often remains unmet, ...

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Supernumerary tooth grows in man’s nose Aug 21, 2014 | News Middle East & Africa

Supernumerary tooth grows in man’s nose

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia: Surgeons in Saudi Arabia have found a white bony mass inside the nose of a 22-year-old. They said that the mass was an extra tooth ...

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Editorial: Current perspectives on oral surgery Jan 24, 2014 | News Middle East & Africa

Editorial: Current perspectives on oral surgery

The term “surgery” is derived from the Greek words “chir” (hand) and “ergos” (work). According to this etymology, surgery ...

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First robotic surgery centre to be set up in UAE Apr 29, 2013 | News Middle East & Africa

First robotic surgery centre to be set up in UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE: An Italian surgeon has announced plans to build a unique robotic surgery centre in the United Arab Emirates. The facility, which is estimated ...

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Unqualified surgeons? Heart institute said to refer majority of patients Apr 25, 2013 | News Middle East & Africa

Unqualified surgeons? Heart institute said to refer majority of patients

KAMPALA, Uganda: Following the death of a 21-year-old woman in Uganda, who passed away while waiting for treatment in India, reporters have investigated the circumstances at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) in Kampala. Even though the government fully equipped the institute’s cardiac catheterisation unit last year, patients are still sent abroad for surgery.

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Healthcare professionals gather at Arab Health 2013 Jan 31, 2013 | News Middle East & Africa

Healthcare professionals gather at Arab Health 2013

DUBAI, UAE: This week, 80,000 health-care professionals are attending the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the Middle East’s largest health-care event, which takes place from 28 to 31 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The trade show features more than 3,500 exhibitors from 63 countries.

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Plastic surgeons remove large jaw tumours Dec 12, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Plastic surgeons remove large jaw tumours

KIJABE, Kenya: Surgeons from Africa have removed most of the maxilla and mandible of a young man who was severely disfigured by two massive tumours in his jaws. The maxillary tumour obstructed his nostrils completely, while the mandibular one prevented him from ingesting anything other than fluid.

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US surgeons visit Ghana to treat children with heart defects Nov 5, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

US surgeons visit Ghana to treat children with heart defects

KUMASI, Ghana: An American team from the Boston Children’s Hospital has recently visited the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, to perform free surgery on children suffering from heart defects. Within the last seven years, about 100 children from Ghana between the ages of one month and 17 years have been operated on free of charge by doctors from the Boston hospital.

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Antibiotic resistance rate increases in Abu Dhabi Sep 10, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Antibiotic resistance rate increases in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE: The development of antibiotic resistance among human pathogens in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is of serious concern, according to preliminary findings from the Abu Dhabi Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Report 2011. Several relevant resistance rates have significantly increased compared with published local rates in previous years.

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Medical event to feature six congresses in one Sep 3, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Medical event to feature six congresses in one

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Medical Congress (ADMC) will be hosted from 14 to 16 October 2012. The region’s fastest growing health-care event of its kind will occupy 9,000 sq.m. and attract over 170 companies. The event will see the attendance of a number of significant decision-makers, high-level executives, dealers, distributors and medical specialists.

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Future surgeon from Zimbabwe receives award Aug 10, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Future surgeon from Zimbabwe receives award

HARARE, Zimbabwe: A student at the University of Zimbabwe’s College of Health Sciences has won top prize at the South African Society of Surgeons ...

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Toddler undergoes complex skin transplant surgery Jun 27, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Toddler undergoes complex skin transplant surgery

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: A three-year-old girl from South Africa, who suffered severe burns after a container of fire lighting fluid exploded on New ...

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