SQU team develops smart way to manage medical waste
An innovative way to manage medical waste in the wake of Covid-19 has been developed by a team of experts at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). A smart trolley developed will help real-time monitoring of temporary medical waste storage units in all the hospitals and a system for tracking... Read more
Qatar ranks second in world for percentage of population with atleast one Covid-19 vaccine dose
The latest statistics published by “Our World in Data”, a scientific online publication compiling COVID-19 vaccination data from around the world, shows Qatar is ranked second in the world for the percentage of population that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, among countries with a population of... Read more
Israel offers COVID booster vaccine for ages 12 and above
Israel has begun offering a COVID-19 booster to children as young as 12, and its prime minister says a campaign that began a month ago among seniors has slowed a rise in severe illness caused by the Delta variant. (August 30, 2021 – Middle East) – Announcing the decision on... Read more
Campaign helps children return to school safely
Health authorities in the country have launched a campaign to provide practical ideas for everyone to help children return to school safely in the times of COVID-19. (August 30, 2021 – Qatar) – The ‘Back to School Campaign’ aims at promoting the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.... Read more
Scientists are to track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK by using clues in its genetic code. Analysing samples collected from patients will also reveal whether the virus is mutating into new strains. There have been more than 5,600 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK so far, but... Read more
By Arvind Subramanian/Cambridge We are still in the early stages of dealing with Covid-19. Yet, it is already clear that this new coronavirus will have long-lasting effects on the global economy, how we deal with pandemics, and perhaps even the architecture of international aid. This is because the Covid-19... Read more
An expert at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, noted that the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has not been detected in drinking water supplies globally. “Municipal drinking water systems utilise filtration and chlorination steps that are generally thought to be effective in deactivating... Read more
A medical worker in a protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China The rapid spread of a new coronavirus in China has prompted global alarm, with Beijing’s neighbours... Read more
WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand announced extra aid for Samoa on Friday (Nov 29) as the Pacific nation’s measles epidemic raced past 3,000 cases and experts warned the number could double before the crisis was over. Samoa’s government said the death toll from the outbreak had reached 42, up... Read more
Children’s physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year. Researchers monitored the physical activity of 2,132 children from 57 schools across... Read more