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Opening remarks of Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, at the COVID-19 press briefing

Opening remarks of Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, at the COVID-19 press briefing

COVID-19 continues to take a toll on people’s lives and health across the Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond, spreading fear and frustration. The arrival of the new variant of concern Omicron has aggravated the situation and poses potential threats to the hard-won gains of the past two years. Recent trends of COVID-19 spread in the

Positive Interim Analysis of Phase 3 Study: MSD and Ridgeback’s Investigational Oral Antiviral Molnupiravir Reduced the Risk of Hospitalization or Death by Approximately 50% for Patients with Mild or Moderate COVID-19

At the Interim Analysis, 7.3 Percent of Patients Who Received Molnupiravir Were Hospitalized Through Day 29, Compared With 14.1 Percent of Placebo-Treated Patients Who were Hospitalized or Died MSD and Ridgeback Announce Submission of Emergency Use Authorization Application to the U.S. FDA for Molnupiravir, an Investigational Oral Antiviral Medicine, for the Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

Heightened volatility pervades global security environment with no sign of improvement likely for years to come, increasing threats to United Nations personnel

Heightened volatility pervades the global security environment with no sign of improvement likely for years to come, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his report on the “Safety and Security of Humanitarian Personnel and Protection of United Nations Personnel”, released today. It analyses global security and security incidents involving United Nations personnel in 2020

Gartner Forecasts End User Spending on Public Cloud Services in MENA to Grow 19% in 2022 Shift from Oil-Economy to a Data-led Economy Will Boost Public Cloud Growth in the Region

DUBAI, UAE., October 27, 2021 — End-user spending on public cloud services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will total $5.7 billion in 2022, an increase of 19.2%, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. While still in double digits, growth in 2022 will be slower compared to the forecasted 21.6%

VisionLabs’ New Biometric Payment Terminal Transforms Payments Industry

LUNA POS Terminal is the world’s first payment solution to offer both contactless facial recognition payments and traditional card payments to consumers Amsterdam – 24th October 2021 – VisionLabs, the world’s leading facial recognition company, today announced the launch of its pioneering biometric payment hardware — the VisionLabs LUNA POS Terminal. The certified terminal is

VFS Global COVID-19 Test Booking Credentials accepted in the IATA Travel Pass

Verified COVID-19 tests booked through approved lab network in select locations will provide an added layer of security and save time for travellers, airlines and immigration authorities Now accepted on Sri Lanka to UAE (via Sri Lankan Airlines) and the US & Canada to Taipei, Taiwan (via China Airlines) travel corridors, where travellers can show

VFS Global COVID-19 Test Booking Credentials accepted in the IATA Travel Pass

Verified COVID-19 tests booked through approved lab network in select locations will provide an added layer of security and save time for travellers, airlines and immigration authorities Now accepted on Sri Lanka to UAE (via Sri Lankan Airlines) and the US & Canada to Taipei, Taiwan (via China Airlines) travel corridors, where travellers can show

LAU Mobile Clinic vaccinates Lebanon!

Beirut, October 15th 2021 In its continuous mission of healing with compassion, The Lebanese American University of Beirut Mobile Clinic  launched the Vaccinate Lebanon outreach campaign with the aim of expanding social awareness and providing the COVID-19 Pfizer Biontech vaccine to the largest possible number of Lebanese citizens. The LAU Mobile clinic is a  humanitarian

The Way We Work: From All Change to You Choose

Ian Jones, Global SVP for Professional and Education Services at F5 In 2020, we saw a generation’s worth of change to working habits over the course of a few months. Remote work, which many parts of the business world had been gradually moving towards, became an overnight necessity for swathes of the global economy, including the delivery of IT professional

Impact of COVID-19 on poor mental health in children and young people ‘tip of the iceberg’ – UNICEF

In Lebanon the impact of the pandemic has been compounded with the economic meltdown and the Beirut port explosions NEW YORK / BEIRUT, 5 October 2021 – Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being for many years to come, UNICEF warned in its flagship report today.

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