Al-Mishri and Mevlutoglu review ways to make the electoral process a success in Libya.

The Head of the High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mishri, reviewed with the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlutoglu, the latest local and international political developments yesterday in Istanbul .

The two parts discussed ways to make the Libyan electoral process successful and came to an agreement on the laws and legislation regulating it, according to the communication office of the council on its Facebook page.

The minister also touched on his recent meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and the Turkish-Egyptian rapprochement on the vision for resolving the Libyan political crisis.

Source: Libyan News Agency

Al-Manfi and Al-Dabaiba discuss government spending and elections

The President of the Presidential Council, Muhammad al-Manfi, met Thursday with the head of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba.

The Prime Minister’s Media Office said that the meeting, which was held at the Cabinet Office, focused on discussing ways to support international and local efforts to hold the elections and make them successful, and to support the efforts of the UN envoy Abdullah Batili in this regard.

The two sides also followed up on government spending for the current year, emphasizing the principle of disclosure and transparency in all procedures, and supporting the efforts of the local administration by activating the municipal file in all aspects.

Source: Libyan News Agency

Egypt and Turkey agree on the need to complete the elections process in Libya as soon as possible.

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, “Sameh Shoukry,” and his Turkish counterpart, “Mevlut Cavusoglu,” agreed on the necessity of completing the elections process in Libya as soon as possible and preserving its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Shoukry said in a joint press conference with Davutoglu today, Thursday, in Ankara, that the talks session that was held today dealt with developments in Libya and the common desire to unify Libyan institutions.

For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that his country will work with the Egyptian side to strengthen cooperation on Libya, pointing to his country’s desire to develop joint relations with Egypt.

Davutoglu added that the problems in Libya affect Egypt, pointing out that restoring relations with Egypt would be against the interests of terrorist groups in the region.

He continued, “We want to develop joint relations with Egypt, especially economic ones … and we want to fill the new page that we opened with Egypt with joint projects and success stories.”

Source: Libyan News Agency

The US State Department confirms that it is aware of the detention of an American citizen in the Libyan capital, Tripoli

The US State Department stated that it is aware of reports regarding the detention of an American citizen in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

A spokesman for the ministry told the American news channel ( CNN ) We are aware of reports about the detention of a citizen in Tripoli , Libya .

The channel quoted the spokesman as saying, “When a US citizen is detained abroad, the ministry works to provide all forms of assistance required. The US State Department and our embassies and consulates abroad have no greater priority than the safety and security of US citizens abroad.”

And according to (CNN), according to the travel instructions of the US State Department, Libya comes in the fourth level, due to warning Americans against traveling to this country due to the spread of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict, she said.

Source: Libyan News Agency

UJ hospital obtains accreditation certificate for cardiopulmonary resuscitation training

The University of Jordan (UJ) Hospital has obtained a two-year international accreditation certificate for Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation from the American Heart Association – International Training Center.

According to a statement on Tuesday, the hospital said it will start holding internal and external courses on basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, noting that it will announce the dates soon.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer inaugurates DEWA Disruptive Lab

DUBAI, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inaugurated the DEWA Disruptive Lab (DDL) at Al Hudaiba building, which will serve as a hub to implement the Innovation and Future Shaping Framework.

The move is in accordance with DEWA’s updated Innovation and Future Shaping Framework inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it.”

l Tayer was accompanied by Marwan bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future at DEWA; and Dr. Ali Al Suwaidi, Chief Innovation Officer at DEWA.

The DDL will drive DEWA’s services growth, enhance customer experience, develop new skills and foster Emirati competencies. This is by anticipating and shaping the future, providing the best global solutions, experiences and practices especially in innovation and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

The DDL will enhance innovation through ‘DEWAVerse’ platform, which DEWA launched in October 2022 to implement and develop its current and future projects, becoming one of the first local government organisations to launch its platform on the Metaverse.

l Tayer commented, “We work to achieve the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide seamless, proactive, integrated, and specialised services that meet customer expectations. We use the latest technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence tools, to enrich the customer experience and provide an unconventional model of added-value digital services.

“In line with DEWA’s vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2050, we spare no effort to enhance our capacity and preparedness through proactive ideas and innovations based on advanced technology solutions, keeping pace with challenges and rapid changes.”

Marwan bin Haidar said, “The DDL uses rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing, UV and robotics, as well as manufacturing tools and equipment to build innovative concepts. The laboratory provides a collaborative space for our engineers and innovators to work together on testing emerging technologies.

“It also plays a fundamental role in strengthening DEWA’s partnerships and cooperation with institutions and experts in the field of sharing information and resources. This makes it an ideal platform for developing experiences. The DDL supports DEWA’s current and future directions to enhance its technical leadership and its continuous journey to develop its solutions and tools, to keep pace with the rapid development of Dubai and meet the requirements of all its residents,” he said.

The DDL hosts virtual and physical workshops and brainstorming sessions on the DEWAverse platform, to generate new ideas and prototypes. It also explores new technologies and tools that can be employed to improve prototyping building. Moreover, the lab uses concept design methodologies to help business teams identify business requirements and challenges and develop innovative solutions. It also invests in Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software to create digital models and simulations that can be used for testing and validation.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Over 4 million children examined for hearing impairment under presidential initiative

The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday said a hearing survey has been conducted for 4.610 million children as part of a presidential initiative for early detection and treatment of hearing loss and impairment for newborns.

The initiative was launched in September 2019. A total of 259,062 children would be re-examined, a week after the first screening at the same unit, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.

Around 29,536 children were sent after the second test to hospitals and referral centers nationwide for higher evaluation and the start of medical treatment or the installation of a hearing aid or the transfer of the child for cochlear implant in accordance to his/her condition, the spokesman said.

The numbers of examination centers were increased to cover more health units across all governorates to conduct audiological examinations for children from the day of birth to the age of 28 days, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi performs life-changing surgery on 23-year-old patient

ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2023 (WAM) A 23-year-old student from Palestine named Mogemad Osama has had life-changing surgery performed by a Moorfields Eye Hospital ophthalmologist after being diagnosed with Keratoconus, a progressive eye disease prevalent in Middle Eastern communities. Keratoconus affects the structure of the cornea and gradually causes blurred vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. Mogemad was referred to Dr. Esmaeil Arbabi at Moorfields Eye Hospital, who performed a minimally invasive surgery called cross-linking, combined with a sophisticated laser treatment on his left eye. The procedure reshapes the cornea and smoothens the irregularities caused by Keratoconus, and has a 95 percent chance of stopping the progression of the disease. The main symptoms of Keratoconus are gradual worsening of vision and frequent need for changing eyeglasses. Anyone experiencing these symptoms is urged to see a corneal specialist or ophthalmologist, and to avoid eye rubbing, which can make Keratoconus worse. Esraa Esmail/ Muhammad Aamir

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

MBZUAI and IBT join forces to tackle challenges in brain health

ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2023 (WAM) — Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and Infinite Brain Technologies (IBT) have entered a five-year research and development agreement. The two industry thought leaders will form a joint research lab to develop precise, personalised Digital Therapeutics (DTx) for human brain health by optimising the power of artificial intelligence technologies. The collaboration looks to capitalise on IBT capacity in the development and commercialisation of digital therapeutics alongside MBZUAI expertise in artificial intelligence, with the ultimate goal of realising powerful, personalised brain and mental disorder treatments. “The marriage between brain science and AI technology will lead to critical breakthroughs in brain health. The collaboration between IBT and MBZUAI has been forged to facilitate those advancements,” said the Founder and Chairman of IBT, Dr. Wei Sun. “A better understanding of causal relationships between elements of cognitive training and improvements of mental conditions will provide us with insights to develop precise digital therapeutics for brain health,” Sun added. ccording to the WHO, about one in eight people worldwide live with a mental disorder. In total, nearly one billion people suffer from mental health problems. Currently, around 280 million people suffer from depression, 301 million people live with anxiety, while globally more than 24 million people has schizophrenia. In terms of neurodevelopmental disorders, the worldwide estimates of prevalence of ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are 5-7 percent of the youth population, and about 1 percent of children has ASD (Autism spectrum disorder). “A core element of the university’s research mission is related to healthcare, as we aim to improve outcomes and quality of life through the deployment of AI-based solutions,” said MBZUAI Deputy Department Chair of Machine Learning and Director of the Centre for Integrative Artificial Intelligence, Kun Zhang. “This new collaboration with IBT has the potential to significantly increase our understanding of brain health, ideally resulting in both physical and mental wellness benefits for patients,” Zhang added. Justin Jia, co-founder and CTO of IBT, said, “At IBT, we have a strong data science and engineering team that is capable of designing, developing, deploying and scaling digital solutions in a short period of time. We are excited to join forces with MBZUAI and specifically, Dr. Kun Zhang’s team to work on some of the most advanced topics in Machine Learning for brain science.” MBZUAI machine learning researchers investigate the development of algorithms which can improve automated cognition, perception, and action, with a focus on both fundamental and applied research in the areas of health, climate, and education. Together, MBZUAI and IBT aim to explore the unknown areas of brain science and push the boundaries of mental health intervention. “We have long believed that there exist significant opportunities for joint research and development of technology and healthcare breakthroughs between Abu Dhabi and China,” said Founder and Managing Director of (IBT Investor) MSA Capital, Jenny Zeng. “MSA Capital has supported these initiatives from their earliest days by bringing industry leading companies like IBT from China to Abu Dhabi where they encounter world-class infrastructure and partners driven by a visionary national strategic imperative for innovation.”

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Al Qassimi Hospital trains foreign doctors on implanting pacemakers

SHARJAH, 20th March, 2023 (WAM) — Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, affiliated with the Emirates Health Services (EHS), received a medical delegation from Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The visit aimed at training the doctors on the technique of implanting permanent wireless heart pacemakers, during qualitative training workshops held outside the United States and North America to train on this technology in an electrical unit and heart physiology in the hospital. Dr. Essam Al Zarouni, Acting Executive Director of the Medical Services Sector at EHS, confirmed that workshop reflects Al Qassimi Hospital’s stature at the regional and global levels, pointing out that the hospital – in light of the support provided by EHS – has become a medical and scientific edifice that provides health care and treatment services in accordance with the highest international standards. It has also become a pioneer in the field of providing practical medical sciences, especially in the field of implantation of permanent cardiac pacemakers. Dr. Arif Al Nooryani, Director of Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, explained that the hospital organised training workshops as part of the Visiting Doctors Programme to train doctors from various European countries on this technology, in a step that confirms the high capabilities that the hospital possesses, which qualify it to provide rehabilitation, and treatment for many diseases, without surgical intervention in many cases. He said that this type of device or battery is the latest among permanent pacemakers, which are installed with intravenous catheters through the skin without surgery, as is the case in traditional pacemakers, which reduces the incidence of complications associated with the installation of traditional permanent pacemakers, such as infections, pneumothorax, and others.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)