Jordan Report - Jordan hosts ground-breaking stem cell trial for heart repair
Bioheart has turned to Jordan to conduct an important clinical trial of its pioneering genetically modified MyoCell product because it is more affordable and they consider the kingdom�s medical practise to be on a par with some of the leading medical research facilities in the US.
Hospital IT - Going digital
Deciding to implement a good Hospital Information System is an expensive outlay, but there are some key reasons why implementing an HIS should be given serious consideration by all medical facilities, big and small.
Pharmaceuticals - Cough and Cold medications � a UAE survey
Until recently, most cough and cold medications in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were sold as over the counter (OTC). Dispensing OTC medications allowed pharmacists to sell cough and cold medications for any age group without physician�s consultation. 
News Features
New resolutions to improve global public health
The 63rd World Health Assembly, which brought together Health Ministers and senior health officials from the WHO�s Member States, discussed a wide range of global public health issues and issued a number of resolutions. Middle East Health provides a summary.
Regional Reports
Egypt Report - FGM/C still widespread, says WHO-funded study
Despite efforts by the authorities, NGOs, and international agencies to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), the practice is still widespread in Egypt and deeply rooted in the minds of the people, according to a study funded by WHO.
Palestine Report - Healthcare in Gaza on brink of collapse
The Israeli siege of the Gaza is causing unprecedented trauma to the inhabitants � as the importation of critical medications, medical devices and spare parts for medical equipment is blocked at the border. 
Beyond Borders
Donor retreat widens HIV/AIDS treatment gap in Africa
Backtracking by international donors in funding HIV/AIDS risks undermining years of positive achievements and will cause many more unnecessary deaths, humanitarian aid group M�cins Sans Fronti�s (MSF) warns in a new report.
The Back Page - Infected with a computer virus
A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus. 

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