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Now in its 4th edition, the Bilateral Chamber’s annual Healthcare Insights newsletter promotes select healthcare members’ latest news and achievements. We are proud to showcase their initiatives in this important sector.

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Diann Dunn never imagined her daughter, Erin, would spend time in Cook Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), let alone Olivia, her granddaughter, as well. But, that's exactly what happened. From her daughter's stay in 1984 to her granddaughter's in 2018, Cook Children’s NICU has changed significantly, yet their compassion and dedication to providing the best care for patient families still remains.

Over the last 100 years, Cook Children’s has grown from a one-room hospital for babies to one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the nation. This is evident in their NICU's drastic improvements from just one generation to the next. Cook Children’s is proud to offer all-single rooms to families going through difficult times. It allows the families the time they so crucially need with their newborn babies.

Click here to read the full story about how Diann, Erin, and Olivia’s lives were forever transformed due to the constant care at Cook Children’s NICU.

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Between February 19 and March 9, learners from the Ministry of Health - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties participated in the global leadership program at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

The learners jointly participated in exclusive workshops led by the Houston Methodist Academy for Leadership Learning... This all-inclusive program incorporates innovative medicine, such as music therapy, promoting wellness and healing. Additionally, participants enjoyed an immersive cultural trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

Cathy Easter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and Bilateral Chamber Advisory Board Member, commented on the new developments: “We are committed to improving the health of the global community, with an obvious focus on the Middle East, both from a patient care perspective, as well as more broadly from an institutional development perspective. I am passionate about the delivery of care, and excited to see Houston Methodist leveraging technology to develop offerings that improve so directly on that delivery. Health care is a complicated offering, and I am proud to be a part of real solutions that simplify our industry.”

Click here to read the full article on Houston Methodist’s global partnerships and innovative patient solutions.

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John Mendelsohn, M.D.President Emeritus of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share the 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for his leadership in developing antibodies to block cancer-promoting growth factor receptors on the surface of cancer cells.

"It’s an honor to be recognized by the Tang Foundation with colleagues who opened such an important chapter of cancer research,” Mendelsohn said. “By highlighting the vital connection between basic research and progress in the clinic, the Tang Foundation encourages the progress we need in scientific, translational and clinical research to continue to improve cancer treatment.”

Click here to learn more. 
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) is the first hospital in Texas to perform a breathing lung transplant using the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) procedure with Organ Care System Lung (OCS Lung) technology. This technology is designed to keep donor lungs functioning and "breathing" in human-like conditions from the time of the donor procedure all the way to the transplant surgery.

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Dr. Gabriel Loor, Surgical Director of the lung transplant program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Director of lung transplantation in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine

Led by Dr. Gabriel Loor, the transplant was performed using the newest generation of EVLP platforms, Transmedics Organ Care System (OCS), a portable device that maintains the organ in its own physiologic state with warm blood perfusion, ventilation and a sophisticated monitoring system to continually assess the organ in flight. In this case, the donated lungs were flown in to Houston from the Midwest.

The device is the only portable EVLP system in the world and the only one that has undergone a positive FDA panel review in the U.S. as well as two rigorous international clinical trials. The OCS Lung System was officially approved by the FDA on March 23.

Click here to learn more.

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The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with developmental disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome.

The ministry said VR rehabilitation technology makes use of virtual world simulation to meet various requirements for effective medical intervention to achieve the best results using the video game controller and the moving sensor.

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When it comes to health, Lebanon is one of the leading countries in the Arab world in terms of the quality of healthcare provided and in testing new medical technologies. The country now has the opportunity to lead the way in entrepreneurship via healthcare startups. Executives spoke with entrepreneurs in this field to see what challenges they faced and what obstacles still need to be overcome to find success as a healthcare startup.


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Bahrain is in the midst of making significant investments in renewable energy projects such as solar, wind, and waste-to-energy technologies to meet its national renewable energy target of 5% by 2025 and 10% by 2035.

We are pleased to call your attention to an upcoming U.S. Department of State webinar focused on opportunities for U.S. businesses in Bahrain’s renewable energy & efficiency sector, featuring honored guests: His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, Bahrain’s Minister of Electricity & Water Affairs and Mr. Alexander Al Samahiji, Acting Director of Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU).

Register now to be a part of this dialogue.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

9:00 AM U.S. EST | 4:00 PM Manama

Deadline to RSVP:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018


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