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Pharmacy Department at Tawam Hospital presents 8th Annual Medication Safety Awareness Week

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Pharmacy Department at Tawam Hospital presents 8th Annual Medication Safety Awareness Week



482Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, hosted the 8th Annual Medication Safety Awareness Week, starting from Sunday, March 3rd to Thursday, March 7th, in the main building of the hospital.

This event has been organized by the Department of Pharmacy at the hospital in order to spread awareness and raise the level of knowledge among the public, and instruct patients on how to use medications properly to keep them safe and protect them from any side effects. This event has met their audience satisfaction.

Dr. Hashem Tarifi, the head of pharmacy, and other specialists gave presentations about the best ways of using medications and prevention methods such as, following the doctor’s instructions in using the medication in terms of dosage and timing, checking out the expiration date of the medication, keeping medications out of the reach of children and other medical instructions.

Dr. Tarifi mentioned that 50% of patients use medications inappropriately, which can negatively impact the targeted therapeutic outcome. He also pointed out that 7% of patients visiting emergency and accident department have problems related to medications adverse events. He emphasizes “Patients must take the medication according to the doctor’s and pharmacist’s instructions”. In addition, he advises the patients not to stop taking prescribed medications on their own when they feel better or taking old medicines without consulting their doctor”

He gave tips on how to avoid the medications errors by advising patients to ensure that their doctor knows about any medicinal allergies and adverse reactions the patients might have. In addition, the doctor should encourage his patients to ask questions about the best way to take their medications, and the expected side effects of such medications.

The head of pharmacy department talked about the safe use of herbal medications and dietary supplements, “Remember that the term natural does not necessarily mean safe”. There are so many herbal medications that interact with prescription medications such as anticoagulants. Such herbs may decrease or augment the desired effect of the prescribed medications and consequently affect the treatment plan negatively. If you are taking a prescription medication, do not take any herbal remedies or dietary supplements without telling your doctor,” he said.

At the end of the presentation he gave some general advice under the title of “Do’s and Don’ts”, such as keeping the medications in the container labeled for it; don’t store your medications in locations that are either too hot or too cold, for example the bathroom cabinet may not be the best place for your medication. He advised the patients to take the list and medication bottles with them on doctor’s visit or emergency department’s visits and not to use use medications prescribed for someone else.

Tawam Hospital is part of the SEHA Health System owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Tawam Hospital is part of the SEHA Health System owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.







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Georgetown University hosts 8th annual Model United Nations conference

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Georgetown University hosts 8th annual Model United Nations conference



4102The 8th annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference hosted by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) held their final closing ceremonies at the Qatar National Convention Center, ending three days of intensive and transformative dialogue and debate for hundreds of participating international high school students.

Qatar, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, China, Switzerland-over 25 countries in all-were represented at Georgetown’s MUN, an academic platform for young people who take on the roles of UN delegates, and face the same challenges faced by world leaders in response to current global issues.

MUN conferences are held in various schools throughout the year. However, Georgetown SFSQ MUN participants had the added privilege of assuming the roles and responsibilities of UN delegates in the same venue, the QNCC, that actual United Nations events have taken place.

At the opening ceremonies, Gerd Nonneman, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, told the students, “There is no better way to get to the heart of issues than to immerse yourself in the actual debate, an immersion made more real since students would be in an extraordinary building that has been the site of the latest UN climate change negotiations, so you’ll be working in the very same environment that the UN worked in the highest places.”

The opening ceremonies also included a keynote address by Dr. Charles King, professor of International Affairs and Government at the Washington D.C. Georgetown campus, who set the stage by telling the young gathering “You are a model for what the UN should be, not just the model of what it is.”

Urging students to consider the history and challenges of the UN’s global security mandate through the lens of this year’s theme, he said, “you will meet other men and women from all over the world here in Qatar-a country that has embraced the new world economy and world societies. Study this all under the broad umbrella of sustainability.”

Human rights, pollution, the debt crisis, and standards for intervention and the case of Syria, represented just a few of the topics on both the real and model UN agendas. A student from a U.S. high school noted, “I was impressed by the creative ideas put forward at this MUN. This is the second time I participate, and this one was more professional, the delegates were more knowledgeable, the debates more intense.”

Chairing each committee were SFSQ university students, who played exemplary roles in ensuring respect to proceedings, including voting processes and debate guidelines.

Student participants of the Georgetown MUN had the added advantage of an enhanced diplomatic experience through the Georgetown SFSQ open house and Diplomatic Reception, where they had the opportunity to engage and discuss the role and responsibility of diplomacy with the ambassadors of India, South Africa, and the UK. Commenting on Georgetown SFSQ’s MUN, the Charge d’Affaires and head of mission of Singapore, Mr Syed Noureddin, said, “It is refreshing to have youth with such enthusiasm and energy engage on such issues. This showcases Qatar’s understanding of the value of education and investment in human capital development.”



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RAK Ceramics CEO receives Honorary Stevie Award during 8th Annual International Business Awards 2011

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RAK Ceramics CEO receives Honorary Stevie Award during 8th Annual International Business Awards 2011


Dr. Khater Massaad recognised for leading RAK Ceramics to become the world’s largest ceramic tiles & bathware manufacturing company

October 13, 2011

2240The 8th Annual International Business Awards 2011 has bestowed an Honorary Stevie Award to Dr. Khater Massaad for his achievements as the visionary CEO behind the success of RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramic tiles & bathware manufacturing company. The International Business Awards 2011, more widely known as the Stevie Awards, was held on Tuesday (October 11, 2011) at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, UAE Minister for Foreign Trade.

As CEO of RAK Ceramics, Dr. Massaad has led and guided the company to become a USD 1 billion global conglomerate and the world’s largest ceramic tiles manufacturer in less than two decades. Dr. Massaad, who holds a Ph.D in Geophysics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and an M.Sc in Mathematics, implemented a global expansion and rapid diversification strategy that allowed RAK Ceramics to expand its presence to more than 150 countries.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Massaad said: “The Stevie Award is one of the most prestigious in the global business community. This distinction is therefore a great honour not just for me but for the entire RAK Ceramics organisation. RAK Ceramics has always been about exceeding expectations and pursuing excellence as manifested by the world-class products and designs that have been introduced by the company over the years. The Stevie Award will certainly serve as an inspiration for us to move forward with the same vigour and energy to further strengthen RAK Ceramics’ position as a global leader in the ceramic tile industry.”

The Stevie Awards is the only international, independent, all-encompassing business awards. It has been established to honour the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working people worldwide.

RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate that supplies to over 150 countries and has been officially recognised as the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer with a global production output of 117 million square meters. RAK Ceramics offers a comprehensive product portfolio comprising over 8,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in bath ware. RAK Ceramics has earned distinctions such as the Best Brand of 2010 and CSR Company of 2011 at Middle East Business Leader’s Summit and Awards and recently the CMO Asia’s Best Brand 2011. The company was also honoured by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for complying with good governance and transparency according to best international practices. RAK Ceramics has also maintained its Superbrand status for the third consecutive year and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative eco-friendly products such as RAK SLIM, 45×45 Wood Collection, Stone Art Collection and Orion Collection using the latest Nanopix digital printing technology. RAK Ceramics is also the founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in the UAE.




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VIP Gala Awards Ceremony held at 8th Annual International Business Awards

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VIP Gala Awards Ceremony held at 8th Annual International Business Awards


World’s most prominent Business Awards culminates in Abu Dhabi

2220Abu Dhabi, UAE 12th October 2011 – The 8th edition of the International Business Awards, sponsored by Dana Gas and Netezza by IBM, came to a close yesterday (Tuesday, October 11, 2011) at the prestigious Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event was held to recognising the achievements of the world’s top-performing businesses. The gala was attended by H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade; Ambassador of the Philippines to the UAE; Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UAE; local, regional and international delegates; and members of the press. This is the first time for the International Business Awards to be hosted in the Middle East, attracting as many as 3,000 nominations from more than 40 nations. The competition was open to individuals and organizations worldwide, including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, and large and small enterprises. The entries were assessed by a selected panel of judges who witnessed an increased level of participation in this year’s competition.

H.E. Sheikha Lubna, the patron of the awards, welcomed the delegates to the UAE and emphasized the significance of the internationally-recognised business accolades. She also underscored the importance of encouraging UAE companies to actively participate in the international markets.

The UAE walked away with over 24 awards in various categories in this year’s competition which also honoured first-time winners Bahrain, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Slovakia. Organizations and individuals from the United States led awardees with 42 Stevie Awards, followed by South Korea which came in at second with 29.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the International Business Awards were created to honour and generate public recognition on the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, its mission was to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public.  In just a short period of time the Stevies has become one of the world’s most coveted business awards.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the 8th edition of the IBA. It is such a privilege to witness an increase in the number of entries and we hope that we will see companies from the UAE returning again to next year’s event,” said Michael Gallagher, President of The Stevie Awards.

Business professionals from around the world participated in the preliminary judging held from May to July.  Their average scores determined their eligibility for final judging, which was done earlier this month by members of 10 specialized committees.  In total, 200 executives from around the world participated in the judging process.



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Sheikha Lubna applauds efforts of UAE winners of 8th Annual International Business Awards

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Sheikha Lubna applauds efforts of UAE winners of 8th Annual International Business Awards


-Over 24 companies in the UAE will be honoured at the awards-

2154Abu Dhabi, UAE 9th October 2011 – H. E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE, welcomed the delegates from the International Business Awards at the press conference held today (Sunday, 9th of October, 2011) at the Ministry of Foreign Trade headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Attended by delegates and media, the event emphasised on the requisite of recognising achievements and accomplishments by establishments and individuals who have become leaders in their sectors. Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 8th Annual International Business Awards on 11th October 2011 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards comes to the Middle East for the first time this year and attracted nominations from more than 40 nations. The competition was opened to individuals and organizations worldwide; public and private, for-profit and non-profit as well as large and small enterprises with many as 3,000 nominations assessed by a selective panel of judges who witnessed an increased level of participation in this year’s competition following months of intense competition from all over the world.

Speaking at the press conference Sheikha Lubna praised the efforts of the organisations in the UAE “it is apparent that the UAE is fast becoming a global market player and the recognition by the international judging panel indicates the accomplishments of companies and individuals from here. This should be a clear indication that over the years the UAE has transformed and it is now ready to compete with other established markets across various industries.”

UAE companies featured prominently in this year’s final results of Stevie Awards as the winners of the upcoming International Business Awards 2011 are announced. Over 25 categories and organizations and individuals from 35 nations, including first-time winners Bahrain, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Slovakia, have been announced as Stevie® Award winners in This Eighth edition of Annual International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program. Winning 42 Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing.  South Korea came in second place with 29 awards, while the host nation United Arab Emirates earned an impressive 24 Stevies, United Kingdom earned 22 awards followed by Turkey with 11 and Germany with 10 Stevies.  Stevies are conferred upon top-scoring nominations in each category, as chosen by an international judging panel of more than 150 business leaders.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the International Business Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on Tuesday, 11th October at the prestigious Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Stevie Awards were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, the mission was to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public.  In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted business awards.

“It is an honour to be here and present the Stevies for the first time in the Middle East. We have received an overwhelming response in this year’s competition, a sure confirmation that the awards are becoming prominent fixtures in the international business arena. These awards emphasize on standards of criteria that organizations have to fulfill and we believe that companies need to be recognized for their innovation, achievements and success,” said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards.

Business professionals around the world participated in preliminary judging in May-July.  Their average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be considered in final judging, which was performed earlier this month by the members of 10 specialized committees.  In total, 200 executives around the world participated in the judging process.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.stevieawards.com/iba



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