Business & Finance

مستشفى مورفيلدز دبي للعيون يرحب بانضمام استشارية طب عيون إلى قسم طب عيون الأطفال

28 مايو 2017 دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة: انضمت د. ساندرا فيورنتيني، الزميلة الممارسة في مجال طب عيون الأطفال، إلى فريق الأطباء بمستشفى مورفيلدز دبي للعيون (مورفيلدز). وهي استشارية طب عيون تملك مؤهلات متميزة في مجال اختصاصها. وستقدم د. فيورنتيني خدمات طب عيون الأطفال في مستشفى الجليلة التخصصي للأطفال بدبي، كما تترأس عيادة جفاف العيون وعيادة […]

Technology

Media Advisory: Launch of Project to Stop Use of Mercury by Small Scale Gold Miners

WHAT: Reduction of Mercury use by Artisinal Gold Miners

WHO: Dan Kazungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mining, Charles Sunkuli, Principle Secretary, MENR; UNDP Country Director Amanda Serumaga

WHEN: 26th May 2017,8:30 AM

WHERE: Panafric Hotel

Background

Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is the largest global source of mercury releases into the environment from human activities, with about 35% of total releases from a number of ASGM sites in over 70 countries. The ASGM sector produces approximately 20% of the world’s annual gold, employs around 15 million people (of which 3 million women and children), while another 100 million people are indirectly dependent on ASGM for their livelihoods.

Mercury is often used in ASGM to help separate gold from sediments or ore using very basic processing methods. However exposure to mercury � even small amounts � may cause serious health problems, and is particularly dangerous to the development of the child in utero and early in life.

UNDP is supporting the Government of Kenya in the development and implementation of the GEF GOLD project for Kenya with a budget of 4.2 million US$. The project aims to do this through the provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and facilitating access to financing for the procurement of mercury-free processing equipment.

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Medical/Health Care

Sirius Acquires International Medical Group

HAMILTON, Bermuda and INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Sirius”), a global (re)insurance company with a leading position in Accident & Health insurance, is pleased to announce the acquisition of International Medical Group® (IMG®), a market leading and award-winning provider of global medical insurance products and assistance services. Allan Waters, Sirius Group […]

Technology

Media Advisory: Launch of Project to Stop Use of Mercury by Small Scale Gold Miners

WHAT: Reduction of Mercury use by Artisinal Gold Miners

WHO: Dan Kazungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mining, Charles Sunkuli, Principle Secretary, MENR; UNDP Country Director Amanda Serumaga

WHEN: 26th May 2017,8:30 AM

WHERE: Panafric Hotel

Background

Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is the largest global source of mercury releases into the environment from human activities, with about 35% of total releases from a number of ASGM sites in over 70 countries. The ASGM sector produces approximately 20% of the world’s annual gold, employs around 15 million people (of which 3 million women and children), while another 100 million people are indirectly dependent on ASGM for their livelihoods.

Mercury is often used in ASGM to help separate gold from sediments or ore using very basic processing methods. However exposure to mercury � even small amounts � may cause serious health problems, and is particularly dangerous to the development of the child in utero and early in life.

UNDP is supporting the Government of Kenya in the development and implementation of the GEF GOLD project for Kenya with a budget of 4.2 million US$. The project aims to do this through the provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and facilitating access to financing for the procurement of mercury-free processing equipment.

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).