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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Sunday 24 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

    While the Middle East and North Africa region represents approximately 14 percent of the global population, it has only received 8 percent of global administered vaccine doses.
    Low-skilled employees, young people, women, and migrant workers have been most affected by the pandemic, as have small businesses.
    Depending on the strength of the economic recovery and the scope of policy support, 15 to 25 percent of businesses in the region may need to be either restructured or liquidated.


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) hosted an expert discussion on the state of recovery in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, in tandem with the launch of its annual Middle East & Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook report. The report outlines the region’s post-pandemic progress and the policies that can help sec ... Read more »

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Mike Ramsay Named CEO and Mike Durkin Moves Into New Role as Chairman

IRVINE, Calif.-Sunday 24 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit committed to achieving zero preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030, today announced Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA as its new chief executive officer. Following his appointment, Mike Durkin, OBE, MBBS, FRCA, FRCP, DSc will assume Ramsay’s previous role as chairman. Under their leadership, the organization looks forward to continuing to improve patient safety around the globe.

Dr. Ramsay assumes the role from former CEO, David B. Mayer, MD, who played a pivotal part in helping the organization launch the inaugural #UniteForSafeCare event. During his tenure, Mayer also introduced a new commitment model making it easier for hospitals and healthcare organizations to prioritize patient safety and was a driving force behind the call fo ... Read more »

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15 Finalist teams from 8 countries compete to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location instantly.

LOS ANGELES-Sunday 24 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced today that 15 teams from 8 countries are advancing to the finals round of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.

Sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, the Avatar XPRIZE is a four-year global competition focused on the development of an avatar system that will deploy a human’s senses, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time, leading to a more connected world. In the future, avatars could help provide critical care and deploy immediate responses in emergency situations, or offer opportunities for exploration and new ways of collaboration, stretching the boundaries of what ... Read more »

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