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Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

ASIA, Business, Dubai, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UAE
Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), a global health services company on Monday 11 May 2020 appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa. In addition, Jerome has been appointed as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) and Chairman of the Cigna Insurance Management Services (CIMS) Board in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He continues to serve as a Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. Jerome has successfully led Cigna’s Middle East business, where he has strengthened the company’s position as an industry leader, achieving growth and stability for Cigna across the region. The expansion of his role will further accelerate Cigna’s growth, creatin...
Coronavirus – Botswana: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Botswana in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Botswana: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Botswana in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, Botswana, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE
The aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 5 metric tons of medical supplies to Botswana to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, stated: “Today’s delivery of aid affirms the UAE’s continuous and active engagement in international efforts to fight COVID-19 and comes within the framework of strengthening the medical capabilities of a large number of friendly countries such as Botswana.” His...
Coronavirus – Africa: The United Arab Emirates supports the establishment of a Global Humanitarian Lifeline to Nations most exposed to Covid-19

Coronavirus – Africa: The United Arab Emirates supports the establishment of a Global Humanitarian Lifeline to Nations most exposed to Covid-19

ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE
The fleet of three aircraft will operate on rotation between the UAE and key locations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East The United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has launched an international air bridge operation that will provide a lifeline of essential health and humanitarian supplies to nations around the world grappling with the impact of COVID-19. In support of WFP’s role providing critical logistics services for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the global humanitarian community, the UAE will dedicate a fleet of three aircraft to enable the movement of life-saving cargo and personnel where they are needed most until the end of the year. As the COVID-19 pandemic collapses overstretched health syste...
Coronavirus – Mauritania: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Mauritania in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Mauritania: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Mauritania in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Mauritania
The United Arab Emirates has sent a plane carrying 18 metric tons of medical and food aid to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania as a gesture of solidarity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipment, which contained testing kits, medical devices, and food supplies, will assist approximately 10,000 healthcare workers in Mauritania as they work to contain the spread of COVID-19. Commenting on the delivery, His Excellency Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, remarked: “While the world faces extraordinary challenges, such hardship provides an opportunity to embrace unity and cooperation as never seen before.” His Excellency Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania (L) chatting with  Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani ...
Coronavirus – Tunisia: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Tunisian President discuss efforts to contain coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus – Tunisia: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Tunisian President discuss efforts to contain coronavirus crisis

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TUNISIA
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Tunisian President Kais Saied, have discussed bilateral relations, the global COVID-19 crisis and ways to contain the pandemic's repercussions at various levels. In a telephone call, the leaders reviewed the measures the countries have taken in dealing with the virus, and the mechanisms of joint coordination to contain its negative effect on the economic and health sectors, among others. Sheikh Mohamed stressed the importance of cooperation, solidarity and exchange of experiences between the UAE and Tunisia in addressing the pandemic and expressed his condolences to President Saied and the Tunisian people for those who succumbed to the virus, wishing a...
Coronavirus – Seychelles: United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes available to Seychelles’ government Avani Barbarons resort as additional facility in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Seychelles: United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes available to Seychelles’ government Avani Barbarons resort as additional facility in fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
The facility which is equipped with 124 rooms, one large conference room and a few breakaway rooms will help the Department of Health amidst the scarcity of resources for its frontlinersUnder the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ‘Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort’ will be made available to the Government of Seychelles to be used by the Department of Health as a facility to accommodate their  health personnel and supporting frontline service members, in the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.The facility which is equipped with 124 rooms, one large conference room and a few breakaway rooms will help the Department of Health amidst the scarcity of resources for its frontline...
Dubai expo 2020 postponed

Dubai expo 2020 postponed

ASIA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Dubai, ECONOMY, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
Over the last several weeks, officials have been working hard, both internally and in consultation with key UAE and international stakeholders, to review the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on their plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. These are extraordinary times, in common with the other stakeholders, expected to experience many challenges over the months to come. Dubai remains firm in their collective aim to deliver an Expo that is true to its time and to their shared, urgent priorities. But it is clear that this is not the right time. While everyone involved in Expo 2020 Dubai remains firmly committed, many countries have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and they have expressed a need to postpone Expo’s opening by one year, while they focus on overcoming this c...