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Health council reviews Ebola preparedness
August 21, 2014

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has reviewed Qatar’s preparedness to meet the threat posed by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at a joint meeting attended by the Committee for International Health Regulations and the Consultative Team for Combating Communicable Diseases.


YouTube co-founder to address Doha gathering
August 21, 2014

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley will speak at the opening ceremony of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation’s (IASP) 31st Annual World Conference, being held in Doha from October 19 to 22.

QRC to extend Weqaya to 5,000 more workers
August 21, 2014
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) recently extended the field implementation of Phase One of its National Communicable Disease Prevention Campaign (Weqaya), funded and sponsored by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).

The campaign will continue for several months, serving some 5,000 more expatriate workers.

In the first event after the extension, a QRC medical affairs team held a health education lecture and distributed personal hygiene kits to 200 workers of Toyo-Thai...
August 21, 2014
DOHA: Several companies and individuals have been fined for illegal visa trading as part of the Ministry of Interior’s ongoing crackdown, a senior official has said.

According to the ministry’s figures, QR4.27m was collected from fines last year.

The ministry found that 1,043 workers were illegally transferred to new sponsors, while 165 complaints of illegal visa trading were filed at the ministry and 128 were referred to court.

Brigadier Nasser Al Sayed, Director of Search and Follow-up Department, said about 51 firms were prosecuted for trading in visas...

August 21, 2014
Olive International School-Doha, approved by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) recently, is set to receive its first batch of students early next month, senior officials said yesterday.

The school will begin classes for students up to Grade III on September 7 at two of its campuses.

Olive International School–Doha follows India’s CBSE curriculum. Its kindergarten classes are located at a campus in Abu Hamour and primary classes in Nuaija.

Nearly 350 students will be enrolled in kindergarten and primary classes and the school will initially have 15 academic...