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3d Printed Jaw, A Life Changer for Saudi Cancer Patient

Tumour removed and new jaw fitted after a 15-hour operation  Riyadh: The face and jaw surgery team at Buraidah's General Hospital (central Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, September 20th to end the suffering of an 18-year-old patient from a cancerous tumour in his lower jaw. The Qassim Health cluster confirmed that the patient was transferred to the hospital's Maxillofacial dept suffering from a tumour in the lower left jaw for 3 years. A quick decision was taken to operate on the patient and remove the affected jawbone, which was replaced by using his own leg fragment aided by 3D-printed missing parts. The operation, which ran for 15 hours, was successful and the patient is currently recovering at the hospital.

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Financing Healthcare Projects in KSA Unlocking the “Hidden” Value

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2022 – Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company focusing on healthcare issued its latest white paper ‘Unlocking the “Hidden” Value’ on Financing Healthcare Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The paper is the 17th edition of the “Pulse Series” of research papers on healthcare in the MENA Region.  The paper highlights that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets in the region and the biggest in the GCC. KSA’s Vision 2030 combined with its population base of 35 million, the largest in the GCC, is driving fundamental structural changes across the Kingdom’s economy, including healthcare. With the introduction of several legal and economic incentives, including 100% ......read more

Saudi Arabia moves all Public Medical assets to Health Holding Company

a step to transform the public health sector and raise efficiency  Riyadh:  Saudi Cabinet approved Tuesday, August 23, the transfer of all assets related to health services from the Ministry of Health to the Health Holding Company HHC. The decision included the transfer of all financial and contractual obligations and rights related to health services currently provided by the Ministry, to the Health Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries. Worth noting that the HHC is a public corporation established by the cabinet last June with the aim to run local health clusters that provide direct services to beneficiaries all around the country. HHC manages five subsidiaries distributed in different geographical regions.

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Saudi Hospital Hits 1000 Heart Operations in 180 days

Local efforts reduced the number of transfers to major cities  Riyadh:  King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital in Taif (west Saudi Arabia) successfully accomplished 998 cardiac catheterizations and 10 open-heart surgeries during the first half of this year. Taif Health explained that the heart center at the hospital achieved this through a local team of dedicated surgeons aided with the latest medical equipment to provide integrated services for heart patients, which contributed to the decline in the number of patients who seek treatment in other Saudi cities. The Center provided its services in the same period for more than 8,000 patients in general and subspecialties such as pediatric cardiac surgery and ultrasound clinics.

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EU Ambassador to Riyadh discovers the Future of Healthcare

Riyadh - August 15, 2022:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, March 14th, at his office in Riyadh with His Excellency the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Patrick Simonnet, accompanied by the Head of Commercial and Economic Affairs at the European Commission to the kingdom. The meeting dealt with several issues related to health cooperation opportunities between Saudi Arabia and EU countries. After the meeting, Mr. Simonnet visited the new Seha Virtual Hospital SVH, which is considered the largest of its kind in the world, with a network of more than 130 connected hospitals around the Kingdom, accompanied by the Medical Director, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hamoud. After that, he visited the Ministry's National Health Command and Control Centre NHCC.

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9 Million Calls Answered by Saudi Health Hotline

937 achieved 90% customer satisfaction level  Riyadh:  Saudi Health said on Monday, August 8, that its 937 toll-free hotlines received 8.8 million calls during the first half of 2022. Of those 2.5 million calls inquired about urgent medical consultations, while 350 thousand calls reported incidents that were resolved promptly, achieving a customer satisfaction rate of 89.6%. The Ministry renewed its commitment to further improve services provided through 937 by adding additional options, such as appointment booking services for primary health centers, stop-smoking clinic appointments, referrals to major hospitals, as well as technical support for e-health applications. The ministry also announced the re-launching of its WhatsApp service via the number 92005937 to provide quick access to express options such as locating ......read more

Four-hour Operation Saves Saudi Child from a Fatal Brain Infection

Rapid intervention ended the two-year-old suffering from rare headaches  Riyadh:  A Saudi surgical team at the Maternity & Children Hospital of Makkah managed to end the suffering of a two-year-old child from recurrent brain infections due to a congenital cyst. The medical team explained that the mother noticed the child holding his head and crying continuously, the condition developed into pus coming out of the back of his head, in addition to a decrease in consciousness. When he was transferred to the hospital, an MRI was performed, which revealed an increase in the size of the congenital cyst with pus gathering in the cerebellum, pressuring the neighboring nerve tissue, a condition that could have been fatal if not treated. The successful surgery that was performed using a microscope took four hours, ......read more

WHO Hails Readiness of Saudi Center for Crisis and Disaster Management

Programmed visit for transferring know-how to Yemeni counterparts  Riyadh:  A delegation from the World Health Organization's WHO regional office accompanied by a Yemeni Health Ministry team visited on Thursday, July 28, the Health Emergency Operation Center in Riyadh. Saudi Health said that the visiting delegation was briefed on the center's experiences in the field of operations, emergency preparedness, and navigation of data management systems. The visit comes within the WHO initiative to train personnel at the Yemeni Emergency Operations Center.

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Telemedicine in Hajj...When Riyadh Doctors treat Makkah Pilgrims

Rapid intervention teams treat strokes and analyze scans in under 30 minutes  Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health announced Sunday 10th July that Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital Riyadh succeeded in providing services to pilgrims in Makkah and the Holy Sites, as it contributed to the diagnosis of 4 cases of stroke, completed the analysis of 6 remote x-rays, and contributed to saving the life of a complex case that required remote critical care service. It added that the number of pilgrims who benefited from virtual medical consultation through the SEHATY app exceeded 1,700 cases. Medical services provided by SVH have been linked with the Holy Sites hospitals, under the supervision of a team of consultants working around the clock within 3 main departments: virtual radiology, virtual stroke, and virtual intensive ......read more

Saudi Minister of Health: Health Plans have Succeeded, and Hajj is Free from Epidemic Outbreaks

Minister thanked 27,000 health staff and volunteers  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced the success of this year's Hajj health plans, and that it was free from any outbreaks or effects on public health. Al-Jalajel said in a statement he read, Monday, July 11, from the Command-and-Control Room of Mina's Emergency Hospital: “I am pleased to announce the success of the health plans for this year’s Hajj, and that it is free from any outbreaks or effects on public health, which, thank God, is a reflection of the integration between all government agencies and early preparation". He added that Saudi health operated more than 230 facilities across all sectors, in it more than 25000 practitioners worked, aided by 2000 volunteers. Al-Jalajel also indicated that the number ......read more

Saudi Health Provides Mobile Dialysis for Pilgrims

service offered for patients through 251 fixed and 10 mobile units  Riyadh:  As part of its efforts to take care of pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. Saudi Ministry of Health provides a dialysis service for patients with kidney failure, Serving up to 1,000 patients 24 hrs a day. by a team of 57 doctors and 228 nurses, working on 251 units. This year, the ministry added 10 mobile dialysis units, which are easy to transport to the patient's location. It can also be used in ambulances and inside hospitals where central dialysis units are not available. Mobile units can also be transferred to pilgrims' camps if needed.

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Saudi Health Enables ICU Patients to Attend Hajj by Overland Convoy

Ambulance evacuation from Madinah to Holy sites in Makkah  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health convoy for inpatient pilgrims set sail early morning on Tuesday, July 5, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The annual ritual involves transporting pilgrims, who were admitted to Madinah Hospitals to the holy sites in Makkah (450km away) to resume their Hajj. The ministry stated that the convoy included 10 ambulances, with a specialized medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, and paramedics. In addition to 5 backup ambulances, an intensive care ambulance, in addition to an integrated oxygen cabin, a mobile mechanic workshop, and a bus to transport patient spouses and relatives. Every year, Saudi Health has transferred inpatients in hospitals in Madinah to the holy sites so that they can complete their Hajj rituals ......read more

Mobile Dental Clinics to serve Pilgrims outside Grand Mosque

32 dentists provide oral care for pilgrims 24/7  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health announced the launch of mobile dental clinic services affiliated with Makkah's Health Cluster. The clinic is stationed in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque's Emergency Hospital, to provide health care for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. The importance of this service lies in its central location next to the Grand Mosque, given the limited dental care outlets in the area. The clinic employs 32 dentists around the clock throughout the days of the Hajj season.

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Iranian Pilgrim Resuscitated from a Heart Attack on his way to Holy Mosque

60-year-old recovers after installing heart stents in Makkah Hospital  Riyadh:  A local medical team rescued an Iranian pilgrim in his sixties from a heart attack while he was on his way to the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Friday, July 1. The emergency department of King Abdullah Medical City KAMC received the case of an Iranian pilgrim, who was suffering from severe chest pain, and the medical team from the cardiology center performed an urgent diagnostic catheterization, with full examinations, and CT scans, the results of which showed the presence of a blockage of more than two arteries in his heart. The team at KAMC decided to perform open-heart surgery, but the patient refused the procedure, and after consulting with the Iranian delegation doctor, it was decided to install stents for the damaged arteries. The ......read more

Hologram Doctor to Serve Pilgrims at Madinah Airport

Real-size 3D interaction between Saudi doctors and patients  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, launched Tuesday, June 28th, the Holo-Doctor service, for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season, via Madinah Int airport. The service, which offers state-of-the-art technology was made possible through cooperation with the Saudi Telecom Company STC, allowing patients to be diagnosed by doctors from Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital, Riyadh. Al-Jalajel stated that several services have been linked within this initiative provided by SVH in cooperation with hospitals in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites. Aiming to provide real-time consultations from a virtual team working 24-7 within 3 main specialties: strokes, intensive care, and radiology. This technology allows the patient to ......read more

Watch How a Saudi Virtual Hospital Operates Remotely on Stroke Patients

70-year-old lady suffering from a major stroke comes back to life  Riyadh:  The Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH was able to undergo a remote operation to save the life of a patient in her seventies who was suffering from severe heart pain. The 70-year-old patient arrived at the emergency department of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Tabuk (Northwest of Saudi Arabia) in early April, suffering from severe pain in her chest. After communicating with the specialists from the Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH located 1000 km away in the capital city of Riyadh, a decision was reached to operate on the atrial septal defect. The operation, supervised by SVH's consultants, was successful. The patient stayed for two days in the intensive care unit before being transferred to the regular ......read more

Saudi Announces Support for Global Pandemic Prevention Initiative under G20

Health Minister declares support to combat tuberculosis  Riyadh:  Saudi Health Minister Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel stressed the need to strengthen global health systems and enhance coordination through the "One Health" approach while ensuring sustainable funding to combat global health security threats. This came during his speech delivered virtually on Monday, June 20, to the meeting of G20 health ministers held in Jakarta. Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of continuing coordination and joint work between health ministers in the group, announcing his country's support for the working group for pandemic Preparedness Prevention and Response PPR. The Saudi minister indicated that the G20 could lead attempts to address gaps shown in the Global Report on Efforts to End Tuberculosis for ......read more

4-Year-Old Saudi Hears for the First Time – Viral Video

King Khalid Hospital in Najran succeeded in restoring his hearing  Wajdi Al-Nassi was born with hearing loss in both ears, his parents decided to admit him to King Khalid Hospital in Najran for a cochlear implant operation. The procedure, which took 6 hours, ended with total success, and a video of Wajdi's first moments of listening to voices on Sunday the 19th of June went viral. https://twitter.com/moh_naj_/status/1538205452923817985?cxt=HHwWgsC-0bXt5tgqAAAA

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Saudi Doctor Gives light to Syrian New-born

successful intervention at Jeddah Hospital to remove cataracts from 1-month-old  Riyadh:  East Jeddah's hospital ophthalmology department succeeded in removing cataracts and congenital fibrosis from the eyes of a one-month-old baby. The Syrian-born was admitted to the hospital after his mother noticed, two weeks after his birth, the presence of white blots on his eyes with an inability to track faces. She immediately went to East Jeddah hospital to be examined by local physicians. After performing the necessary tests and x-rays, the doctors diagnosed the case as a loss of vision due to the presence of white opacities and lesions in the lens of the eye. A decision was taken to immediately perform surgery under general anesthesia to remove the opacities and part of the vitreous body. The operation, which lasted 3 ......read more

Saudi Health Minister: We Have Something to Teach the World in Dealing with Pandemics

Commenting on the latest government decision to end COVID measures  Riyadh:  Commenting on the decision to lift all covid preventive measures, Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced that his country had provided historical lessons for the whole world during the pandemic, with the main message being people first, this was evident when King Salman directed to provide free treatment for all covid patients without differentiating between citizens, residents, or illegal migrants. Al-Jalajel stressed that the high rates of immunization with vaccines exceeded 95% of the total population, which contributed to reducing the number of infections by 87% and reducing critical cases by 96%. At a time when several countries witnessed a third wave, the Kingdom had overcome this wave without any effective economic ......read more

New National Company to Run all Healthcare Services in Saudi

HHC will take over all day-to-day operations from Ministry of Health in partnership with National Health Insurance Provider  Riyadh Saudi Cabinet decided Tuesday, May 31, to establish the Health Holding Company HHC, and to approve the charter of the National Health Insurance Center. The decision came in place to improve the overall performance of the Saudi healthcare system, in which the Ministry of Health will focus on regulating and supervising all public and private health institutions. While the Health Holding Company via its local health cluster subsidiaries will provide integrated healthcare services to beneficiaries all around the Kingdom. The decision included approving the charter of the National Health Insurance Center, which will purchase health services provided by the Health Holding Company or any of its ......read more

Saudi Health Minister on Makkah Pre-Hajj Hospital Tour

Readiness heightened in 1st Hajj season since Pandemic Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel said that the ministry is fully prepared to provide all preventive, curative, and emergency services to pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season through a network of hospitals and health centers in and around the holy sites. He added that a detailed plan has been prepared for this year's Hajj season. Focusing on preventive measures, epidemiological investigation procedures, and swift responses to any potential spread of infectious diseases. This came after his inspection tour, Wednesday, 1 June, to the hospitals of Makkah and the holy sites; The tour included East Arafat Hospital, Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital, Namera Hospital, Mina Al-Wadi Hospital, Mina Al-Jisr Hospital, Mina New Hospital, and King ......read more

Saudi moves all Healthcare Services into National Health Holding Company and launches National Health Insurance Center

New company will take over all day-to-day operations from Ministry of Health  Riyadh:  Saudi Cabinet decided Tuesday, May 31, to establish the Health Holding Company, and to approve the charter of the National Health Insurance Center. The decision came in place to improve the overall performance of the Saudi healthcare system, in which the Ministry of Health will focus on regulating and supervising all public and private health institutions. While the Health Holding Company via its local health cluster subsidiaries will provide integrated healthcare services to beneficiaries all around the Kingdom. The decision included approving the charter of the National Health Insurance Center, which will purchase health services provided by the Health Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries. As well as transferring all direct ......read more

Health Minister: Saudi Arabia Provided $770m for Worldwide Vaccine Production

Led delegation to 1st WHO summit since the pandemic started  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel praised the great contributions made by his country to support efforts to combat the epidemic on the global stage. This came during a speech he delivered at the 75th session of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization WHO, which concluded on May 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland. Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries that -during its leadership of the G20- requested holding a special summit to unify global efforts to contain the pandemic, which resulted in unprecedented global cooperation, in which Saudi Arabia actively participated by launching the initiative to accelerate the production of vaccines through supporting the COVAX manufacturing facility with direct ......read more

2-year-old Saudi Girl Saved after Swallowing 27 Toy Magnets

Suffered 2 weeks of constant vomiting and pain before her secret was discovered  Riyadh:  With quick intervention, the surgical team specializing in infants and newborns at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Hafr Al-Batin (eastern Saudi Arabia) managed, on Tuesday, 24 May, to save the life of a two-year-old girl who had been suffering from abdominal pain with continuous vomiting for more than two weeks. X-ray images showed the presence of 27 small magnetic balls inside the girl's intestine, which led to the formation of 8 holes in the intestinal wall. It turned out that the girl swallowed the magnets from a toy she was playing with. The child's constant pain entailed the need for a quick surgical intervention to extract the magnetic pieces and sew the intestinal holes caused by the magnets' presence ......read more

Saudi Health Opens Door for Local and INT Partners to Invest in Riyadh Healthcare Infrastructure

EOI Phase launched for DBFOM of Al-Iman General Hospital Staff Accommodation  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the National Center for Privatization NCP, announced on Sunday, May 22nd, the start of the Expression of Interest (EOI) Phase to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) Al-Iman General Hospital staff accommodation facilities. By launching this project, the ministry aims to select a local or international developer to construct an additional 564 housing units with a variety of 280 parking spaces. The facility is scheduled to be operated for a period of 25 years, including the design and construction period of two years. The project aims to contribute to achieving a major goal of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, by increasing privatization in the healthcare sector. The ......read more

Saudi Health Minister meets Danish Ambassador

Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, May 16th, in his Riyadh office, with the Danish ambassador to the kingdom, Ole Emil Moesby. Several common interest topics were discussed. After that, the ambassador toured Seha Virtual Hospital SVH and got a glimpse of the telemedicine services it provides to patients around the kingdom

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Saudi Health Minister: No Epidemic Outbreaks in Ramadan Umrah Season

18,000 health staff dedicated to serving pilgrims in 1st Ramadan season after covid pandemic  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajil confirmed a reassuring health status for all pilgrims and visitors to Makkah this Ramadan. He added that no epidemic outbreaks or any threats to public health have been recorded so far. Noting the Saudi government’s keenness to provide the best services for pilgrims and to maintain their health and safety. Al-Jalajil added that the Ministry of Health continues to provide preventive, and emergency services to pilgrims through hospitals and primary health care centers in Makkah and health centers around the Grand Mosque. Noting that the preventive plan prepared for the current Ramadan Umrah season includes epidemiological investigation procedures and rapid response to ......read more

Saudi Launches National Long-Covid Clinics

Free of charge service for patients with ongoing symptoms  Riyadh - April 22, 2022:  Saudi Ministry of Health launched a long-covid treatment clinic, to help patients who have previously contracted the virus across the Kingdom. An appointment can be booked in the new clinics by calling the toll-free number 937. Ministry experts indicate that the coronavirus has long-term symptoms that may appear 4 weeks after infection, which include a persistent cough, shortness of breath, exhaustion and fatigue, joint and muscle pain, sleep problems, loss of sense of smell and taste, bad mood, in addition to the loss of focus and cognitive impairment.

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Saudi Health Endowment Fund Honors Donors in Ramadan Ceremony

  More than 50 businessmen and companies supported charitable healthcare in 2022  Riyadh:   Under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Health and Board Chairman of the Health Endowment Fund Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel. The Fund held a ceremony on Saturday, April 16, to honor benefactors. The ceremony was attended by Vice Board Chairman and Advisor to the Minister, Dr. Muhammad Al-Qassem, and with the participation of more than 50 honored businessmen and companies. During the minister’s speech, which was delivered on his behalf, Dr. Al-Qassem noted that the endowment’s efforts are a key lever in achieving the target of 5% contributions to the nonprofit sector of the overall Saudi GDP by 2030. For his part, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Haidari, CEO of the Fund, thanked donors for their support, which resulted in its ......read more

Health Minister meets with Ambassadors

Four ambassadors viewed the latest Saudi health initiatives  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel, met on Sunday, March 10, with Mr. Neil Crompton, the UK ambassador to the Kingdom, Mrs. Dominique Mineur, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Kingdom, Dr. Abdul Sattar Al Janabi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom, and Mr. Ameer Khurram Rathore, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Kingdom, in his Riyadh office. The four meetings witnessed the discussion of several topics related to strengthening health cooperation between the Kingdom and friendly countries, as well as reviewing the current situation of the Corona pandemic, and discussing cooperation efforts in exchanging experiences and information in the field of promoting public health. On the ......read more

Riyadh Doctor Saves Pilgrims' Life 900 KM Away

New virtual hospital shines in Ramadan holy season  Riyadh:  Great distances between a specialist doctor residing in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the holy city of Makkah, did not prevent him from saving the life of an elderly woman who suffered a stroke inside the Grand Mosque while performing the all-year pilgrimage known as Umrah on Tuesday 12 March. The 62-year-old woman was transferred by local paramedic teams to an emergency center inside the Grand Mosque after feeling weak on the left side of her body, looseness in her facial muscles, and a decrease in her level of consciousness. The preliminary evaluation was a suspicion of a stroke. She was immediately transferred to the nearby Ajyad Emergency Hospital, where she undertook a CT scan that confirmed the initial diagnosis. Immediately, the case was conducted by ......read more

SEHHATY app tops Saudi download charts in 2021

Saudi Health merged all its previous apps into one  Riyadh, KSA: A recent official report ranked the (SEHHATY – My Health) app as the most downloaded application in Saudi Arabia during 2021. According to the report (Internet in Saudi Arabia 2021) published last March by the Communications and Information Technology Commission CITC coinciding with its annual ICT Indicators Forum 2022. The report hailed the swift digital transformation efforts by the Saudi Ministry of Health, which aimed, by integrating all its previous applications into a unified version to facilitate easy access to healthcare services throughout the Kingdom. The application allows users to book medical appointments for more than 35 specialties in primary health care centers, as well as book appointments for testing and taking Covid-19 vaccines. In ......read more

Saudi Health Volunteers Lend a Hand in Two Holy Cities

1300 Health Heroes help support Ramadan spiritual event  Riyadh:  The Health Volunteer Centre at the Saudi Ministry of Health launched its annual Ramadan campaign for this year, which comes within a framework incorporating religious incentives to encourage all forms of healthcare volunteering. Volunteers from the SAWAEED Health initiative are currently participating in several opportunities available in different locations within the cities of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, and Taif. Health volunteers, whose numbers exceeded 1,300 volunteers this year, work in three main areas, providing core, preventive, and support services. Those who join the cadre of SAWAEED volunteers can provide their services to pilgrims and visitors by working in emergency departments in hospitals, providing screening services to initially sort out ......read more

IFRC President briefed on Saudi Health Latest Achievements

visited SVH the largest virtual hospital in the world  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel, met Thursday, 31st of March , in his Riyadh office with Mr. Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and his international delegation. The meeting discussed international developments and mutual corporation initiatives. Mr. Rocca valued the Kingdom's efforts in the global humanitarian field represented by the Saudi Crescent Authority. Attendees included ministry spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulali, and Dr. Fahd Al-Hajjaj, Vice President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority. Following the meeting, the IFRC delegation visited Seha Virtual Hospital (SVH) - the largest of its kind globally - which connects patients digitally to a network of ......read more

Saudi Health Honors Patient Service Heroes

Award aims to spread empathy culture and Human-centric healthcare  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel, honored on Sunday, March 27th, the recipients of the Patient Experience Excellence Awards, in its third session. The award aims to spread the concept of human-centric healthcare and motivate health care providers and their leaders to build a culture of partnership and empathy with patients. The General Director of Health Affairs in Najran, the Executive Director of Al Mousa Specialist Hospital in the Eastern Province, and the Director of King Faisal Medical Complex in Taif, were awarded the Excellence Award in the Effective Leader Track. While the Excellence Award for the most Inspirational Story track was won by Badr General Hospital, King Khalid Hospital in Najran, and King Abdulaziz Specialist ......read more

Saudi Health Awareness Award open for all Arabs

WA'AI offers 1 million riyals for original visual content  Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health launched on Monday, its 5th annual health awareness campaign (Wa'ai Awards). which is one of the ministry’s main initiatives in partnership with the National Health Insurance Council. The award encourages citizens of Arab countries to produce creative content that contributes to living a healthy lifestyle, under the slogan "Arabs agree on awareness".   Award tracks include short films, motion graphics, infographics, photography, and a special track for out-of-the-box creative ideas, which is the new addition to this season. MOH announced that this year's prizes are valued at one million riyals.

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10 Day Five Senses Sanctuary to headline AlUla Wellness Festival

AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 14 March 2022:   AlUla Moments launches a new ten-day Five Senses Sanctuary as part of AlUla Wellness Festival. From 18th – 27th March, located on one of AlUla’s summer farms, the immersive event will include over 300 activities, such as yoga classes from world-renowned yoga professionals, wellness talks, workshops, music, and massage therapy.  Visitors are encouraged to engage their five senses  to take in the essence of AlUla through a program of engaging experiences including guided yoga and meditations, workshops, talks and mindfulness activities that connect the senses to the spirit of this rich ancient land, and wake up the inner workings of their mental, emotional, and physical processes. The Five Senses Sanctuary aims to encapsulate, elevate, and embrace all ......read more

James Dyson Award 2021: Three Winners with World-Improving Inventions

November 18, 2021:  HOPES, A device for pain-free, at-home eye pressure testing, opeing up access to glaucoma testing, by students of the National University of Singapore. Plastic Scanner, A low-cost, handheld device to identify plastic for recycling, by Jerry de Vos from TU Delft. REACT, A device to stem bleeding to help save the lives of stabbing victims, by Joseph Bentley from Loughborough university.   The James Dyson Award has now given nearly £1m in prize money to over 250 promising inventions from young engineers and scientists in 28 countries around the world. In 2021, Sir James Dyson chose three global winners for the first time, each receiving £30,000 in prize money to support the next stages of their inventions.   Commenting on this year’s competition, Sir James Dyson ......read more

New Program for Saudi Arabia Healthcare Professionals Targets Healthcare Management in Qatar

HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.   October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare professionals with the aim of driving systems-level management expertise and accelerating patient outcomes in the Kingdom and across the region.  The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy forms part of Qatar’s commitment to transform into a thriving, diversified knowledge-based economy. Specifically targeting healthcare management, the new program has been designed to optimize practitioner understanding of effective ......read more

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Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in ......read more

SEHA Partners With King Fahad Specialist Hospital in KSA…

The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research. February 10, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital ......read more

SDAIA and Philips Partner to Drive AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Saudi Arabia's Healthcare System…

• Public-private partnership aims to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system in line with the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ healthcare goals • AI Knowledge Hub and AI Lab to develop local talent through knowledge exchange and training  • Philips’ best-in-class AI-enabled healthcare solutions will improve ......read more

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