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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

Ford Brain Research Could Hold the Key to More Quickly Identifying When Drivers Switch off at the Wheel

• Ford is working with neuroscientists to develop a faster and more effective way to detect when drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating  • Driver fatigue may be a contributing factor in up to 25 per cent of fatal and serious road incidents. * 40 per cent of drivers do not take a break every two hours on long journeys ** • It is crucial that drivers remain alert behind the wheel, ready to respond to situations as they arise and be able to override driver assistance technologies when required   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 06, October 2021:  Ford is pioneering new brain research that could ultimately lead to a faster and more accurate way to detect when the driver is starting to switch off behind wheel.  Alerting drivers who are tired or distracted far earlier could help keep ......read more

W7Worldwide Releases Report on the 7 CSR Strategies to Deploy in COVID-19

Jeddah - September 27, 2021:  Covid-19 has changed everything in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are more socially and environmentally aware, and all evidence suggests continued pressure on brands to align their communications with corporate values. CSR therefore needs to be a core element of the corporate communications strategies’ companies adopt as a way to future-proof their business and build trust in their brand.   The global crisis is a wake-up call for businesses to re-address their purpose and how they operate. This is important, not only so they can thrive today, but so they can be prepared and anticipate the future challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations in extraordinary ways. It also had an enormous impact on the types of businesses we decide to ......read more

Saudi HealthTech Platform Clinicy Closes Seven-Figure Investment Round By Mad'a Investment Company

The funding will drive the platform’s scale, product development and expansion across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and GCC       Riyadh, KSA – 22, August, 2021: Clinicy, an innovative Saudi healthtech business has announced a successful seven-figure investment from Riyadh-headquartered private equity firm Mad’a Investment Company. The funding follows successful integration and implementation results with medical institutions. The proprietary healthcare management system manages bookings, appointments and patient engagement, increasing efficiency and quality of service. While the exact investment figure remains undisclosed, it is the largest Pre-Series A investment in the healthtech sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year.    On the occasion of the investment round signing, Clinicy ......read more

Saudi Hospital Workers Receive a Million Antivirus Laundry Washes

Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a supply of antivirus and antibacterial products provides much-needed added protection. Bader Abbas, Marketing Director at Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, said: “Here at Dr Samir Abbas Hospital, we take safety precautions very seriously, especially during the pandemic. The safety of our doctors, frontliners and staff is always our top priority. Hygiene awareness has reached an all-time high during the ......read more

Shaza Riyadh Promotes Healthy Lifestyle with New Offers

Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre introduces new membership offerings  Saudi -  April 08, 2021:  Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence in the heart of the Saudi capital announced its new Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre offers. The luxurious spa and wellness centre is opulently designed with an exclusive theme, reflecting authentic treatments from the legendary Silk Route’s holistic rituals. It offers Recuperation, Rejuvenation and Repowering treatments. Shaza Afiya extends two types of memberships: Active Afiya and Relaxed Todos. Both memberships offer exclusive access to Gym, Fitness Studio, while Relaxed Todos includes an additional 30% discounts on all Shaza Afiya services and 10% discount on Shaza Afiya retail products in addition to exclusive access to ......read more

Philips partners with Middle East Healthcare Company (MEAHCO) to launch state-of-the-art sleep disorder management services in Saudi Arabia through Saudi German Health Group

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia –  March 23, 2021:  Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Saudi German Hospital Group, one of the key healthcare providers in the Middle East & Africa, covering a wide geography, signed a three-year agreement to establish a state of the art Sleep Disorders Management service. The partnership is aimed at providing innovative solutions to patients suffering from acute disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). With the help of this partnership, Philips will be able to offer patients of Saudi German Health easy access to the latest technologies to manage sleep difficulties through an integrated, diagnostic and therapeutic program that covers the patients’ entire treatment cycle. It will also further enable a thorough follow-up procedure to ensure ......read more

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

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 global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......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 (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA. Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Mr. Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties on January 21, 2021. Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by ......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 performance and productivity, and help deliver better healthcare to Saudi Arabia’s citizens   Riyadh, KSA —  The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) today announced it has partnered with Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, to further support Saudi Arabia’s goal of becoming a leader in driving Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The Memorandum of Understanding between ......read more

Saudi Arabia - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Statement from UPS

December 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.  Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East that we are serving and we are in position to continue delivering what matters to help stamp out the pandemic in the ......read more

P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Deploys Oracle Cloud Infrastructure To Run Vital COVID-19 Research

Saudi Arabia’s leading medical research facility turns to high performance computing solutions provided by Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in Jeddah Riyadh, 12 November 2020: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), one of the leading biomedical and clinical research institutions has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to provide high performance computing (HPC) to power its complex research into a potential treatment for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. “At KAIMRC, one of our strategic goals is to conduct advanced medical research focusing on complex health problems, and in line with this, we started analyzing the protein structures of SARS-CoV-2 in March 2020. Understanding the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 required analysis of protein strands, and by ......read more

Saudi's International Medical Center Wins the International CHIME 2020 Digital Health Most Wired Award

13, October 2020:  The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi.  The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. “Levels 9 and 10 represents healthcare technology leaders that often leverage these technologies in innovative ways and have encouraged deep adoption across their entire organization," according to CHIME. More than 30,000 facilities in 14 countries were represented in the ......read more

Global Private Wealth Holders Set to Almost Double Impact Investing Allocation Over Next Five Years

 High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.  A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.  Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.  Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of investing and the economy, while 66 per cent say that it is likely to broaden their risk assessment to include more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.   October 12, 2020:  A new research report launched by Campden Wealth, ......read more

Increased Risk of Allergies for Residents in Saudi Arabia if Hidden Dust is Left Behind

As Saudi residents spend more time indoors, do we really know what’s lurking in our homes?      12 October 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The WHO estimates that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors .  Dust mites and their faeces are the most relevant inducers of allergic diseases worldwide . But how much do we really know about these microscopic bedfellows?   WHAT ARE DUST MITES? House dust mites are microscopic arachnids that can be found in homes all around the world. Their average lifecycle is 65-100 days and during that time they will produce approximately 2,000 faecal pellets and secrete even more proteins through their saliva – both of which can trigger allergies and impact your wellbeing .  In fact, dust mite allergens are the most relevant inducers of allergic ......read more

WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures September 27, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, along with number of WTTC’s Members from key areas of the Travel & Tourism sector, to bring together this important body of work. The report emphasises the ......read more

New COVID-19 Response Report Analyses Saudi Arabia's Insurance Industry as Digitisation Gains Pace

Oxford Business Group and Najm Insurance Services launch latest research tool    Riyadh, 9 September 2020: The impact of Covid-19 on the insurance sector in Saudi Arabia and the efforts of sector players to support the national response to the challenges of the pandemic  are explored in a new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) by Oxford Business Group (OBG), produced with Najm Insurance Services.   The CRR provides an in-depth analysis of Saudi Arabia’s response to the coronavirus in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to the country’s socio-economic landscape.   The report examines the Kingdom’s robust macroeconomic position before the crisis, looking at how the combination of low public debt, a strong credit rating and high FX ......read more

Latest COVID-19 Response Report on Saudi Arabia Highlights E-commerce Expansion'

Oxford Business Group and Saudi Payments launch new economic analysis    17 August, 2020 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) issued by Oxford Business Group, (OBG) in partnership with Saudi payments, revealed the success of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in benefiting from e-commerce, digital transactions and dealing with the challenges imposed by the Coronavirus, which contributed in supporting the recovery of the national economy, despite the quarantine policies and commercial lockdown during the last period. The CRR provides an in-depth analysis at the Saudi Arabia’s response to the challenges imposed by this pandemic, as it highlights on solid infrastructure of the e-commerce and digital payments sectors in the Kingdom, which has facilitated the transition towards ......read more

B20 Announces Six Policies World Leaders Must Adopt to Accelerate Economic and Health Recovery from COVID-19

Global Business Group Lays Out Plan for Addressing Resurgence from Pandemic and Issues Call to Action for Collaboration      July , 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- B20 Saudi Arabia, the official voice of business to the G20, today announced a six-point plan designed to combat the current global pandemic and lay a foundation to address future resurgences of the disease, including a potential “second wave” of the virus in the coming months. The warning comes in concert with the launch of a new special report by B20, which was developed in collaboration with business leaders and leading multilateral organizations around the world.    B20 wanted to get consensus from the business world on how governments can better support the private sector during the crisis, protect the economy and prepare ......read more

Nahdi Medical Company Transforms its Financial Management with Infor

Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to increase the private sector participation in the provision of healthcare services. Saudi Arabia is the Gulf Cooperation ......read more

Alstom at Forefront of Hygiene & Safety Innovation for Transport & Mobility in a COVID-19 World

July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     A dedicated team of experts at Alstom has brought together their key expertise and resources across all technical domains, while coordinating with ......read more

Updates to Transfer Pricing in Saudi Arabia

By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events. Recent news revealed updates on WPS (Wage Protection System) and customs fees, and more recently the Saudi Arabia GAZT (General Authority of Zakat and Tax) issued updated transfer ......read more

Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.   As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more

Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG) Reports First Quarter Net Income Growth of 5.35%

• Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter • Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided  • Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home     29 April 2020:  Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest private medical services provider, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2020.    First quarter revenue increased by 9.4% year-on-year to SAR 1,343.3 million, driven by revenue growth across the ......read more

The First Largest Virtual World Dental Conference Concludes With Thousands of Medical Participants Around the World Attending

April 25, 2020:    The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual  Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event. This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand dentists from around the world, and more than one hundred thousand views through social media. Dr. Thamer Theeb, a dental consultant at the British Academy (BAIRD), comments: “This conference is the largest virtual gathering of dentists ......read more

Increasing Number of UAE and KSA Residents are Concerned About Job and Income Loss Due to the Coronavirus

In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%). In both the countries, concern over job loss was seen more among expats than locals. In the UAE, Western (74%) and Asian expats (68%) appeared more nervous about this scenario as compared to the Emiratis (46%). Similarly, in KSA, expats are more anxious ......read more

Lenovo Offers Free Global Warranty Extension During COVID-19

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2020:   Keeping customer centricity as our primary objective, Lenovo is leveraging the full strength of its global business operations to maintain services support and minimize any potential impact on customers worldwide during this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic.  To better support our customers, Lenovo is offering a free global warranty extension for up to 75 days through May 31, 2020. The extension is applicable to all Lenovo PCs, tablets, smart home devices, consumer AR and VR devices, monitors and accessories, with warranties that are coming to an end between March 15 and April 30, 2020. Through the breadth of consumer technology and services, Lenovo is here to support customers in continuing to stay connected, productive and entertained at home.  

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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – February 2, 2020:   King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is one of four recipients of this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award of Excellence and is in the top 100 list of organizations worldwide to achieve this award. KFSH&RC is the first HIMSS Davies Award ......read more

Minister of Health meets Saudi and Kuwaiti Ministers of Health…

The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field     January 28, 2020:   H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting ......read more

Saudi German Hospitals Group named official health partner for Kingdom's Hail Season…

January 19, 2020- Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group has been named the official health partner of Hail Season. This is the group’s fourth Saudi Season event it will participate in across the Kingdom – previously Jeddah, Diriyah and Soudah seasons – which is a testament to the group’s large network across KSA.  In line with the announcement, SGH and its team of ......read more

Saudi Pharmaceutical Sector in Spotlight at Pharma Congress in Riyadh…

The three-day congress sheds light on the latest technological innovations, investment opportunities and developments in pharmaceutical manufacturing    Saudi - December 04, 2019: The 5th MENA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Congress and Exhibition kicked off today at the Voco Hotel, Riyadh. The three-day congress with the theme – ‘Improving pharmaceutical manufacturing ......read more

Intertek participates in inaugural Saudi Workplace Health and Safety conference…

October 22, 2019, Dammam, KSA:    Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, participated in the inaugural conference for Saudi Workplace, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing with experts providing insights on Road Traffic Safety Management Systems and global industry standards to an audience of health and safety professionals and industry ......read more

Three words that could save your life: Saudi Red Crescent Authority roll out what3words location ...…

Riyadh, July 31, 2019:  Today, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority announces it has partnered with what3words, helping those in need of medical attention to be found faster and respond to incidents more effectively. The partnership, launching ahead of the busy Hajj period, will enable callers to use 3 word addresses, providing a simple way to describe precisely where help is ......read more

Amanat portfolio company agrees to acquire three medical facilities in Jeddah Saudi Arabia…

• International Medical Center acquires three new facilities in North Jeddah • In line with Amanat’s strategic growth plans of making both direct and add-on acquisitions to its portfolio • Amanat oversaw the acquisition, leveraging its deep healthcare expertise to support successful closing   Saudi - 02 July 2019:  Amanat Holdings PJSC ......read more

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