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Seminar tackles challenge posed by red palm weevil
Healthcare | Sunday 17 May, 2015 12:58 am
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Saudi Arabia recently held a seminar at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel on controlling red palm weevil.“We realize the danger posed by weevils to the Kingdom’s 20 million date and palm trees which...
Al-Falih heads Saudi delegation to World Health Assembly
Healthcare | Sunday 17 May, 2015 12:56 am
Minister of Health Khalid Al-Falih will head the Saudi delegation to the 68th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) that will be held in Geneva on May18-26.The assembly, which will be attended by delegations from all WHO member states, is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. Its main...
A Balanced Diet Fast-Tracks Learning In Under-5s
Healthcare | Sunday 17 May, 2015 12:52 am
A balanced diet during a child’s early years is proven to greatly influence learning and development, as well as manage hyperactivity and allergies, according to world-renowned educational psychologist, Dr Madeleine Portwood.She confirmed that recent studies have uncovered a direct relationship...
230 medical staff indicted for errors last year
Healthcare | Friday 15 May, 2015 9:18 am
Around 230 medical practitioners have been indicted by forensic medical commissions for having committed serious medical errors, notably in the gynecology and maternity departments, during the past year. According to data prepared by the commissions, the medical practitioners included 153 male and...
8,000 health jobs for Saudis
Healthcare | Thursday 14 May, 2015 8:58 am
Minister of Health Khalid Al-Falih has announced that there are about 8,000 jobs for citizens at facilities in the country.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday after the opening session of the second ministry forum on the latest trends in health care support services, he said the ministry would hire...
Abu Dhabi to launch healthcare quality indicators as part of its patient safety and quality programme
Healthcare | Wednesday 13 May, 2015 10:23 am
Health Authority –Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is developing the Abu Dhabi Healthcare Quality Index (ADHQI) to drive continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of healthcare, the HAAD & MEED Middle East Patient Safety & Quality Congress 2015 which opens on 11 May will be told.“The objective is a...
Boehringer Ingelheim and King Abdulaziz University Hospital organized the first Neurovascular Day in Jeddah
Healthcare | Wednesday 13 May, 2015 8:18 am
Under the Patronage of the Dean, the Faculty of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University in collaboration with King Abdulaziz University Hospital recently organized the first Neurovascular Day in Jeddah with the support of Boehringer Ingelheim. The medical meeting brought together experts from...
Foreign firm hired to check health workers’ certificates
Healthcare | Friday 8 May, 2015 3:00 am
The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) has signed a deal with an international company to check the education qualifications of health workers, particularly those coming from abroad.The global firm has uncovered 180 million forged certificates in several countries, Abdullah Al-Zahayyan, ...
Saudi-American Healthcare Forum recommends a unified command system for disaster management
Healthcare | Sunday 3 May, 2015 1:55 pm
The "C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Forum , held in Riyadh from 27 to 29 April 2015, resulted in a series of recommendations for both regions to take action in forming a more diverse dialogue and trusted partnership in the healthcare industry.In the presence of representatives of the participating of...
‘Kingdom to be center of medical excellence’
Healthcare | Thursday 30 April, 2015 7:26 am
Saudi Arabia is well on its way to becoming an impressive center known for excellence in health care, based on the vision of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, according to an American healthcare architect.“Our firm, 'RTL Associates', has designed three medical cities in the Kingdom, all of...
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