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SFDA Participates in 43rd Meeting of CODEX
Healthcare | Sunday 27 September, 2020 3:24 pm
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), participated in the 43rd meeting of the main committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX), which was held virtually during the period from 24 to 26 September, in the presence of the Director General of the...
Saudi Ministry of Health: Travel restrictions lifted for treatment abroad
Healthcare | Saturday 26 September, 2020 8:17 am
The protocol for patients whose treatment requires travel outside the Kingdom has been approved by the Saudi authorities, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday. Patients wishing to travel abroad for treatment at their own expense need to meet certain conditions set by the ministry —...
CPhI Middle East & Africa to take place September 2021 under the patronage of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health
Healthcare | Tuesday 22 September, 2020 7:26 am
Informa Markets, the organisers of the leading regional pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East & Africa, (CPhI MEA), has announced the 2020 edition of the show will be held alongside the Global Health Exhibition (GHE) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 26-28 September 2021. Under the ...
Boehringer Ingelheim Launches New Arabic Website to Support Patients Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in the Region
Healthcare | Friday 18 September, 2020 3:21 am
To mark Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Awareness Week, which this year falls on September 14-22, Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, has launched a new Arabic website to support patients living with the condition in the region. Incorporating the Arabic...
Saudi food authority reports 1,551 violations in one month
Healthcare | Monday 14 September, 2020 9:16 am
In August, 6,638 visits were completed by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) in the Kingdom, including 3,467 in food establishments, 1,120 in pharmaceutical establishments, 748 in medical device facilities, 462 in feed facilities, 572 in beauty facilities and 269 in pesticide facilities.The...
SFDA to boost competition between restaurants and cafes to provide healthy meals
Healthcare | Sunday 13 September, 2020 9:56 am
Saudi Gazette report The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is working in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MMRA) to raise the public health of community members by promoting and enhancing competition between food outlets such as restaurants, cafes and electronic...
Saudi health professionals can apply online for license test
Healthcare | Sunday 6 September, 2020 12:23 pm
The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) is accepting applications for professional practice license test online via the “Mumaris Plus” application available on its website. The initiative has been launched to do away with the traditional methods to save time and resources and...
740,000 Medical Services Offered Through Bupa Arabia’s Tebtom Program
Healthcare | Tuesday 25 August, 2020 7:48 am
Bupa Arabia offered 740,000 medical services through its pioneering Tebtom program in the first half of 2020, according to Mohamed El Missaoui, Chief Operating Officer at Bupa Arabia. El Missaoui said: “The Tebtom program was designed to offer a set of unique healthcare services that...
Boehringer Ingelheim Saudi Arabia Hosts Virtual Summit on the Latest Updates in Diabetes, Cardio-Metabolism, Respiratory Diseases and Stroke Management
Healthcare | Monday 24 August, 2020 10:52 am
Boehringer Ingelheim brought together 3,000 healthcare professionals in Saudi Arabia this week to a virtual deep dive into the latest evidence-based updates in the therapeutic areas of diabetes, cardio-metabolism, respiratory diseases, and stroke management. The online summit, organized...
Healthcare Facilities Among The Buildings Seeing The Biggest Changes As A Result Of Covid-19 Pandemic
Healthcare | Saturday 22 August, 2020 4:51 am
While the global COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed almost every industry sector, the healthcare field in particular learned some valuable lessons for the future. For example, less than 20% of public hospitals in Australia were equipped with the specialized Intensive Care Units (ICU) required for caring ...