235,000 Nurses Work in Saudi Arabia in 2023

Riyadh: The Ministry of Health has announced an increase in registered nurses working in the Kingdom’s healthcare sector, celebrating this growth on International Nurses Day.

According to a ministry report, the number of nurses in 2023 had grown by o…

Riyadh: The Ministry of Health has announced an increase in registered nurses working in the Kingdom's healthcare sector, celebrating this growth on International Nurses Day. According to a ministry report, the number of nurses in 2023 had grown by over 23% since 2016, with over 235,461 nurses working in the public and private sectors. The report said this growth reflects a growing interest in the profession and the Kingdom's investment in ensuring adequate staffing and high-quality care. Saudi Arabia now boasts 14 universities offering nursing programs, whose graduates, qualified Saudi specialists in various fields, are a valuable resource to the country. The Ministry of Health credits this increase to the efforts it exerted, in partnership with the concerned government entities, to implement, under the Health Sector Transformation Program, a strategy that buttresses and empowers the nursing profession. The Health Sector Transformation Program, one of Saudi Vision 2030 programs, lends support to health cadres in the Kingdom in order to ensure the provision of high-quality health services. Source: Saudi Press Agency

A new strain of Corona raises concern

Bethlehem – Ma’an – The British newspaper “Mirror” quoted scientific reports confirming the existence of a new strain of the Corona virus that is likely to be “more difficult to stop” as its immunity to current vaccines increases.

This strain is call…

Bethlehem - Ma'an - The British newspaper "Mirror" quoted scientific reports confirming the existence of a new strain of the Corona virus that is likely to be "more difficult to stop" as its immunity to current vaccines increases. This strain is called FLiRT, and it is believed to constitute 25% of coronavirus cases in the United States currently. For its part, the Daily Star website reported that there is another mutant known as KP.1.1, which represents 7.5% of Corona cases in the United States, amid fears of its spread around the world. In this context, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said: 'Viruses are constantly changing through mutations, and sometimes these mutations lead to a new type of virus. Some changes and mutations allow the virus to spread more easily or make it resistant to treatments and vaccines. With the spread The virus may mutate and become difficult to stop.' Source: Maan News Agency

Diriyah Company and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Join Forces for a Healthier, Safer Workforce

Diriyah, Diriyah Company and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration in the healthcare sector by facilitating the exchange of important information on education and training …

Diriyah, Diriyah Company and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration in the healthcare sector by facilitating the exchange of important information on education and training programs, according to a press release from the company. The MoU also seeks to raise awareness about occupational health and safety in the workplace. Through this partnership, the two parties aim to deliver positive developments in healthcare system and contribute to the overall well-being and quality of life of the Diriyah community. The MoU, signed by Diriyah Company's Group CEO Jerry Inzerillo and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Secretary General Prof. Aws Alshamsan, is part of a broader company initiative, in partnership with other organizations, to raise occupational health standards in all projects. It prioritizes fostering a safe and healthy work environment. The collaboration focuses on strengthening various healthcare specialties in Diriyah, including emergency medical services and crisis management. This will be achieved by enhancing the expertise and efficiency of the healthcare workers through joint training and development programs. Moreover, services offered by the Commission for Health Specialties will be leveraged through this coordination, which will facilitate organizing health, safety, and occupational health exhibitions and conferences. To deepen cooperation, a representative from the commission will be appointed to the Constituent Council of the Diriyah Initiative for Occupational Safety and Health Programs. This enables the commission to provide valuable services, including occupational registration and classification, license renewals for healthcare professionals working on Diriyah projects. According to the release, Diriyah Company is "fully committed" to implementing stringent occupational health and safety standards across its development projects, raising community awareness about the issue, and developing its workers' compet encies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. 'These efforts align with the strategy to transform Diriyah into a renowned tourist and cultural destination,' said the release. The aim is to attract over 50 million visits by 2030, contributing to the broader vision of helping diversify the national economy. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Diriyah Company and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Join Forces for a Healthier, Safer Workforce

Diriyah, Diriyah Company and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration in the healthcare sector by facilitating the exchange of important information on education and training …

Diriyah, Diriyah Company and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration in the healthcare sector by facilitating the exchange of important information on education and training programs, according to a press release from the company. The MoU also seeks to raise awareness about occupational health and safety in the workplace. Through this partnership, the two parties aim to deliver positive developments in healthcare system and contribute to the overall well-being and quality of life of the Diriyah community. The MoU, signed by Diriyah Company's Group CEO Jerry Inzerillo and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Secretary General Prof. Aws Alshamsan, is part of a broader company initiative, in partnership with other organizations, to raise occupational health standards in all projects. It prioritizes fostering a safe and healthy work environment. The collaboration focuses on strengthening various healthcare specialties in Diriyah, including emergency medical services and crisis management. This will be achieved by enhancing the expertise and efficiency of the healthcare workers through joint training and development programs. Moreover, services offered by the Commission for Health Specialties will be leveraged through this coordination, which will facilitate organizing health, safety, and occupational health exhibitions and conferences. To deepen cooperation, a representative from the commission will be appointed to the Constituent Council of the Diriyah Initiative for Occupational Safety and Health Programs. This enables the commission to provide valuable services, including occupational registration and classification, license renewals for healthcare professionals working on Diriyah projects. According to the release, Diriyah Company is "fully committed" to implementing stringent occupational health and safety standards across its development projects, raising community awareness about the issue, and developing its workers' compet encies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. 'These efforts align with the strategy to transform Diriyah into a renowned tourist and cultural destination,' said the release. The aim is to attract over 50 million visits by 2030, contributing to the broader vision of helping diversify the national economy. Source: Saudi Press Agency

CBAHI Translates its Standards into Arabic to Enhance Delivery of Health Services

Riyadh: The Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) has launched a project to translate its standards into Arabic and spread the culture of healthcare in society and all health sectors.

CBAHI Director General Salim Al…

Riyadh: The Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) has launched a project to translate its standards into Arabic and spread the culture of healthcare in society and all health sectors. CBAHI Director General Salim Alwahabi said the project also aims to encourage translating books and scientific and medical terms into Arabic to reach a larger audience of healthcare service beneficiaries in the Kingdom. He added that this step enriches the Arabic content in the healthcare field. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Minister Participates in Panel Discussion on Future of Global Health

Riyadh, Minister of Health Fahad Al-Jalajel participated in a panel discussion on the future of global health, at the World Economic Forum Special Meeting, held here on 28-29, in which Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief …

Riyadh, Minister of Health Fahad Al-Jalajel participated in a panel discussion on the future of global health, at the World Economic Forum Special Meeting, held here on 28-29, in which Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates took part as well. Al-Jalajel highlighted the need for proactive measures to address future challenges posed to health by climate, and said coordinated cooperation is needed to mitigate the impact of epidemics and emergencies. He said that the Kingdom secures effective sectorial collaboration in all policies through the ministerial committee for health, by integrating health, justice, and sustainability in all decision-making processes, thus improving the Kingdom's health status. He stressed the pivotal role the Kingdom plays in the region and globally toward a polio-free world. He said that the steps the world took towards eradicating polio signify progr ess but also show hope for a healthier future. He said that a polio-free world would be a significant success and a testament to global cooperation, with the Kingdom playing a pivotal role. Al-Jalajel also stressed the need to confront global health challenges, and to learn from past experiences to mitigate the impact of pandemics and emergencies. Talking about health threats, he said that antimicrobial resistance is a silent epidemic that must be addressed, and urged attendees to attend the fourth Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be held in the Kingdom between November 15 and 16. The minister said: "Let us remain committed to making a healthier and more resilient planet for future generations. Remember that this investment in global health is not just a benefit; it is a strategic necessity for a prosperous and more resilient future." Al-Jalajel also said that a memorandum of understanding was signed by the Saudi Ministry of Health and the Bill and Melinda G ates Foundation focusing on cooperation in several areas to improve monitoring diseases and diagnostic tools, provide safe health solutions, and offer technical assistance to enhance vaccine production capacity of the Kingdom to help low- and middle-income countries have access to lower-cost vaccines to combating polio, and contribute to global preparedness and response to pandemics. Source: Saudi Press Agency