KSrelief Signs Cooperation Agreement to Provide Children with Measles Vaccination in Yemen

Riyadh: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed a cooperation agreement today with a civil-society organization to implement a measles vaccination campaign for children in Yemen. The campaign is expected to benefit 15,384 individuals. The center's assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Eng. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, signed the agreement at the KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh. The agreement aims to vaccinate children under 18, raise awareness about measles, and provide education campaigns about the disease. Additionally, the campaign seeks to count the number of pregnant women and follow up to provide data that enables good health service planning. The campaign will be implemented through eight centers and seven mobile teams in the Medi, Hayran, Abs, and Haradh districts in the Hajjah Governorate and the Razih District in the Saada Governorate. The campaign is part of the Kingdom's humanitarian initiative through the center to support the health sector in Yemen a nd enhance its capabilities to serve the sick and injured. Source: Saudi Press Agency

KFSHandRC Strategic Partner for the Saudi American Healthcare Forum 2024

Riyadh: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHandRC) participates as a strategic partner in the Saudi American Healthcare Forum, which will take place on April 25 in Riyadh under the patronage of the Ministry of Health. This forum aims to discuss the primary healthcare challenges facing the American and Arab populations and aspires to support collaboration, innovation, and healthcare partnerships between the Kingdom and the United States. The forum will focus on key topics that contribute to the development of healthcare, creating a platform for information exchange, exploring cooperation opportunities, and sharing best practices in global healthcare. It also intends to foster relations in the health sector between the two sides and stimulate investment in health tourism. Within the sessions held at the forum, KFSHandRC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Abdulaziz AlRajhi will participate in a breakout session on "Time Critical Investments to Advance Medical Tourism, Health and Business in the Mid dle East." KFSHandRC Executive Director for Research and Innovation Dr. Edward Cupler will discuss "Investing in Saudi Arabia's Biotech Sector". Chairman of the Molecular Biomedicine Department and a Principal Scientist at KFSHandRC Dr. Khaled Abu Khabar will partake in a panel session titled "Private Investment and Academic Medicine." The Saudi American Healthcare Forum will feature a broad audience, including prominent figures from businessmen, academics, and industry experts from both countries, to enhance initiatives and solutions and support the ongoing relations based on "Healthcare Diplomacy". Source: Saudi Press Agency

Evening appointment booking service available through Sehati app

Manama, The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), in cooperation with primary health care centres, announced the launch of an Evening Appointment Booking service through the Sehati (My Health) application, which is available on the eGovernment Applications Store at www.bahrain.bh/apps. The extension to the appointment booking service covers General Practice at healthcare centers. Citizens and residents can now schedule evening medical appointments electronically, in addition to the existing morning appointments service. The iGA highlighted that registering for the "Choose Your Doctor programme" is a pre-requisite for benefiting from this service, which allows the public to select their designated family doctors. Users also have the flexibility to change, cancel, or reschedule their appointments. The new service is a useful addition to existing Sehati eServices, allowing for the convenient booking of appointments as well as access to appointment records at government healthcare facilities. By offerin g more services through "Sehati app," iGA demonstrates its commitment to digital transformation and accessibility. The app's user-friendly interface and transaction efficiency are major contributors to its high usage rates. The public can access appointment bookings via the standard eKey by selecting the desired option on the main page of the Sehati (My Health) application and going through the necessary steps, including entering patient data. After verifying their registration for the "Choose Your Doctor program", the application will electronically determine the affiliated health center, and users can then choose a suitable appointment time. The application offers access to a comprehensive range of services provided by various healthcare institutions in the kingdom, including recent additions such as blood donation and sports. Medical examination certificates services were introduced last year. Also included are Find a Doctor, Ask a Doctor, medication list viewing, and prescriptions home delivery service covering the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) pharmacy, as well as appointment preview and booking at SMC and King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH). The application user-friendly interface and innovative design offer a seamless browsing experience. Other eServices offered by the application include requests, issuance, and replacement of birth certificates. The application provides convenient access to pharmaceutical facilities, enabling users to access information about pharmacies. Users can conveniently check their blood test and radiology results at SMC and KHUH, among other services, through the application's medical results features. Source: Bahrain News Agency

Evening appointment booking service available through Sehati app

Manama, The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), in cooperation with primary health care centres, announced the launch of an Evening Appointment Booking service through the Sehati (My Health) application, which is available on the eGovernment Applications Store at www.bahrain.bh/apps. The extension to the appointment booking service covers General Practice at healthcare centers. Citizens and residents can now schedule evening medical appointments electronically, in addition to the existing morning appointments service. The iGA highlighted that registering for the "Choose Your Doctor programme" is a pre-requisite for benefiting from this service, which allows the public to select their designated family doctors. Users also have the flexibility to change, cancel, or reschedule their appointments. The new service is a useful addition to existing Sehati eServices, allowing for the convenient booking of appointments as well as access to appointment records at government healthcare facilities. By offerin g more services through "Sehati app," iGA demonstrates its commitment to digital transformation and accessibility. The app's user-friendly interface and transaction efficiency are major contributors to its high usage rates. The public can access appointment bookings via the standard eKey by selecting the desired option on the main page of the Sehati (My Health) application and going through the necessary steps, including entering patient data. After verifying their registration for the "Choose Your Doctor program", the application will electronically determine the affiliated health center, and users can then choose a suitable appointment time. The application offers access to a comprehensive range of services provided by various healthcare institutions in the kingdom, including recent additions such as blood donation and sports. Medical examination certificates services were introduced last year. Also included are Find a Doctor, Ask a Doctor, medication list viewing, and prescriptions home delivery service covering the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) pharmacy, as well as appointment preview and booking at SMC and King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH). The application user-friendly interface and innovative design offer a seamless browsing experience. Other eServices offered by the application include requests, issuance, and replacement of birth certificates. The application provides convenient access to pharmaceutical facilities, enabling users to access information about pharmacies. Users can conveniently check their blood test and radiology results at SMC and KHUH, among other services, through the application's medical results features. Source: Bahrain News Agency

Saudi Dr. Hani Najm Honored with Great Arab Minds Award in Medicine

Washington - Dr. Hani Najm, a Saudi Arabian medical expert, has been awarded the prestigious "Great Arab Minds" award in the field of medicine. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, announced the accolade.

According to Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Najm is recognized for his significant contributions in pediatric and adult cardiac surgery and his surgical innovations in treating congenital heart diseases. Notably, Dr. Najm has contributed to designing a flexible, growth-compatible heart valve for children, which adjusts with their growth, reducing the need for multiple surgeries. He has participated in over 10,000 surgical operations, addressing complex cases in newborns, children, and adults with heart diseases.

Currently leading the Department of Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, United States, Dr. Najm's contributions have been pivotal in his field. The 'Great Arab Minds' award is a testament to his impactful work, celebrating the most brilliant creative minds in the Arab world across various categories.

KSrelief Conducts Pediatric and Urinary Tract Surgeries in Socotra

Socotra - A medical team from the Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), comprising 17 volunteers from various medical specialties, has completed a pediatric surgery and urology project in the Socotra Archipelago Governorate. This initiative, running from November 12 to 19, 2023, provided critical medical services to those in need.

During the campaign, the KSrelief medical team successfully performed 18 urinary surgeries and 12 pediatric surgeries, in addition to conducting 372 tests for needy patients.

According to Saudi Press Agency, these procedures were all successfully completed. This project is part of KSrelief's broader mission to implement volunteer medical projects across various specializations, aiming to assist individuals and families with limited resources in countries requiring such aid.