The Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in its report prepared last October, has reviewed the digital trends and initiatives launched by the UN Member States in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Kingdom is at the forefront of countries participating with national digital initiatives during the pandemic, and the first in the number of nominated initiatives (17 initiatives), including the health volunteering electronic platform.

The health volunteering platform is reckoned one of the most important factors behind the success of health volunteering in the Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. It enables citizens and residents to log in for volunteering via the National Single Sign-On, as well as attending specialized training programs and receiving training completion certificates. It also enables them to participate in volunteering works across the Kingdom and getting authenticated volunteering hours, all through a single and simple electronic portal.

Moreover, the health volunteering center has launched the platform last March, coinciding with the outset of the pandemic. It was developed to suit the users’ needs and enable them to participate in the volunteering works for the sake of the nation and society. The platform has successfully attracted more than 100,000 volunteers who are on standby to offer volunteering services at any time.

It is noteworthy that the health volunteering center, since it was launched in 2019, is responsible for supervising, supporting, and developing health volunteering in the Kingdom. The center’s participation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is one of its initiatives to serve the nation and society.

Source: Ministry of Health

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