Health Days 2020
Saudi Healthy Marriage Day

​​Introduction:

Healthy marriage is a comprehensive concept that establishes a state of harmony between couples as far as healthy, psychological and social aspects are concerned, with the aim of protecting them and their offspring from infectious diseases and having healthy children. 
Through the healthy marriage program, our wise government has paid great efforts to help establishing healthy generations. The program obliges the couple to submit the premarital medical examination certificate before signing the marriage contract. This procedure is one of the terms of the marriage contract and the couple are free to sign it or not.  

Premarital screening​ is defined as testing couples who plan to get married for certain genetic or infectious diseases and to give medical advice on the odds of transmitting these diseases to the other partner or children in the future. It aims to provide marriage seekers with options and alternatives to help them plan for a healthy family. 

Objectives:
Raising awareness of the importance of early premarital screening. 

Official Date:
February 21st, 2020 corresponding to Jumada al-Akhirah 27th, 1441H.

Target Group:
  • University students (Female and male).
  • Families with genetic blood disorders. 
Main Topics:
Early premarital screening helps to pick the right partner and build a healthy family.
The importance of genetic compatibility between the couple. 
Diseases covered by the screening program.
Services provided before marriage: (Mawid) service and (e-certificate) service.
The importance of measles vaccination for women planning to get married.
Educational program to limit marriage of genetically incompatible couples. 




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