Health Days 2021

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 couples 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 such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, and some infectious diseases, such as viral hepatitis (B), viral hepatitis (C), and HIV/AIDS. It aims to give medical advice on the odds of transmitting these diseases to the other partner or children in the future and to provide marriage seekers with options and alternatives to help them plan for a healthy family.

Objective of the Saudi Day:
Spreading awareness of the importance of the premarital screening.

Target Groups:
  • University students (Male and female).
  • Families with genetic blood disorders.
  • Couples who are planning to get married.

Official Date:
Globally: Feb. 21st, 2021
Locally: Rajab 9th, 1442H

Main Topics:
  • ​Early premarital screening helps to pick the right partner and build a healthy family.
  • The importance of genetic compatibility between the couples.
  • 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.

Last Update : 11 January 2022 03:56 PM
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