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Dr. Al-Rabeeah Sponsors Graduation of the First Class of Infection Control Diploma
20 September 2013
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, is to sponsor on Tuesday 27/8/2013 (corresponding to 20/10/1434H), the commencement ceremony of the first class of the Infection Control Diploma for the year (1434) at the Grand Ballroom of MOH headquarters. The class comprises 51 students.
 
The Director General of MOH Health Facilities Infection Control and Director of the Infection Control Diploma Program, Dr. Abdullah bin Mufrih Esseiri, pointed out that the Infection Control Diploma Program is the first of its kind in this area. Therefore, some consultants from the Joint Commission International (JCI) have been hired to develop the curriculum of the program, teach its theoretical part and follow up its practical part. Dr. Esseiri went on adding that the program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS).
 
Furthermore, Dr. Esseiri underlined that the program seeks to enrich the work environment at MOH's health facilities with graduates specialized in the prevention and control of the infectious diseases, adding that the Ministry seeks to achieve this goal through launching a high-quality training program that enables graduates to enhance their scientific skills; in an endeavor to be leaders of change in the installations where they work.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Esseiri highlighted that Infection Control Program aims to implement an integrated training program in order to train health practitioners to deal with all aspects of infection control. That is to be added to launching a training program with the aim to strengthen the public health services through the prevention and control of infectious diseases in health facilities.
 
Dr. Esseiri went on adding that the program targets also promoting the trainees’ understanding of microorganisms; in order to enable them to formulate strategies for the care of patients with infectious diseases, and to limit the outbreak of such diseases. Moreover, the program works on preparing and training the graduates to be able to develop, implement and follow up the Infection Control Programs at health facilities.
 
 
 



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