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MOH Continues Preparation for the Mass Gathering Conference
15 September 2013
The Ministry of Health (MOH) continues its preparation for the hosting of the 2nd International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine that will be patronized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, May Allah protect him, in Riyadh next Saturday 15/11/1434H (corresponding to 21/09/2013), given that the Conference will be held for 3 consecutive days.
 
It is worth mentioning that His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, had issued a decision forming a higher committee to oversee the organization of the Conference under the leadership of the Deputy Minister for Public Health, Dr. Ziad Memish, and membership of the MOH's deputies and general managers.
 
The organizing committees have started their actions so early to show the Conference in such a manner worthy of the standing of the Kingdom and its excellence in the organization of such global conferences.
 
For his part, the Deputy Minister for Curative Services, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hemeidi, has valued the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, May Allah protect him, for the 2nd International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine that will be organized by the Ministry of Health in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh over the period 15-17/11/1434H, (corresponding to 21-23/09/2013).
 
Meanwhile, Dr. Al-Hemeidi stressed that this important occasion is considered an extension for the unlimited support and care paid by our wise leader to upgrade the health sector as well as its events and vital activities; in an endeavor to preserve the health and safety of the people of this beloved country.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Hemeidi highlighted that the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), as well as the Secretary-General of the the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG), and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) are expected to attend the Conference. In addition, the Health Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as the Regional Director of the WHO's Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the Health Ministers of the USA, France, Cuba, Canada, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia and South Korea, the members of the International Advisory Board of the Saudi Ministry of Health, and a number of experts and scientists from different countries all over the world will attend the Conference as well.
 
On the other hand, the Deputy Minister for Planning and Health Economics, Dr. Mohamed bin Rashid Al-Yamani, has expressed his deep thanks for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, May Allah protect him, due to patronage of the 2nd International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine that will be organized by the Ministry of Health in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh over the period 15-17/11/1434H, (corresponding to 21-23/09/2013).
 
In the same context, Dr. Al-Yamani highlighted that such patronage reflects the King's continuous care of the health sector, lauding the generous support paid by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to upgrade the health sector in order to preserve the health and safety of the people of this beloved country.
 
Dr. Al-Yamani noted that the Conference aims to overview the scientific and practical experiments, which were previously handled in similar circumstances, in such a manner promoting effective health procedures, being taken to deal with the mass gatherings and crowds during seasons of Umrah and Hajj.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Yamani pointed out that the Conference is considered an opportunity to review the experience of the Kingdom in the Hajj season; describing it as a unique experience, as the Kingdom manages the affairs of more than two million pilgrims within a limited geographic and time scope, the matter making it as a leading example.
 
Finally, Dr. Al-Yamani concluded that the Conference is considered an opportunity to take advantage of the international experts and specialists coming from the international organizations and the Western countries, and to allow the exchange of experiences, contributing to the development of the health programs in this vital area.
 
 
 



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