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MOH Signs Training Agreement with the Saudi Neonatology Society
22 October 2016
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has signed a training agreement with the Saudi Neonatology Society (SNS) in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for premature babies and newborns. The agreement program include providing CPR course for 2,000 candidates of the MOH staff in the neonatology sections and units across different health affairs general directorates, as well as training the trainers, and accrediting further training centers for MOH.
 
This agreement comes in continuation of the MOH’s efforts to improve and develop the medical service provided for newborns at hospitals, in line with the global standards in the adoption of infant CPR courses; in term of being as an essential demand for all health practitioners at neonatology sections and units.
 
It is worth mentioning that international statistics indicates that approximately 10% of babies are born suffering from the difficulty of adapting to life outside the uterus. Thus, they need some kind of simple resuscitation at birth to help them start the respiratory system, while 1% of those babies need to complete procedures of resuscitation by health practitioners, who are fully trained on the infant resuscitation.
 
It is worth mentioning that the Saudi Neonatology Society (SNS) is the only society in the Kingdom accredited for supervising such courses and accrediting training centers.
 
 
 



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