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MOH: Cutting-Edge E-Model for Communicable Diseases Surveillance in Blood Banks Launched
30 July 2018

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched a cutting-edge electronic model for communicable diseases surveillance in blood banks. It is an initiative for reporting communicable diseases, especially after the success of its pilot phase adopted at four central blood banks in Riyadh, the Eastern Region, Makkah and Taif. The launch ceremony, which was a detailed presentation on such model, has been attended by MOH’s deputy ministers, assistant deputy ministers, directors-general of departments, heads of sections, other employees, in addition to «HESN» coordinators from MOH’s concerned bodies. The initiative aims to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases among different blood banks across health sectors and to take the appropriate preventive measures.

«HESN» Program is an integrated digital system for monitoring diseases and epidemics .Its importance lies in its online surveillance of communicable diseases and epidemics, to develop effective control tools. It also helps monitor basic immunizations, unify health processes, forms and reports across the Kingdom, and minimize surveillance disparities throughout different Health Affairs and facilities. This will - in turn - provide both health professionals and decision-makers real-time precise information to offer top quality health services.

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