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MOH Launches 2nd Phase of School Screening Program
16 January 2019

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced continuation of the School Screening Program in its 2nd phase, targeting 50% of elementary first and fourth grade students.​

It called on parents of students who were not examined in school to have them examined at the nearest healthcare center. The medical examinations include medical history, dental examination, weight and height examination, BMI measurement, visual acuity test, hearing test, learning disability, detection of scoliosis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) test.

It is noteworthy that MOH launched the first phase of the School Screening Program​ last September as a part of its efforts to promote students' health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. In parallel with the program, the ministry has launched an awareness campaign through its social media pages featuring a number of awareness infographics and videos about the importance of medical examination for students. 

Also, the awareness campaign covers the objectives of the program, including early detection of diseases, creating a database, following up cases and health awareness. The campaign comes as a continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of all members of the community, to promote healthy lifestyles and to alleviate the burden of disease in line with health system's initiatives under the National Transformation Program and Saudi Vision 2030.

Last Update : 29 April 2019 03:44 PM
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