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Minister of Health: WHO’s Accreditation of Tabuk as “a Healthy City” Reflects Support by Leadership & Governor
25 April 2024
The Minister of Health, Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalajel, commended the World Health Organization’s accreditation of Tabuk as a healthy city, as the outcome of the ongoing support of the wise leadership for the healthcare sector in the Kingdom, the interest attached by the governor of Tabuk Region and his deputy, the diligent follow-up by the health affairs director, along with the collaboration of all relevant sectors.Al-Jalajel thanked the parties participating in the membership of the main committee and subcommittees, as the Emirate of Tabuk Province, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Tabuk, the General Directorate of Civil Defense, the General Traffic Department, Tabuk Region Police, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, the Tabuk Region Municipality, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Minister also thanked everyone who participated in the membership of the main committee, including representatives of the Industrial Estate Authority, representatives of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, as well as the National Center for Environmental Compliance, in addition to the participation of the Coordinating Council of Charitable Societies, representatives of the residents of the community groups, and the city coordinator.The Healthy Cities Program at the Ministry of Health is the first collaborating center with the World Health Organization for healthy cities in the region, and the fourth in the world, as the cities of Jeddah, Medina, Taif, and Tabuk obtained the accreditation certificate as healthy cities after meeting 80 standards set by The World Health Organization until they passed the final evaluation to obtain the international accreditation certificate, due to the parks and places for walking that characterize these cities and the promotion of health through schools and primary care centers. The Kingdom includes the largest number of accredited healthy cities in the region, with 15 healthy cities in various regions of the Kingdom. The Healthy Cities Program is distinguished by improving the quality of life and making health a priority in development projects by adopting targets for future health indicators and implementing many initiatives and programs that contribute to its sustainability, by reducing chronic diseases that are affected by a healthy lifestyle. These initiatives also aim to improve the position of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in international health indicators and reduce the proportion of health risks and medical costs, as an important step for a vibrant healthy society.

Last Update : 02 May 2024 10:41 AM
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