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Non-Profit Health Sector Forum to be Launched Next Thursday
13 March 2018

​In the presence of H.E. the Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, MOH will launch the Non-Profit Health Sector Forum under the theme “Natakaml (Together We Complete Each Other)”, next Thursday March 15th-16th, 2018 in Riyadh. The forum aims to motivate the private institutions and individuals to participate in the community partnership in the health field, to exchange experiences between different parts of the nonprofit health sector, and to encourage coordination and integration. Also, it aims to develop the performance level of the community’s exerted efforts in the health field as well as opening new horizons for community partnership in the health field.

It is noteworthy that the community partnership program is one of MOH's new initiatives, which aim to engage all components of society to contribute to health development, and opening new horizons of relationship between MOH and society for boosting the citizens' health. The program is the first-of-its-kind with the appointment of community partnership representatives in 20 health affairs and 5 medical cities across the Kingdom, and communication channels were opened between the health NOGs and MOH's senior officials. In addition, the program has been added to the main transformation initiatives. 

One of the most important achievements of the program is (#my_volunteer_health) Campaign with the participation of 22,000 volunteers through 481 health facilities. The campaign produced 2,107 volunteer initiatives, in addition to establishing specialized centers across the Kingdom. In this regard, 5 agreements were signed to establish an oncology center in Al-Ahsa, to rehabilitate a center for early detection of cancer, to finance the anti-smoking clinics and establishe a forensic medicine center in Asir, as well as establishing an artificial kidney center in Huraymala.

In order to reduce patients' waiting lists and to alleviate their sufferings, the program has supported the surgical operations through "Ihsan", "Shifa" and "Elaji" societies, including volunteer doctors at Al-Bakiriah Hospital. Also, the program has signed agreements to construct 10 primary healthcare centers and to provide health care services to special segments of community through "Al-Wedad" and "Iradah" societies. Through the charitable organizations, the program has signed agreements to treat needy patients, to donate medical equipment, to support home healthcare centers, and to finance purchasing medical equipment. In addition, the agreements aim to provide medical services, to support surgeries, and to establish an e-platform for blood donation which will help patient's family in their quest for blood and supply the blood bank with sufficient blood.    

Last Update : 20 March 2018 01:23 PM
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