School-Based Screening Program
School-Based Screening Program (1439H./1440H.)

​​Proceeding from its policy to focus attention on preventive medicine and early detection of diseases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the School-Based Screening Program, which represents the main cornerstone in this regard in such a manner that positively reflects on the health of our children.

Overview of the Program:
It is a school-based health screening for students to early detect potential health disorders or diseases. The program includes the investigation of student medical record history (especially for chronic diseases and disabilities), completion of vaccinations, preventive adopted measures, obesity early detection, thinness or underweight, tooth decay, visual acuity (VA), depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), scoliosis, hearing screening, learning disabilities, as well as screening of fe/male students for communicable diseases.

Implementation Mechanism:
The program is implemented at schools through health teams formed from primary healthcare centers. Each team features six members: a male physician, a female physician, a male nurse, a female nurse, a male dentist, and a female dentist, after training them on the program.

Implementation Period:
Full academic year (1439H./1440H.)

Medical Screenings:

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