Ministry of Health signs community partnership agreement with Nahdi

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah and Yasser Joharji, chief executive officer of Nahdi Medical Company.
Updated 19 March 2018
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Ministry of Health signs community partnership agreement with Nahdi

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah has signed a community partnership agreement between the ministry and Nahdi Medical Company, represented during the signing by its chief executive officer, Yasser Joharji. The agreement was signed on Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Riyadh Digital City.
The community partnership agreement aims to build community sustainability. The Ministry of Health aspires to promote the private sector’s contribution to health development and enable it to carry out business with healthy returns that meet the actual needs of the community, while Nahdi Medical Company aims to serve its community and the nation through sustainable and charitable health projects.
Through this agreement, the Ministry of Health will facilitate Nahdi’s work and oversee all partnership projects between the two parties, whereas Nahdi Medical Company will offer health services inside 50 educational clinics in its pharmacies for 100,000 patients, including medical, diabetes and vaccination education, in addition to a weight management program targeting 100,000 patients.
Joharji said: “We signed this agreement with the Ministry of Health in the framework of Nahdi’s strategy within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in order to expand the company’s community health services. We aspire to become a central community pharmacy providing medication alongside our role as provider of knowledge, awareness and services.”
Joharji explained that the Nahdi Medical Company will offer diabetes and medication education services to patients through 50 pharmacies across the Kingdom, with the goal to complete 300,000 diabetes education sessions by 2020. Furthermore, an electronic application for educating diabetes patients will be designed and built with the objective to target 100,000 patients by 2020.
In addition, Nahdi will prepare two mobile health convoys to serve pilgrims and visitors, both of which will offer diabetes, blood pressure measurement and medication education to 30,000 pilgrims by 2020. Non-prescription medication such as fever reducers and cold medicine will also be provided to all pilgrims benefiting from the service.
The agreement includes awareness campaigns for obesity, walking and weight management (Wazen Program), which include the launch and implementation of a weight loss competition across the Kingdom through the “10 Billion Steps Campaign,” encouraging 200,000 people to adopt the habit of walking 10,000 steps a day.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.