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.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”