Patient Safety Forum opens in Riyadh

A hospital employee wear as mouth and nose mask as he leaves a local hospital's emergency department, in this April 22, 2014 file photo, in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. (AFP)
Updated 10 April 2018
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Patient Safety Forum opens in Riyadh

  • Patient safety is a pillar of an effective health system
  • Preserving patient safety is among the biggest challenges
RIYADH: National Guard Minister Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf sponsored on Monday the opening ceremony of the eighth Patient Safety Forum at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Saudi and foreign experts, specialists and health practitioners will participate in the five-day forum in Riyadh.
The prince was received by Bandar Al-Qanawi, executive director for health affairs at the National Guard Ministry, and Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Nahid, director of the university.
The ceremony began with a speech by the chief executive of the Saudi Center for Patient Safety, Abdul Mohsin Al-Saudi, who welcomed the prince and thanked him for opening the forum.
Preserving patient safety is among the biggest challenges facing health organizations worldwide, Al-Saudi said.
Al-Qanawi delivered a speech in which he thanked Prince Khaled for sponsoring the opening ceremony, and said this reflects the government’s care for the Saudi health sector.
Al-Qanawi stressed the importance of benefitting from medical research to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform program.
He said the forum has become effective and influential in raising awareness about the importance of patient safety in health facilities.
This year’s forum will focus on information technology, or health informatics, and its importance in supporting patients, he added.
Prince Khaled expressed his happiness at attending the opening ceremony, and said patient safety is a pillar of an effective health system. At the end of the ceremony, he honored the forum’s speakers and participants.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.