FaceOf: Saudi Deputy Health Minister Hamad Mohammed Al-Duweila

Hamad Mohammed Al-Duweila is a veteran in health management services. (Supplied photo)
Updated 04 August 2018
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FaceOf: Saudi Deputy Health Minister Hamad Mohammed Al-Duweila

Hamad Mohammed Al-Duweila has been Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of health since June 2015 when he was appointed by royal decree. He is also on the board of directors of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.

His experience includes 29 years at Saudi Aramco, where he held several positions between 1981 and 2009. His latest position at Saudi Aramco was serving as general manager of medical services. 

He served as CEO of King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, and general director of King Fahd Hospital and East Jeddah Hospital. 

In addition, he was a board member of Saud Al-Babtain Center for Cardiac Surgery in Dammam between 2003-2014, and CEO of Al-Ahsa Hospital between 2010 and 2011.

Before he became deputy minister of health he served as adviser to the minister of health, and CEO of the Medical Village.

Al-Duweila received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1979 from King Saud University in Riyadh and his master’s degree in hospital management from Arizona University in 1988.

He was a member of the board and supervisor of the Credit Fund Depositor and Research in Saudi Arabia between March 2015 and January 2016. 

He has been the Ministry of Health representative at the Council of the General Organization for King Faisal Hospital Management Specialist & Research Center since November 2015.

On Friday, Al-Duweila visited health facilities in Jeddah as part of his inspection tours around Makkah and holy places to check facilities for the Hajj season. 

The visit ensures the readiness of health facilities in Jeddah and the availability of medical supplies and qualified staff to facilitate the performance of Hajj.


Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

Updated 23 February 2019
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Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US
  • The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met on Saturday with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US.

The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom against the “Iran backed Houthi terrorist.”

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia, who overthrew the democratically elected, internationally recognized government of Yemen in 2014.

During the Yemen conflict, the militia has targeted Saudi Arabia using ballistic missiles, which United Nations investigations have found to have been manufactured by Iran.