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.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.