Health Ministry says 91% AIDS cases treated in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Health Ministry has revealed that 91% of patients suffering with AIDS had their cases detected and have been treated. (Shutterstock)
Updated 03 December 2018
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Health Ministry says 91% AIDS cases treated in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Health Ministry has revealed that 91% of patients suffering with AIDS had their cases detected and have been treated.
The achievement makes the Kingdom one of the first countries in the region to implement the “Nineteen Strategy for the Eradication of HIV” and its achievement towards total elimination in 2030.
The ministry pointed out that an important shift has been made in our societies to deal with this disease, especially in the implementation of campaigns and programs in services in different levels of health care.
The remarks were made during a special workshop held by the National Program for fighting HIV at the ministry headquarters on Sunday, on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
The ministry the importance of applying its policies which are aimed at expanding the detection of HIV cases and providing early treatment by antibiotics to fight the source of infection.
All this happens while protecting the privacy of the patient’s information and identity.


Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

Updated 11 December 2018
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Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

  • Single-day concert tickets available for $87.95 (330 SAR)
  • Three-day tickets to see all six acts available for $253.19 (950 SAR)

RIYADH: Single-day tickets for day one and two of the Formula E festival of fun surrounding the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix are now available for the biggest line-up of sport, live music, entertainment and cultural activities ever staged in Saudi Arabia. Single-day tickets are available on their website  for $87.95 (330 SAR), with three-day tickets starting at $253.19 (950 SAR)

Doors open at 4 PM on December 13th with access to entertainment and cultural attractions, plus unique dining and retail experiences for Formula E ticket holders at Ad Diriyah. Jason Derulo and headliner Enrique Iglesias take to the stage on day one, while on day two, Amr Diab and headline act The Black Eyed Peas will perform. The finale performance on day three will be a double-header concert given by David Guetta and OneRepublic.

Three-day tickets will allow fans to catch all the days of entertainment, including the complimentary concerts for Formula E ticket holders.

Fans from the Kingdom will be joined by international tourists from around the world, and the Gulf, at the event, with 30-day tourist visas available for the first time via new the online Sharek process.

More information about ‘Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix’, including schedule and tickets, can be found on their website.