World health leaders to meet in Saudi Arabia next month

The fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, to be held in Jeddah from March 2-3. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 February 2019
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World health leaders to meet in Saudi Arabia next month

  • The aim is to raise awareness and work out practical ways of applying the principals in countries with limited resources

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will next month host a major two-day gathering of world health leaders.
The fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, to be held in Jeddah from March 2-3, is one of the most important international conferences of its kind and will be the first to be held in the region.
Dr. Abdulelah Alhawsawi, chair of the organizing committee and director-general of the Saudi Patient Safety Center, thanked King Salman for agreeing to host the summit in the Kingdom and for his continued support for the country’s health services.
The meeting’s delegates will focus on strategies to help the adoption of patient safety as a key element in achieving universal health coverage. The aim is to raise awareness and work out practical ways of applying the principals in countries with limited resources.


Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

Updated 21 February 2019
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Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

  • The Crown Prince will head the Saudi side during the meetings
  • The states will sign agreements in fields of energy, transport, investment and technology

DUBAI: The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to China reflects the depth of relations and strategic partnerships between the two countries in various fields, Saudi ambassador to the country said.

The Chinese leadership welcomed the Crown Prince on Thursday, ahead of meetings of the joint committee in Beijing, Turki bin Mohammed Al-Mady added.

Agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed in the energy, investment, transport and technology sectors during the meeting, the ambassador said.