Jeddah to host screenings of international films

Updated 03 July 2017

Jeddah to host screenings of international films

JEDDAH: Jeddah will this month host screenings of international films, organized by the Saudi-Arab Society for Culture and Art.
The screenings will take place in two five-day periods, with the first starting July 7 and the second starting July 29. Films will be shown with Arabic translations.
In the first period two films were chosen, starting with a musical comedy cartoon about trolls in a hidden city. Difficulties are experienced with the discovery of prings, which experience no happiness and realize they can be happy if they eat a troll.
The second film is about the memory loss of a robo-dog who is adopted by a family that helps it search for other missing robots and its best friend.
Amr Al-Jasser of the Saudi-Arab Society for Culture and Art said the Society is working within Vision 2030 to develop art and culture in the Kingdom. More details are available at www.lammt.com.


Saudi center for disease prevention signs agreement with Swedish agency

Updated 16 December 2019

Saudi center for disease prevention signs agreement with Swedish agency

  • The two parties agreed to promote and develop public health initiatives of common concern

RIYADH: The National Center for Disease Prevention and Control has signed a cooperation agreement with the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

The agreement will strengthen ties and enhance cooperation between the two countries in public health within the framework of cooperation prepared in 2019.

On behalf of the center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Gwizani, executive director-general, signed the agreement with his Swedish counterpart, Dr. Johan Carlsson.

The two parties agreed to promote and develop public health initiatives of common concern, as well as outlining the fields of work covered.

These fields included the workforce, organizational development, institutional strategy, business planning, specialized microbiology laboratories, health economics, non-communicable disease prevention, promotion of healthy lifestyles, the monitoring of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and health improvement.

Dr. Al-Gwizani said that the agreement would last for five years. It would then be reviewed and renewed after the agreement of both parties.

“These agreements reinforce the center’s role in creating new health practices and developing the performance of the public health sector,” he said. “Benefiting from well-established organizations such as the Public Health Agency of Sweden confirms our eagerness to convey the best practices to the public health sector locally, as well as exchanging experiences.”