Saudi King Faisal Specialized Hospital signs MoU with London chidren’s hospital

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center has signed an agreement with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. (SPA)
Updated 08 October 2018

Saudi King Faisal Specialized Hospital signs MoU with London chidren’s hospital

  • The agreement is aimed at enhancing and developing pediatric services in the diagnosis and treatment of rare medical conditions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center has signed an agreement with the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children to collaborate in clinical, educational and research fields.

The agreement is aimed at enhancing and developing pediatric services in the diagnosis and treatment of rare medical conditions.

The Memordanum of Understanding signed this week by Dr. Rashed Al-Hamid, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Hospital Operation on behalf of Dr. Majid Al-Fayyadh, CEO of King Faisal Hospital, and Dr. Peter Steer, CEO of GOSH.

“This collaboration fits in the context of the strategic plans to build partnerships with international medical institutions to develop world class research and specialized medical services,” Al-Hamid said.

“It will help the King Faisal Hospital and Research Center in continuing to achieve its mission of becoming one of the regional and international leading institutions in specialized health care.”

Steer said the two hospitals share the same goal of delivering world class health care, education and research to “accelerate a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children in Saudi Arabia.”


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.