Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa
Updated 30 March 2019

Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Saudi Arabia appointed new government officials on Saturday, including Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, who was named director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

Al-Issa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy, and a Ph.D. in anatomy and neuroscience from Dalhousie University in Canada. She has served in several important positions, including dean of the Department of Science and Medical Studies for female students at King Saud University in Riyadh.

She has also been a member of several committees and boards, including vice dean of the College of Nursing, as well as vice dean and dean of the departments of science and medical studies.  Al-Issa is a faculty member of the College of Applied Medical Sciences and served as an adviser to the office of the director of King Saud University. She worked as a part-time consultant at the Rehabilitation Hospital in King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh.

Al-Issa also chaired the research committee at the Saudi Physical Therapy Association and is on the board of directors of the association. She received a scientific excellence award in the field of health care research from Harvard University after her research was published in Spine Journal in 2006. She is the daughter of the late television presenter Suleiman Al-Issa.


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.”