King Salman Center for Disability Research invites academics to submit projects for 2020

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (AFP)
Updated 26 November 2019

King Salman Center for Disability Research invites academics to submit projects for 2020

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of trustees of the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR), directed the center to start receiving qualitative research projects for its 2020 research plan. The center is looking for studies related to disabilities in the Kingdom, prevention, early detection and intervention, and expansion of the relevant programs such as prenatal screening, testing and early-birth screening.

Dr. Ola Abu Sukkar, KSCDR executive director, explained that the center is strengthening its national scientific role and enhancing its mission of serving people through its academic activities. She added that the center’s strategy has three key aims: Focusing on building a comprehensive, scientific database to provide accurate information on the proportion and distribution of individuals with disabilities in the Kingdom, the causes and prevention of various disabilities and to prepare empirical research on effective interventions.

In August, KSCDR and Saudi Human Rights Commission signed a memorandum of understanding to protect the rights of persons with disabilities and to achieve the best standards in this domain.

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.