Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, managing director of the Saudi for All Federation

Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini
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Updated 10 January 2020

Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, managing director of the Saudi for All Federation

Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini has been the managing director of the Saudi for All Federation (SFA) since March 2019.

More than 1,000 women recently took part in the country’s first major women’s cycling event, a three-race series held in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.

The turnout for the competition drew praise from the SFA, which organized the event, with Al-Husseini describing the series as “historic for health and wellness in Saudi Arabia.”

Al-Husseini said that the SFA considers physical activity its “mandate,” which translates to more public competitions and events such as the women’s cycling series.

“We will continue to stage activities under the Quality of Life Program, and work hard toward our goal to get people involved in sports and activities of all types,” she added.

Al-Husseini received her bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from King Saud University, followed by a master’s degree from Boston University.

After her postgraduate studies, she became a teaching assistant at Boston University before returning to the Kingdom. In 2016, she joined the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee as manager of clubs and educational institutions in mass participation.

By January 2017, she became the General Sports Authority’s director of clubs and educational institutions in mass participation.

Al-Husseini held this role while working with the Institute of Public Administration for nine years. She began her career with them as an instructor and consultant, a role she continues today. From 2013 to 2016, she was the head of the social responsibility unit, overseeing community services.


Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2020

Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

  • COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to fall, officials say

JEDDAH: Pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj must continue wearing electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.

The bracelet is designed to monitor pilgrims’ adherence to quarantine, as well as monitoring and recording their health status through the “Tatamman” app.
Pilgrims were required to quarantine before embarking on the Hajj and wore the bracelets to ensure they were obeying the self-isolation rules as part of strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The country continues to experience a decline in COVID-19 cases. Recorded infections remain below the 2,000 mark for the 10th day in a row. The Kingdom reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of those infected to 280,093 so far.
There are currently 35,091 active cases and six patients were admitted to critical care units, raising the number to 2,017. There were 32 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 2,949.
There were 1,972 new recoveries recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 242,053.
More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. The total number of PCR tests conducted to date exceeds 3.47 million.

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280,093 COVID-19 cases

242,053 Recoveries

35,091 Active cases

2,949 Total deaths

3.47m PCR tests

The Ministry of Health has been carrying out daily visits to health institutions in order to assess their level of commitment to anti-coronavirus measures, such as ensuring that staff adhere to social distancing, wear masks, and adopt the health practices and crisis management mechanisms recommended by authorities to protect patients and staff.
Teams have been dispatched to supervise the compliance of health facilities’ quarantine centers across Saudi Arabia and stepped up their visits to government and private hospitals to ensure their compliance with health protocols, sample transfers and staff testing as well as ensuring that all routine surgeries are stopped.
More than 5,000 violations have been recorded and violators were referred to committees. More than 150 facilities were temporarily shut down by the ministry until the proper protocols were implemented and the violations were fixed. A number of institutions were able to resume operations after settling fines.