Saudi Health Council signs agreement with the Gulf Health Council

The MoU was signed in the presence of a number of general managers and department heads at the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf Countries in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 04 March 2020

Saudi Health Council signs agreement with the Gulf Health Council

  • MoU in setting priorities for research in the health sector to improve health sector outputs and raise efficiency was stress during the ceremony

RIYADH: The Saudi Health Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Health Council on ​​research capacity-building and on policies supporting data sharing and accessibility for health research.

The MoU was signed in the presence of a number of general managers and department heads at the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf Countries in Riyadh.

The Secretary-General of the Saudi Health Council, Dr. Nahar bin Mezki Al-Azemi, stressed the importance of the MoU in setting priorities for research in the health sector to improve health sector outputs and raise efficiency.

Dr. Azemi said that the Saudi Health Council is working on new regulations to improve coordination between health authorities in implementing national programs to improve health levels in the Kingdom.

He added that this cooperation with the Gulf Health Council highlights the importance of integration between government sectors and allows the sharing of experience in various fields to improve health services in the Kingdom.

For his part, Mr. Sulaiman bin Saleh Al-Dakhil, the Director General of the Executive Office of the Gulf Health Council said that the Saudi Health Council and the Gulf Health Council sought the highest level of coordination to develop health practices in all GCC countries, sharing experiences and cooperating in building research capabilities.

He said that they are working on a project to support data sharing, adding that a project will be set to prioritize research in the health sector and benefit from the experiences gained in disease records for research purposes in the health sector and health economics.
 


Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Updated 12 August 2020

Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Dr. Kholood Mohamed has become the first woman in the Kingdom to head Tabuk’s regional council, with the Saudi interior minister approving her appointment as the body’s secretary-general.
Al-Khamis called on Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan on Monday and the prince congratulated her on her new position, emphasizing the role of Saudi women in government agencies.
She is an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry and supervisor of the chemistry department at the University of Tabuk.
She joined the university in 2010 as a teaching assistant in the science faculty, later becoming a lecturer and then being promoted to associate professor.
She did her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Howard University in the US in 2018. She obtained her master’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tabuk.
Al-Khamis is a member of several scientific bodies such as the Supreme Committee of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence, American Chemical Society, and the Committee for the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity.
She has presented many research studies during her career, and participated locally and abroad in specialist activities in the science field.