Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby
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Updated 24 July 2020

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby has been recently appointed as head of the laboratory operations management center at the Ministry of Health and the general supervisor of laboratory operations.

Al-Otaiby received her bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Arkansas in 2005. She also attained her master’s degree in biotechnology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 2007, and completed her Ph.D. in cancer biology from the same university in 2012. 

Prior to her current position, Al-Otaiby worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgetown University Medical Center from May 2012 to August 2015. 

She holds several positions at the medical department of King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh. Al-Otaiby has been the director of genetic services since January 2019, head of the molecular genetic lab since February 2016, director of the genome project since January 2016, and assistant professor since August 2015. She also served as head of the cytogenetic lab at KSU from June 2016 to January 2019.

Al-Otaiby shared her appreciation for her new appointment on Twitter. 

@dralrowis wrote: “My sincere thanks and appreciation to the leaders in charge at the Ministry of Health for their kind trust in my assignment as head of the laboratory operations management center and general supervisor of laboratory operations. I ask Allah for guidance and success.

“I send my thanks and gratitude to my colleagues and everyone who congratulated me and sent me their blessings, and I apologize to those who I could not respond to.”


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.