RIYADH: Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel on Thursday met Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the board chair of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
During their meeting in Riyadh, they discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to further improve cooperation between the ministry and fund officials.
The talks also focused on Saudi Arabia’s successful experience in combating the coronavirus pandemic and how to apply and build upon its methods globally.
Securing supply chains and ensuring that enough vaccines reached the countries that most needed them was on the agenda too, along with a review on the progress of international efforts to establish a global agreement on how to address any future pandemics and epidemics.
And Al-Jalajel reiterated the Kingdom’s support for the fund’s work in fighting Aids, tuberculosis, and malaria around the world.
Meanwhile, Riyadh will host the Global Health Exhibition from Oct. 9 to 11 under the title “Transformation in the Health Sector.”
More than 250 companies from 30 countries are expected to attend the event that will offer visitors the chance to meet healthcare professionals, clinicians, and policymakers, learn about the latest medical discoveries and trends, network, and explore business opportunities with the international healthcare community.
The forum will host a number of conferences including medical education seminars on subjects such as public health, quality healthcare, and the future of medical laboratories and radiology.
This year, a leaders’ forum will aim to enable meaningful dialogue between thought leaders and government officials on achieving Vision 2030 goals, driving digital transformation in the healthcare sector, enhancing access to medicines and technologies, leadership, and governance.