RIYADH: The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, on Monday launched the five-day rapid response team training program for 2022 as part of health emergency preparedness activities.
Participating will be 42 trainees from different health directorates and representatives from all regions of the Kingdom.
The WHO has developed a training package, which includes a set of educational materials and guidance tools to support member states in planning, activating and evaluating the training of rapid response teams.
The program aims to strengthen the readiness systems of member states, provide the necessary support and guidance to implement a sustainable plan, and improve the skills of rapid response teams, qualifying them to work as trainers in the field.
Training will be conducted in an interactive manner that includes lectures and simulations, delivered by personnel accredited by the WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meanwhile, Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel on Sunday inaugurated the World Health Forum and its accompanying exhibition, which will be held until Tuesday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
More than 26,000 people from 30 countries are expected to attend the event, which represents the largest forum for healthcare professionals in the world.
The forum aims to integrate the public and private sectors, provide investment opportunities, enable dialogue aimed at achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and advance digital transformation in the healthcare sector.