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MOH: COVID-19 Recoveries Exceed 217,000

July 25, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 2,051 cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 217,782 cases.


MOH: Over 2 Million COVID-19 Tests Conducted to Date

July 13, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), over two million COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests​ have been performed in the Kingdom since the first case was reported.


Preparedness for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia: Learnings from the MERS-CoV experience

June 15, 2020

We explore how the learning’s and experiences of MERS-CoV have influenced and guided Saudi Arabia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and examine the long-term benefits of implementing a national biosafety and biosecurity system in the Kingdom, to help manage any future outbreaks.


Supply chain for disaster management

June 14, 2020

COVID-19 impact on the medical device supply chain.


Over 150 beneficiaries of medication home delivery service by Prince Nasser Al-Sudairy Hospital-Al-Ghat

June 7, 2020

Over 150 Beneficiaries of Medication Home Delivery Service by Prince Nasser Al-Sudairy Hospital-Al-Ghat.


New volunteering campaign raises health awareness at mosques

June 5, 2020

The MOH’s Health Volunteer Center has launched a new health awareness volunteering campaign. The kick-off of the campaign's field activities was on Friday, in coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance


MOH provides sign language service to enable the deaf and hearing impaired to use 937 services

June 1, 2020

MOH has launched the first stage of translating the 937 Call Center’s services into sign language through ‘Ishara’ Application.


What gives Saudi Arabia the confidence to ease coronavirus restrictions

May 31, 2020

As Saudi Arabia implements a three-stage plan to introduce a return to normal life in less than a month, experts have urged citizens and residents to keep practicing social distancing, wear face masks in public settings and maintain hand hygiene among other precautionary measures.


Saudi Arabia and Russia in talks on new anti-COVID-19 treatment

May 31, 2020

Russia has developed a promising new treatment for the coronavirus COVID-19 which it could soon trial in partnership with Saudi Arabian health experts.


Saudi Arabia's human resources minister says time for business to resume

May 26, 2020

Ahmed Al-Rajhi said it was important to maintain a balance between health protection and the needs of the economy


Health minister outlines two-pronged strategy to deal with coronavirus

May 25, 2020

Saudi Arabia to enter a new stage with relaxed measures from Thursday


Saudi Health Council launches specialized electronic platforms to combat coronavirus

May 25, 2020

The National Center for Health Research and Studies, one of the wings of the Saudi Health Council, has launched a number of specialized electronic platforms to provide comprehensive interactive services on coronavirus, according to a Saudi Press Agency report


MOH Announces Third Stage of Expanded COVID-19 Testing

May 19, 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that it intends to launch the third stage of its expanded COVID-19 testing. 


The Kingdom Calls on International Community to Take Immediate Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Death Toll

May 18, 2020

In his speech before the 73rd World Health Assembly, the Health Minister, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah has called on the international community to take immediate measures to reduce COVID-19 death rates


Global healthcare community to unite in world’s biggest virtual event Omnia Health Live

May 13, 2020

For five days in June (22-26 June 2020) the global healthcare community will be brought together on a scale like never seen before through a new experience delivered entirely online, Omnia Health Live. 


Saudi Arabia’s digital healthcare landscape post-COVID 19

May 5, 2020

We explore the role of digital health in Saudi Arabia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and discover how the learnings can be used to formulate the Kingdom’s strategic plans for the digitalisation of the healthcare system in the future.


74th Meeting of COVID-19 Monitoring Committee

May 3, 2020

Carrying out clinical studies while emphasising the importance of social distancing.


Saudi MOH conducts advanced multicenter clinical study for treatment of COVID-19

May 2, 2020

The MOH in collaboration with the WHO is conducting an advanced multicenter clinical study at seven hospitals in the Kingdom to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.


MOH advices people to have fiber-rich foods and sugar-free liquids in Ramadan

April 30, 2020

In continuation to its efforts and awareness messages, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has provided a number of health tips on the holy month of Ramadan.


Saudi Arabia and China sign $265m deal to fight coronavirus

Apr 27, 2020

China will supply Saudi Arabia with 9 million coronavirus test kits, 500 specialist technicians and six test laboratories.


Saudi Arabia’s evolving healthcare system: What's new in 2020

April 12, 2020

Saudi healthcare continues to change, from privatisation to COVID-19 regulatory interventions.


Healthcare opportunities and challenges in Saudi Arabia

January 15, 2020

The healthcare sector in KSA is undergoing evolution on the back of rapid advancements in technology, and research and development (R&D) in line with global and regional trends.


Trends in KSA healthcare market

December 11, 2019

A number of significant trends currently drive demand for KSA’s healthcare market.