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Medical city hosts food trucks festival
January 20, 2017

In the past few years, food trucks has become a common phenomenon in Saudi Arabia as they have been seen in several spots around the city such as, exhibitions, forums, public areas and events in general.

Additionally, food trucks have grown rapidly as a number of families have found a way to develop small businesses through trucks where they can display and sell their products such as, foods and goods.

A two-day food truck festival was launched at King Saud Medical"...

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One Billion Step Challenge gets Saudi Arabia moving
January 20, 2017

WITH the aim of creating a nationwide health movement, in line with its Corporate Social Sustainability Strategy, Nahdi, leading Saudi pharmaceutical retailer, has launched the ‘One Billion Step Challenge’, an interactive program that aims to create a healthy community by promoting physical activity.

The one month program, promotes the concept of a holistic health change and encourages"...

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Saudi clinics treat 3,034 Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp
January 20, 2017

Specialized Saudi clinics treated 3,034 Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp during week 211 of the Saudi national medical campaign “My Brother, Your Health is My Concern.”
Records for this week indicate that 964 children were treated at the pediatrics clinic, including those suffering from seasonal illnesses.
The cardiology clinic received 157 patients, the gynecology clinic 211, the dentistry clinic 136, the surgical unit 42, the rheumatology clinic 157, the dermatology clinic 295, and the ENT clinic 306.
The...

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Medical city hosts food trucks festival
January 18, 2017

In the past few years, food trucks has become a common phenomenon in Saudi Arabia as they have been seen in several spots around the city such as, exhibitions, forums, public areas and events in general.

Additionally, food trucks have grown rapidly as a number of families have found a way to develop small businesses through trucks where they can display and sell their products such as, foods"...

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Beckman Coulter to train and hire Saudis as part of its expansion in KSA
January 17, 2017

Beckman Coulter, an international leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, is planning to open multiple new branches across Kingdom with the focus of hiring and training Saudis as part of 2017 growth strategy in Saudi Arabia.

The company is aiming to have a diversified team and have an ongoing focus on hiring and training Saudi nationals as part of our growth strategy"...

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Majority in Saudi Arabia satisfied with their current standard of living
January 15, 2017

Happiness and wellbeing in the Middle East and North Africa have come into focus with the turn of the new year. A new survey by Bayt.com, the number one job site in the Middle East, and YouGov, a pioneer in online market research, titled the Bayt.com ‘Happiness in the Middle East’ survey, revealed that more than half (54%) of respondents in Saudi Arabia are satisfied with their current standard of living, at least to some degree.

To determine levels of happiness in the Middle East, the survey addressed elements of...

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Saudi Arabia presents stem cells experience at medical conference
January 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia is presenting its experience stem cells and bone marrow transplantation at the fourth Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, which began here today.

Organized by the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, the three-day conference is being addressed by 100 specialists in the field, representing 32 Middle East and North African states.

The aim of"...

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ARAB NEWS | Published
January 14, 2017

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has provided humanitarian and relief work amounting to more than $680 million to 33 countries on four continents via 172 projects since King Salman announced its establishment in May 2016.

KSRelief provided operational programs in the field of food security; accommodation sand camp management and coordination; education; protection and early"...

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IDB and Health Ministry sign deal to boost pilgrims’ safety
January 14, 2017

The Ministry of Health and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Jeddah to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
IDB President Dr. Bandar Hajjar and Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah signed the MoU to ensure the health and safety of pilgrims.
The agreement enhances bilateral cooperation and facilitates the training of cadres to boost health services to pilgrims, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The two sides agreed to facilitate the exchange of expertise and information.
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One MERS death, three new cases in two days
January 13, 2017

The Ministry of Health reported a death in Buraidah and three new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Jeddah, Hofuf and Al-Qassim on Wednesday.

The death was of a 73-year-old Saudi woman, who was ailing for some time, while the other three cases were a 50-year-old Saudi man from Jeddah, a 67-year-old woman from Al-Qassim and a 57-year-old expatriate male from Hofuf.
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