World health leaders to meet in Saudi Arabia next month

The fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, to be held in Jeddah from March 2-3. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 February 2019
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World health leaders to meet in Saudi Arabia next month

  • The aim is to raise awareness and work out practical ways of applying the principals in countries with limited resources

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will next month host a major two-day gathering of world health leaders.
The fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, to be held in Jeddah from March 2-3, is one of the most important international conferences of its kind and will be the first to be held in the region.
Dr. Abdulelah Alhawsawi, chair of the organizing committee and director-general of the Saudi Patient Safety Center, thanked King Salman for agreeing to host the summit in the Kingdom and for his continued support for the country’s health services.
The meeting’s delegates will focus on strategies to help the adoption of patient safety as a key element in achieving universal health coverage. The aim is to raise awareness and work out practical ways of applying the principals in countries with limited resources.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.