Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan, president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan
Updated 18 July 2019
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Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan, president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan has been the president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) since March 2018.

He recently addressed a Beirut conference, organized by NAUSS in cooperation with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Directorate, on the role of civil protection bodies in securing tourist facilities.

The director general of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, Maj. Gen. Imad Osman, the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Al-Bukhari, and envoys and delegations from several Arab countries were present at the meeting.

Al-Banyan spoke about the necessity of security and safety for tourists and stressed the importance of providing security services in tourist establishments to protect staff, property and facilities.

He gained a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory sciences from King Saud University (KSU) in 2001, and three years later obtained a master’s degree in blood transfusion and organ transplant from the University of Bristol, in the UK. In 2009, he completed a Ph.D. in blood transfusion in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford, also in the UK.

From 2009 to 2016 Al-Banyan worked as an assistant professor in hematology at KSU. He was then promoted to associate professor until his appointment as the president of NAUSS.

He sat on the board of KSU from 2011 to 2013 and was a supervisor of the academic quality and the accreditation unit for the faculty of applied medical sciences between 2009 and 2010. He was also a member of the board at Prince Sultan University, in Riyadh.


KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

Updated 24 August 2019
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KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

  • Jana’s father thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

MUKALLA: A volunteer medical team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has saved the life of a Yemeni girl who was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen in the blood, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Jana Basheaib was born with a blockage in the pulmonary valve and a constriction of the tricuspid valve in her heart that prevented the delivery of blood to her lungs, leading to a severe lack of oxygen in her body that required urgent intervention.

Her father Adnan said he had noticed her dark blue color days after she was born, but had not been able to find treatment for her in Yemen. She was also too sick to be moved abroad. 

His brother connected him with a KSRelief team so that the 10-day-old infant could get the help she needed. 

FASTFACTS

•KSRelief is working in Yemen with comprehensive plans to alleviate people’s suffering.

•The center has implemented 363 projects across the country at a cost of $2.26 billion.

•The projects cover various sectors including food security, health and education.

Basheaib filed a report describing her condition and received an immediate response from KSRelief, saying it would send a medical team to Yemen and an appointment for surgery was made.

Basheaib took his daughter from Tarim to Mukalla, a six-hour drive. Upon arrival at the Pulse of Life Center for Cardiology, Jana was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. The medical team arrived in time to successfully perform the surgery.

He thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

The head of the KSRelief medical team, Prof. Jameel Ata, said: “The medical campaign comes within the framework of the voluntary campaigns to treat difficult and critical cases. This is KSRelief’s third campaign for open-heart surgeries and catheterizations for Yemeni children in less than six months.”

The medical campaigns have covered the treatment of more than 20 children from Yemen’s low-income families to alleviate their suffering.