FaceOf: Dr. Heidi Alaudeen Alaskary, managing director at  Saudi General Sports Authority

Updated 05 December 2018

FaceOf: Dr. Heidi Alaudeen Alaskary, managing director at  Saudi General Sports Authority

Dr. Heidi Alaudeen Alaskary has been the managing director for diversity and inclusion and partnerships, planning and development at the General Sports Authority since December 2017.

A delegation of Saudi athletes, led by Princess Reema bint Bandar, is visiting the UAE as the countdown to the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi began on Tuesday.

“We are very excited about our participation next March,”Alaskary said.

Alaskary obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology with a minor in psychology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, US, between 1990 and 1994.  She did her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology with a minor in linguistics from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, US, in 2000.

Alaskary began her career as a consultant at King Fahd Medical City where she established a communications and swallowing disorders department in the rehabilitation hospital. 

She later joined the King Saud University (KSU) as an assistant professor in speech-language pathology and remained associated with KSU from 2001 to 2005. During the same period, she simultaneously served as an associate executive director for research and development at Prince Salman Center for Disability Research in Riyadh.

Alaskary also served as a deputy executive director for research at King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) from 2005 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, she worked as a lecturer in the Ministry of Social Affairs’ autism diploma program. She was promoted as the director of research affairs in 2012 and later became the director of  the Persons with Disabilities Employment Program (Tawafuq). She remained associated with Tawafuq until 2017.


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.

 

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