KFSH&RC Strives to Pioneer in Maximizing Healthcare Spending Value

Dr. Al Fayyadh at Harvard: We Leverage Technology to Tackle Global Health Challenges

KFSH&RC Strives to Pioneer in Maximizing Healthcare Spending Value

Dr. Al Fayyadh at Harvard: We Leverage Technology to Tackle Global Health Challenges

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Majid Al Fayyadh, CEO of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) joined the Gulf Creatives Conference (GCC) at Harvard 2024. The event, GCC at Harvard, is organized by The Diwan, an organization run by graduate students at Harvard University. In his address, Dr. Al Fayyadh showcased the KFSH&RC’s journey since its inception in Riyadh almost five decades ago, highlighting how it has significantly reduced the need for patients to travel abroad for medical care. KFSH&RC has evolved into a premier provider of tertiary healthcare services and today offers cutting-edge treatments for heart diseases, tumors, organ transplantation, and genetic disorders.

Dr. Al Fayyadh discussed KFSH&RC’s transformation into an independent, non-profit foundation. This move, he indicated, aligns with the organization’s strategic vision to become a global healthcare innovation leader, emphasizing excellence, innovation, and investment in cutting-edge technology to tackle global health challenges.

KFSH&RC Strives to Pioneer in Maximizing Healthcare Spending Value

Dr. Al Fayyadh at Harvard: We Leverage Technology to Tackle Global Health Challenges

“The Saudi Leadership has outlined a clear vision for KFSH&RC, mandated by a royal decree transitioning the hospital into an independent Sui Generis, non-profit foundation,” stated His Excellency, Dr. Al Fayyadh.

He further highlighted that this transformation seeks to elevate global healthcare standards through increased independence and flexibility. This shift will allow KSFH&RC to optimize existing services, pursue new opportunities, and direct resources toward initiatives that promote human health and well-being both within the Kingdom and internationally. Ultimately, this move reinforces KFSH&RC’s dedication to patient-centered excellence.

Dr. Al Fayyadh pointed out that KFSH&RC envisions itself as a leader in maximizing the value of healthcare spending, adhering to evidence-based practices to ensure optimal patient outcomes. It seeks to remain at the forefront of global healthcare innovation, with initiatives designed to increase health equity and access worldwide. To achieve this, KFSH&RC will continue to invest in cutting-edge medical facilities, advanced diagnostic equipment, and state-of-the-art treatment technologies. Building on existing progress in areas like CAR T-cell therapy, robotic surgeries, organ transplants, and personalized medicine, the institution aims to achieve global competitiveness. This will be further supported by fostering an exceptional workforce, pursuing Nobel Prize-caliber breakthroughs, and strengthening strategic international collaborations.

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Dr. Al Fayyadh joined a panel discussion focusing on the evolving landscape of the healthcare sector and the positive outcomes of KFSH&RC’s ongoing transformation in patient care. He also addressed current challenges and anticipated future developments within the healthcare sector, emphasizing the profound impact of the hospital’s innovations on global healthcare advancement. Additionally, Dr. Al Fayyadh highlighted the effective role of the hospital’s transformative initiatives in aligning with the objectives of the Health Sector Transformation Program and Saudi Vision 2030.

KFSH&RC is recognized as one of the leading global institutions that provide specialized healthcare, drive innovation, and serve as an advanced medical research and education hub. It is dedicated to developing medical technologies and elevating healthcare standards worldwide, forging partnerships with leading local, regional, and international institutions to deliver world-class services in clinical, research, and educational domains.

For the second year running, KFSH&RC has retained its status as the leading institution in the Kingdom and ranks 20th globally among the top 250 academic medical centers worldwide. It is also recognized as the most valuable healthcare brand in the Kingdom and the Middle East in 2024, according to Brand Finance, and has been ranked among the world’s top 250 hospitals by Newsweek Magazine.

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About King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre:

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre stands among the global leaders in providing specialized healthcare, driving innovation, and serving as an advanced medical research and education hub. Through strategic partnerships with prominent local, regional, and international institutions, the hospital is dedicated to advancing medical technologies and elevating healthcare standards worldwide.

The hospital has secured its position as the leading brand in the healthcare sector across the Kingdom and the Middle East, marking its second consecutive year as the most valuable healthcare brand. It ranks 9th within the Kingdom and 28th in the Middle East. The hospital distinguishes itself as the sole hospital globally to break into the top 10 brands in its country, as highlighted in two reports by “Brand Finance” on the 50 most valuable brands in Saudi Arabia and the 150 most valuable brands in the Middle East in 2024.

Due to the transformation programs and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, launched by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister – may God protect him – to enhance the Kingdom’s leadership in the global healthcare sector, KFSH&RC has emerged as a leading Academic Medical Centre in the Middle East and Africa. It maintained its 20th rank globally for the second consecutive year in 2024, according to “Brand Finance.” Additionally, it has been ranked among the top 250 hospitals globally in 2024 by the American magazine “Newsweek.”

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Turkey welcomes the UN vote in favor of a resolution supporting Palestine’s full membership application


Turkey welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution supporting Palestine’s request for full membership in the United Nations.

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: ‘We welcome the decision of the United Nations General Assembly, which allows Palestine to participate in the work of the United Nations with broader rights and privileges.’

It noted that the resolution once again demonstrated the strong support of the overwhelming majority in the international community for the right of the Palestinian people to obtain their state and the two-state solution.

It called on the international community to “take concrete steps to stop Israel’s brutality in Gaza” and “recognize the State of Palestine.”

Yesterday, Friday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution supporting Palestine’s request for full membership in the United Nations.

143 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 9 opposed it, and 25 countries abstained from voting, according to the
UN website.

The resolution, submitted by the Arab Group and a number of other countries, affirmed that the State of Palestine ‘qualifies for membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the United Nations Charter,’ and ‘should therefore be accepted as a member’ of the organization.

Turkey expressed “deep regret and concern” over the United States’ use of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council on April 18.

Although UN General Assembly resolutions are ‘non-legally binding,’ unlike UN Security Council resolutions, they reflect global opinion, and their significant political weight can influence the decisions of member states.

Last month, the United States used its veto power in the Security Council against an Algerian draft resolution recommending that the General Assembly accept the State of Palestine as a member of the United Nations.

Palestine enjoys the status of a ‘non-member state’ with observer status in the United Nations, and it obtained this status after a resolu
tion adopted by the General Assembly by a large majority on November 29, 2012.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Abdullah bin Zayed denounces statements by Israeli Prime Minister

ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, denounced statements made by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, suggesting that the UAE could participate in the civil administration of the Gaza Strip, under Israeli occupation.

In a statement, His Highness underscored that the Israeli Prime Minister lacks legitimate authority to implement this step, or take any similar measures. Furthermore, the UAE refuses to be involved in any plan aimed at providing cover for the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip.

In this regard, His Highness reaffirmed that when a Palestinian government is formed which meets the hopes and aspirations of the brotherly Palestinian people, and is distinguished by integrity, competence and independence, the UAE will be fully prepared to provide all forms of support to that government.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Al-Sudani receives an official invitation to visit Tunisia


Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received an official invitation to visit Tunisia, which was conveyed to him by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad, Nabil Ammar, during his reception today.

A statement by Al-Sudani’s media office said that Ammar conveyed to the Prime Minister during the meeting the greetings of Tunisian President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Ahmed Al-Hashani, and an official invitation to visit Tunisia.

According to the statement, Al-Sudani welcomed the visit of the Tunisian minister, which represents the beginning of activating the common files between the two countries. He congratulated the holding of the 17th session of the joint Iraqi-Tunisian committee, for three continuous days in the capital, Baghdad, which will witness the signing of 18 memorandums of understanding between the two countries, stressing Iraq’s welcome to Tunisian companies to work in Different fields , pointing to the importance of strengthening relations in trade, education and t
ourism.

The meeting discussed the principled position of Iraq and Tunisia on what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories, as the Prime Minister stressed that the more coherent and strong the Arab position is, the more it will alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians.

It was also emphasized that the international position must be clear in condemning the crimes of genocide against civilians in Gaza, and to work to end this bloody war that has been ongoing for seven months.

For his part, Nabil Ammar expressed his country’s appreciation for Iraq’s positions towards Tunisia during the past ten years, stressing his country’s government’s desire to expand the horizons of cooperation between the two brotherly countries in all fields.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Mandalawi: The contributions of the clergy are great in defending Iraq and preserving its societal fabric


Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, confirmed today, Saturday, that great men have the duty to defend Iraq and preserve its societal fabric.

According to a statement from his media office, Mandalawi called on clerics to support the efforts of the government and Parliament and to continue working to confront Religious and intellectual extremism.’

The statement said: ‘Today, Saturday, Mandalawi conducted a field tour to Hazrat Al-Qadiriyah, accompanied by MP, Hassan Al-Khafaji, where he was received by the guardians of Hazrat Sheikh Khaled Al-Ghailani, and Sheikh Afif Al-Din Al-Ghailani, with distinguished scholars and sheikhs.’

Al-Mandalawi performed the Maghrib prayer at the Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Ghailani Mosque, visited the shrine and the place of seclusion, and viewed all the historical collections in. He also listened to the history, lineage and status of Sheikh Al-Ghailani, in addition to discussing the needs of al-Hazrat, highlighting the most prominent problems and ob
stacles facing them, in addition to the needs of those present in the place and their requests are being followed up.’

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Mandalawi and Hamoudi stress the importance of dialogue and consensus as a basis for choosing a speaker for Parliament


The Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, and the President of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council, Sheikh Humam Hamoudi, stressed the importance of dialogue and consensus as a basis for choosing the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

A statement from Al-Mandalawi’s media office said that the Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, received at his residence today, Saturday, the President of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council, Sheikh Humam Hamoudi.

During the meeting, according to the statement, a number of important local files and issues were discussed, and the latest developments in the political scene, especially the movement of the national forces to choose a speaker for the House of Representatives, and the need to expedite the resolution of this file on the basis of dialogue and consensus.

It was also agreed to support the government in implementing its program, and to open up positively to the regional and international environment in a
way that achieves the interests of Iraq and its people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency