KFSH&RC Amplia o Horizonte com um Ano de Conquistas em Três Centros de Excelência

KFSH&RC Amplia o Horizonte com um Ano de Conquistas em Três Centros de Excelência

KFSH&RC Amplia o Horizonte com um Ano de Conquistas em Três Centros de Excelência

RIADE, Arábia Saudita, May 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O King Faisal Specialist Hospital& Research Centre (KFSH&RC) teve um ano extraordinário nos seus três Centros de Excelência—Oncologia, Genômica e Transplante.

O Centro de Excelência em Oncologia do KFSH&RC continua a liderar a luta contra a doença no Reino. Somente neste ano, o centro tratou 25% de todos os casos de câncer da Arábia Saudita, alcançando uma taxa de recuperação geral de 50% é até de 90% em casos de leucemia. Com quase cinco décadas de serviço, o compromisso do centro em fornecer tratamentos avançados contra o câncer é evidente na adoção de tecnologias como a terapia com células T CAR e a biópsia líquida, que fornecem alternativas menos invasivas aos métodos tradicionais, juntamente com transplantes extensivos de medula óssea e técnicas revolucionárias como a Quimioterapia Intraperitoneal Hipertérmica (HIPEC).

Notavelmente, o KFSH&RC alcançou um marco ao concluir mais de 100 procedimentos de terapia com células CAR T, um novo tratamento que modifica geneticamente as células imunes de um paciente para combater o câncer. Essa conquista a coloca a par com instituições renomadas que também estão avançando na terapia com células CAR-T para vários tipos de câncer no sangue e explorando aplicações expandidas por meio de ensaios clínicos e novos protocolos de tratamento. Além disso, o foco do centro em oncologia pediátrica possui uma taxa de sobrevivência de 97% em cinco anos para tumores renais e uma taxa de sobrevivência de 92% para leucemia linfoblástica aguda em crianças.

Com os rápidos avanços na medicina genômica, o KFSH&RC está adotando tecnologias de sequenciamento de última geração no atendimento ao paciente no seu Centro Genômico, revolucionando as abordagens locais e regionais para o gerenciamento de doenças. A descoberta do KFSH&RC da cepa bacteriana Stenotrophomonas Riyadhensis, facilitada pela tecnologia de sequenciamento de genoma total (WGS), contribuiu para nossa compreensão dos mecanismos de resistência a antibióticos bacterianos. Com 15.698 consultas de pacientes e mais de 5.658 genomas concluídos em 2023, o centro garante que a prevenção, o diagnóstico e o tratamento sejam precisos e personalizados.

O Centro de Excelência em Transplantes de Órgãos (OTCoE) do KFSH&RC continua a ser o principal contribuinte para as atividades de transplante de órgãos no Reino, sendo responsável por 65% de todos os transplantes realizados nacionalmente. Em 2023, o OTCoE realizou 1.092 transplantes de órgãos sólidos, incluindo o primeiro transplante de fígado totalmente robótico do mundo – onde os médicos empregaram tecnologia robótica para realizar cirurgias em pacientes e doadores — uma conquista que coloca o centro na vanguarda das práticas globais de transplante.

À medida que o KFSH&RC continua a expandir os limites do que é possível na ciência médica, seus esforços não apenas inspiram, mas também impactam significativamente a comunidade global de saúde, reafirmando seu papel como líder em inovação médica e cuidados de saúde especializados.

Sobre o King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC):

O King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) é uma instituição de saúde líder no Oriente Médio, idealizada para ser a escolha ideal para todos os pacientes que procuram cuidados de saúde especializados. O hospital tem uma longa história de tratamento de câncer, doença cardiovascular, transplante de órgãos, neurociências e genética.

Em 2024, o “Brand Finance” classificou o King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre como o melhor centro médico acadêmico do Oriente Médio e da África e entre os 20 melhores do mundo pelo segundo ano consecutivo. Além disso, em 2024 ele foi reconhecido como um dos principais provedores de cuidado de saúde pela revista Newsweek.

Como parte da Saudi Vision 2030, um decreto real foi emitido em 21 de dezembro de 2021 visando transformar o hospital em uma entidade independente, sem fins lucrativos e de propriedade do governo, abrindo caminho para um programa abrangente de transformação com objetivo de alcançar a liderança global em cuidados de saúde por meio da excelência e inovação.

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Le KFSH&RC repousse les limites et célèbre une année couronnée de succès pour trois de ses centres d’excellence

Le KFSH&RC repousse les limites et célèbre une année couronnée de succès pour trois de ses centres d’excellence
Le KFSH&RC repousse les limites et célèbre une année couronnée de succès pour trois de ses centres d’excellence

Le KFSH&RC repousse les limites et célèbre une année couronnée de succès pour trois de ses centres d’excellence

RIYAD, Arabie saoudite, 11 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, ci-après « KFSH&RC », soit l’hôpital spécialisé et centre de recherche King Faisal, célèbre une année de succès pour trois de ses centres d’excellence, à savoir ceux dédiés à l’oncologie, à la génomique et à la transplantation d’organes, respectivement.

Le centre d’excellence en oncologie de l’hôpital poursuit sa lutte contre la maladie dans le royaume. Rien que cette année, il a traité 25 % de l’ensemble des cas de cancer déclarés en Arabie Saoudite, et a enregistré un taux de récupération global de 50 %, porté à 90 % pour les patients atteints de leucémie. Depuis près de cinquante ans, l’engagement de ce centre à développer des traitements avancés contre le cancer est manifeste. Il se traduit notamment par le recours à des techniques telles que la thérapie cellulaire CAR T ou la biopsie liquide, solutions moins invasives que les méthodes traditionnelles, mais aussi par la pratique de larges transplantations de moelle osseuse et l’application de techniques révolutionnaires comme la chimiothérapie hyperthermique intrapéritonéale, ou CHIP.

Le KFSH&RC a notamment franchi un cap clé en appliquant plus de 100 protocoles reposant sur la thérapie cellulaire CAR T, un traitement novateur qui modifie génétiquement les cellules immunitaires du patient pour lutter contre le cancer. Cette réalisation le distingue au niveau d’institutions renommées faisant également progresser cette thérapie dans le cadre de plusieurs formes de cancer du sang, et pilotant des applications étendues au moyen d’essais cliniques et de nouveaux protocoles de traitement. De plus, le centre veille à mettre un accent particulier sur l’oncologie pédiatrique, faisant constat d’un taux de survie à cinq ans mesuré à 97 % pour les tumeurs rénales, contre 92 % pour la leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë infantile.

Du fait des avancées rapides en médecine génomique, l’hôpital adopte des technologies de séquençage appliquées aux soins aux patients de nouvelle génération dans son centre de génomique, révolutionnant toutes les approches locales ou régionales de la gestion des maladies. Sa découverte de la souche bactérienne Stenotrophomonas Riyadhensis, reposant sur l’application de la technologie de séquençage du génome entier (ou SGE), a contribué à une meilleure compréhension des mécanismes de résistance aux antibiotiques des bactéries. À l’appui de 15 698 consultations enregistrées en 2023, et plus de 5 658 séquençages du génome entier réalisés, le centre veille à la précision et à la personnalisation des actions de prévention, des diagnostics et des traitements.

Enfin, le centre d’excellence en transplantation d’organes du KFSH&RC, appelé OTCoE pour Organ Transplant Centre of Excellence continue d’incarner le principal acteur de la greffe d’organes du royaume, réalisant à lui seul 65 % de toutes les transplantations effectuées au niveau national. En 2023, l’OTCoE a réalisé 1 092 greffes d’organes solides, y compris la toute première greffe de foie entièrement robotisée du monde. Lors de cette intervention, les médecins se sont reposés sur la robotique pour opérer le patient et le donneur – une réalisation qui place le centre à l’avant-garde des pratiques mondiales en matière de transplantation.

Alors que le KFSH&RC continue de repousser les limites du possible en science médicale, ses efforts sont non seulement source d’inspiration, mais frappent également la communauté mondiale de la santé de manière sensible, ce qui confirme son rôle de leader de l’innovation médicale et des soins de santé spécialisés.

À propos de l’hôpital spécialisé et centre de recherche King Faisal (ou KFSH&RC)

L’hôpital spécialisé et centre de recherche King Faisal (ou KFSH&RC) est un établissement de soins de santé de premier plan au Moyen-Orient, conçu pour être le choix idéal de tout patient en quête de soins de santé spécialisés. L’hôpital s’enorgueillit d’une riche histoire dans le traitement des cancers, des maladies cardiovasculaires, des transplantations d’organes, des neurosciences et de la génétique.

En 2024, « Brand Finance » l’a classé en tête des centres médicaux universitaires de la région MENA, et parmi les 20 premiers au niveau mondial pour la deuxième année de suite. En outre, le magazine Newsweek l’a reconnu en 2024 comme l’un des principaux fournisseurs de soins de santé du monde.

Dans le cadre du projet « Saudi Vision 2030 », un décret royal a été publié le 21 décembre 2021, visant la transformation de l’hôpital en une structure indépendante à but non lucratif sous la tutelle du gouvernement. Cette initiative a ouvert la voie à un programme de transformation complet visant à atteindre un leadership mondial dans le domaine des soins de santé grâce à l’excellence et à l’innovation.

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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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Le King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre chef de file de la transformation du secteur de la santé en Arabie saoudite

RIYAD, Arabie saoudite, 10 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Université de Harvard — Huit ans après le lancement du projet « Vision 2030 », l’Arabie saoudite a réalisé des pas de géant en termes d’innovation numérique et d’amélioration de l’accès à des soins de qualité. Des investissements stratégiques dans l’infrastructure hospitalière du pays, le recours à la technologie et l’embauche de personnel de talent ont conduit à des avancées révolutionnant les soins aux patients, tout en relevant les normes applicables aux soins de santé à l’échelle nationale. Ces efforts ont permis d’augmenter sensiblement l’espérance de vie moyenne, de réduire la mortalité et d’améliorer le bien-être général sur l’ensemble du royaume.

Le King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, ci-après « KFSH&RC », soit l’hôpital spécialisé et centre de recherche King Faisal, se trouve au cœur de toutes ces réalisations. L’établissement doit son excellente réputation à ses soins et traitements thérapeutiques spécialisés dans des disciplines médicales majeures, à savoir l’oncologie, la cardiologie, la transplantation d’organes et la génétique. Il s’est imposé comme le leader des soins médicaux spécialisés, et contribue nettement à la construction d’un lendemain plus radieux et plus sain pour le royaume. À l’appui de son engagement envers des initiatives de santé reposant sur l’innovation numérique, des programmes éducatifs complets et des projets de recherche novateurs, il remodèle l’écosystème sanitaire local et en établit les nouvelles normes d’efficacité et d’accessibilité aux soins.

À l’heure où le monde avance au gré des avancées technologiques, et sous l’essor de la numérisation dans le royaume, le KFSH&RC se place à l’avant-garde de l’intégration de la santé numérique par rapport à ses homologues locaux. Pour ce faire, il s’appuie sur des pratiques de télémédecine de pointe, des consultations virtuelles et des outils alimentés par l’IA tels que le moteur d’IA ANFAL qui transforme la vie des patients au moyen d’informations prédictives et de soins personnalisés visant à leur apporter une satisfaction optimale.

Les initiatives de santé reposant sur l’innovation numérique à la main du KFSH&RC s’étendent à la lutte contre les menaces sanitaires d’envergure supérieure grâce à des technologies comme le séquençage du génome entier, ou SGE, ou la radiothérapie avancée. L’hôpital s’est également distingué à l’avant-garde de la transplantation d’organes en réalisant la toute première greffe de foie entièrement robotisée du monde. Il a par ailleurs introduit dans la région des innovations comme la valve pulmonaire transcathéter (VPT) Harmony pour améliorer la récupération et l’expérience des patients. Ces technologies induisent des protocoles de traitement personnalisés et améliorent tant la précision que la rapidité des diagnostics, tout en contribuant de manière significative au relèvement des normes de soins et à l’établissement d’une infrastructure sanitaire résiliente et durable, inscrite dans la conformité aux objectifs visés par le programme saoudien de transformation du secteur de la santé.

Le KFSH&RC continue de repousser les limites de la recherche médicale en s’attachant à relever les enjeux sanitaires sous tension et en contribuant à l’écosystème de la santé publique en Arabie saoudite par des découvertes telles que le gène PfAP2-MRP et son rôle critique dans le traitement du paludisme, ou l’identification de la nouvelle souche bactérienne Riyadhensis. Si ces découvertes ont amélioré la précision du diagnostic, elles ont également encouragé les interventions précoces, garantissant de fait un accompagnement efficace et pertinent aux patients, conformément aux objectifs nationaux ciblés sur la réduction de la prévalence des maladies chroniques.

Tous ces efforts sont étayés par les robustes projets éducatifs du KFSH&RC, qui formattent la prochaine génération de professionnels de la santé au moyen de programmes de formation et d’opportunités de coopération internationale.

Brand Finance a distingué le capital de marque de l’hôpital en tête des établissements d’Arabie saoudite et du Moyen-Orient à deux reprises, le plaçant respectivement à la 9e et 28e position régionale. De plus, le KFSH&RC se distingue comme le seul hôpital du monde à se hisser au rang des dix marques les plus valorisées du pays.

À propos du King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) :

Le King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) est un établissement de soins de santé de premier plan au Moyen-Orient, conçu pour être le choix idéal de tout patient en quête de soins de santé spécialisés. L’hôpital s’enorgueillit d’une riche histoire dans le traitement des cancers, des maladies cardiovasculaires, des transplantations d’organes, des neurosciences et de la génétique.

En 2024, « Brand Finance » l’a classé en tête des centres médicaux universitaires de la région MENA, et parmi les 20 premiers au niveau mondial pour la deuxième année de suite. En outre, en 2024, le magazine Newsweek l’a reconnu comme l’un des principaux fournisseurs de soins de santé dans le monde.

Dans le cadre du projet « Saudi Vision 2030 », un décret royal a été publié le 21 décembre 2021, visant la transformation de l’hôpital en une structure indépendante à but non lucratif sous la tutelle du gouvernement. Cette initiative a ouvert la voie à un programme de transformation complet visant à atteindre un leadership mondial dans le domaine des soins de santé grâce à l’excellence et à l’innovation.

COORDONNÉES

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter :

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M. Abdullah Al-Awn, Coordinateur médias, 0556294232

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Lidera Transformação do Setor de Saúde na Arábia Saudita

RIADE, Arábia Saudita, May 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harvard University — Com oito anos do Vision 2030, a Arábia Saudita fez avanços significativos com inovações digitais e acesso aprimorado aos cuidados de qualidade. Investimentos estratégicos em infraestrutura, tecnologia e talento resultaram em avanços que revolucionaram a prestação de cuidados ao paciente e elevaram os padrões de cuidados de saúde localmente. Esses esforços aumentaram notavelmente a expectativa média de vida, reduziram as taxas de mortalidade e melhoraram o bem-estar geral em todo o Reino.

Essencial para essas conquistas, o King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), conhecido por seus cuidados e tratamentos especializados em áreas críticas como oncologia, cardiologia, transplante de órgãos e genética, se posicionou como líder em atendimento especializado ao paciente, assumindo a responsabilidade de um futuro mais brilhante e saudável para o Reino. Por meio do seu compromisso com iniciativas pioneiras de saúde digital, programas educacionais abrangentes e novos empreendimentos de pesquisa, o hospital está remodelando a paisagem local e estabelecendo novos padrões de eficiência e acessibilidade.

Em uma era definida pelos avanços tecnológicos e com o impulso do Reino em direção à digitalização, o KFSH&RC está na vanguarda da integração digital da saúde entre seus pares locais, alavancando serviços de telemedicina de ponta, consultas virtuais e ferramentas orientadas por IA, como o ANFAL AI System, que transforma os resultados dos pacientes por meio de insights preditivos e atendimento personalizado, garantindo os melhores resultados para a satisfação do paciente.

As iniciativas de saúde digital do KFSH&RC se estendem ao tratamento de ameaças mais amplas à saúde por meio de tecnologias como Sequenciamento Genômico Completo (WGS) e Radioterapia Avançada. O hospital também foi pioneiro no transplante de órgãos, realizando o primeiro transplante de fígado totalmente robótico do mundo e introduzindo inovações na região, como a Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV), melhorando a recuperação e a experiência do paciente. Essas tecnologias facilitam planos de tratamento personalizados e melhoram a precisão e a velocidade dos diagnósticos médicos, contribuindo significativamente para a elevação dos padrões de atendimento ao paciente e uma infraestrutura de saúde sustentável e resiliente, alinhada com os objetivos do Programa de Transformação do Setor de Saúde.

O KFSH&RC continua a expandir os limites da pesquisa médica abordando desafios urgentes de saúde e contribuindo para o cenário de saúde pública da Arábia Saudita, com descobertas como o gene PfAP2-MRP, crucial para o tratamento da malária, e a identificação da nova cepa de bactérias Riyadhensis. Essas descobertas não apenas melhoraram a precisão diagnóstica, mas também facilitaram intervenções precoces, garantindo suporte oportuno e eficaz ao paciente, de acordo com os objetivos nacionais de redução da prevalência de doenças crônicas.

Esses esforços abrangentes são apoiados pelas robustas iniciativas educacionais do KFSH&RC, que preparam a próxima geração de profissionais médicos por meio de programas de treinamento e colaborações internacionais.

Reconhecido pela ‘Brand Finance’ em 2024 como a marca de saúde mais valiosa da Arábia Saudita e do Oriente Médio pelo segundo ano consecutivo, tendo ocupado o 9º lugar na Arábia Saudita e o 28º no Oriente Médio. Além disso, o KFSH&RC se destaca como o único hospital do mundo a ser classificado entre as dez marcas mais valiosas do país.

Sobre o King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC):

O King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) é uma instituição de saúde líder no Oriente Médio, idealizada para ser a escolha ideal para todos os pacientes que procuram cuidados de saúde especializados. O hospital tem uma longa história de tratamento de câncer, doença cardiovascular, transplante de órgãos, neurociências e genética.

Em 2024, o “Brand Finance” classificou o King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre como o melhor centro médico acadêmico do Oriente Médio e da África e entre os 20 melhores do mundo pelo segundo ano consecutivo. Além disso, em 2024 ele foi reconhecido como um dos principais provedores de cuidado de saúde pela revista Newsweek.

Como parte da Saudi Vision 2030, um decreto real foi emitido em 21 de dezembro de 2021 visando transformar o hospital em uma entidade independente, sem fins lucrativos e de propriedade do governo, abrindo caminho para um programa abrangente de transformação com objetivo de alcançar a liderança global em cuidados de saúde por meio da excelência e inovação.

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JCC next December 14-21, Farid Boughdir honorary president


Tunis: The 35th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (French: JCC) is slated to be held on December 14-21, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs said.

The organising committee of JCC 2024 will be chaired by filmmaker and critic Farid Boughdir (honorary president).

Director of the Gammarth-based Higher School of the Audiovisual and Cinema Lamia Guiga was appointed as Artistic Director.

Farid Boughdir and Lamia Guiga held the same committee positions during the 34th edition cancelled in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Forest Industry Investors Call For Harvesting Of Forest Plantations In Elgeyo Marakwet

Forest industry investors in Elgeyo Marakwet County have called for the opening of forest plantations to enable the harvesting of mature and over-mature forest resources.

The demand was raised during an informative workshop on the disposal of forest plantation materials held in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The workshop, a requirement under law, was conducted by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS).

Speaking at the workshop, one investor expressed concern over the adverse effects of the logging moratorium, highlighting that valuable resources in the form of over-mature plantation trees were being lost to decomposition.

‘It’s disheartening to see these resources go to waste when they could be utilised for various purposes,’ the investor lamented.

The establishment of forest plantations is firmly embedded in the Forest Conservation and Management Act of 2016, which stipulates that all plantation forests in public forests must be managed sustainably for the production of wood and other forest products and service
s for commercial purposes.

Stakeholders emphasised that the Kenya Forest Service specifically plants plantation forests for commercial reasons.

Therefore, they argued, the service should not be hindered from harvesting these trees to generate revenue.

Furthermore, they praised the diverse outcomes of forest plantations, citing their positive impact on the lives of communities living adjacent to the resources.

The plantations, they noted, have contributed significantly to improving livelihoods and socioeconomic status.

The stakeholders noted that the country was losing a lot of revenue due to the ban and called on the government to act on the matter.

The pivotal meeting was chaired by Mr Fred Namusende, Senior Forester from the State Department for Forestry under the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and hosted by Mr Paul Koech, the County Forest Conservator of KFS.

Also in attendance were senior officials from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and the Kenya Forest Service.

‘It i
s imperative that we find a balanced approach that allows for the sustainable utilisation of forest resources while ensuring conservation efforts are upheld,’ remarked Namusende during the deliberations.

The workshop concluded with a call for collaborative efforts between forest industry investors, government agencies, and conservation groups to devise strategies that promote responsible forest management and maximise the potential of forest plantations for the benefit of both communities and the economy.

Source: Kenya News Agency

Mombasa Youth Generating Income Through Plastic Innovation

Mombasa Plastics Prize Incubators (MPP) have gathered for their final showcase ahead of International Plastic Free Day, commemorated on 3rd July to highlight the innovative strides made by local enterprises that have made exceptional contributions in recycling over 20 tonnes of waste and generating 545 green jobs for Mombasa Youth.

The showcase marks the culmination of a rigorous 9-month incubation period where these start-ups have been equipped with critical skills to spearhead sustainable, community-focused businesses aimed at combating marine plastic pollution.

Speaking at the ‘MPP Incubator Enterprise Showcase held at Sarova Whitesands, the Chief Financial Officer of Close the Gap, Ngosa Mupela said that it has been an honor to help the youth in the Mombasa Plastic Prize to make viable businesses through the plastic they collect and convert into different useful products.

He said that they work one-on-one with the businesses to identify the gaps that they have within their business case, impact, and so
cial cases. He noted that they help them fill their gaps, develop strategies to move forward and be able to market and make sales.

He added that despite being a long process, the innovation groups are now viable businesses and are fully in the market, having made revenue, collectively approximating Sh500, 000 in less than 6 months.

‘We mainly focus on reducing ocean plastic within our community and doing it through enterprise development has been the best way to do it,’ Mupela said.

He noted that some of the impressive innovations were from ‘Plastech’ as they convert plastic into biogas for cooking. He explained that this is a very difficult and technical innovation as they are yet to get the Government’s approval. He also commended ‘twende green’ which converts plastic waste into furniture for schools.

Lavender Odeng’ representing Proportion Global Team, said that these local enterprises started as rough ideas and were taken through Human Center design where they were able to brainstorm and validate thei
r ideas to the community and surveys.

She added that through the Human Centre design process, they were able to refine their businesses from working prototypes into businesses that have brought great impact into the community and have promoted impact engagement within households in the County.

‘They have been able to collect over 20 tonnes of plastic through beach clean-ups and collection initiatives. Different teams have been able to collect different revenue resources but the highest revenue collected by a single team is Sh100, 000 within the past 6 months,’ Odeng’ said.

Naomi Whitbourn, leading the Mombasa Plastic Prize, who represented NESTA, the UK-based Innovation Foundation said that it has been an extraordinary process nurturing these enterprises, growing stronger and stronger.

Whitbourn said that they are now in the process of identifying potential future funding to take the enterprises to greater heights.

‘The Mombasa County Government has been an extraordinary support of the Mombasa Plastic Pr
ize and has also identified several MPP teams that they want to actively and collaboratively work with,’ she said.

Source: Kenya News Agency

Energy Ministry To Plant 30 Million Seedlings In 10 Years

The staff of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and its Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) targets to plant 30 million tree seedlings in the coming 10 years as a contribution to President Ruto’s directive of planting 15 billion trees by 2032.

Speaking at Kibunja area in Molo Sub- County, the Principal Secretary for the State Department for Petroleum Mr. Mohamed Liban said the target of 30 million tree seedlings has been distributed to the two State Departments for Energy and that for Petroleum as well as the 11 SAGAs domiciled in the Ministry.

Yesterday, officials from the State Department and the participating SAGAs planted 22,000 seedlings in Kibunja and Jogoo Forest sites in Koibatek Forest in Baringo County, bordering Molo sub-county.

At Kibunja, PS Liban was accompanied by the local leadership, members of the Community Forest Association (CFA), National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs) from both Molo and Koibatek Sub-Counties, Sub- County Security teams, members of Staff from the
State Department for Petroleum, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) as well as Geothermal Development Company (GDC).

Administrative wise, the Forest sites adopted by the State Department is in Baringo County while the site adopted by the State Department for Petroleum was closer to Molo sub-county. In this site, State Department plans to plant approximately 27,500 seedlings on every second Friday of the month during the ongoing rains up to the month of October.

PS Liban appealed to the community bordering the adopted areas to be at the fore-front of protecting the planted tree seedlings saying that forests were life-giving and were sources of tributaries that feed the rivers flowing in the arid and semi-arid areas of the Country.

He said the government was partnering with communities to ensure the success of President Ruto’s directive of planting 15 billion trees in the next 10 years with the aim of increasing the Country’s Forest cover from 10 to 12 percent.

Community members granted the opp
ortunity to practice the shamba system in the areas being replanted were urged to ensure a 99 per cent success rate of the trees in line with the objectives of the system.

The Chair of the Community Forest Association (CFA) Mr. John Busiega appealed to the Forest Department to assist in uprooting the blue gum tree species known for drying up swampy areas and destroying the ecological balance of an area.

On behalf of the CFA, Mr. Busiega promised to diligently take care of the seedlings entrusted to

them adding that they were well versed with the benefits derived from forests.

Source: Kenya News Agency

Murang’a Residents Urged To Observe High Levels Of Hygiene To Avoid Waterborne Diseases

Murang’a county residents have been urged to uphold higher levels of hygiene so as to reduce the risk of water borne diseases during and after the ongoing heavy rains.

Speaking in Kandara during the county’s International Nurses and Midwives week celebrations Friday, Murang’a county nursing officer, Salome Kimani, said there was an increased risk of water borne diseases following the heavy rains and urged members of the public to be on the lookout.

She advised residents to boil drinking water, wash hands with soap and to wash fruits and vegetables properly saying the flooding experienced in some areas may have resulted in contamination on water.

‘We have to be extra careful following the heavy rains, wash your hands with soap and be sure to boil drinking water,’ Kimani said.

The Nursing officer also asked the residents to clear bushes surrounding their homes and drain away all stagnant water so as to reduce breeding grounds for mosquitos.

She celebrated the significant role of nurses in healthcare and ca
lled upon them to be vigilant and to uphold professionalism during labour and child delivery so as to reduce cases of developmental disabilities resulting from prolonged labour.

‘We must uphold professionalism and intervene promptly to ensure that no child ends up with a developmental disability that could have been avoided,’ she said.

She further thanked the nurses for ensuring continuity of healthcare services during the recently ended doctors’ strike

Nurses from across the county marked the end of Nurses week with pomp and dance at the Don Orione community training centre for mentally challenged children where they donated dry food stuff, toiletries and diapers among other essential things.

The priest in charge of the church-based centre, father Gideon Ombwori, expressed gratitude to the nurses for their donation saying that running the centre is expensive and they could use all the help they can get.

He explained that the facility picks and drops the children from their homes every day as well as pro
viding meals for its 60 students.

‘We pick these children from their homes every morning, and drop them every evening and give them meals here,’ he said.

‘Transport together with the physio and occupational therapy that they require are quite expensive,’ Ombwori added.

The priest noted that the institution has helped fight stigma against developmental disabilities as well as easing the burden of the parents as they can go to work knowing their children are well taken care of.

The deputy county director of health, Doctor Kairu Kimende, on his part, strongly condemned isolation and stigma against children with disability.

He further applauded the county’s efforts towards safeguarding the welfare of children by developing a children’s policy that will ensure all children with special needs and developmental disabilities receive the treatment and therapy they need for free once it is adopted.

Source: Kenya News Agency