Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Centers for Disease Control

Tel: +966 11 2125555

Riyadh 11176
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ali Albarrak - Director
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/Pages/Default.aspx

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Institute Profile

In 1925, King Abdul Aziz established the Public Health Department in Makkah to meet the needs of the kingdom’s health and environmental sectors. Hospitals and health centers were constructed across the kingdom, and the Public Health Department issued and enforced regulations to guarantee adequate standards for the practicing of medicine and pharmacology.

The Saudi Arabia Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) mission is to provide comprehensive and integrative therapeutic, rehabilitative, and supportive health care, in line with Islamic principles and medical ethics. The Saudi Arabia CDC carries out its mission to satisfy the needs of patients, their families and the community by increasing the public’s knowledge of health issues, as well as by providing the same standard of healthcare throughout the kingdom. It also strives to meet the needs of its employees by providing training and by rewarding them for doing their best to provide all patients with the highest possible standard of health care services.

A few recent achievements of the Saudi Arabia CDC include:

  • An integrated health care project
  • Establishing new departments and programs in the ministry
  • Developing a comprehensive plan to improve human resource capacity
  • Opening new hospitals
  • Updating the infrastructure for a number of hospitals
  • Controlling swine flu
  • Establishing partnerships with institutions, universities, and international health organizations
  • Scholarships for young health scholars
  • Various research studies

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Facts

POPULATION:

25,721,000

SIZE:

1,960,582 sq km

GDP (USD):

$576.8 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$24,500

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Hypertension
- Diabetes
- Stroke
- Influenza and Pneumonia

INFANT MORTALITY:

15deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 69 
Female: 75

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings