The Saudi Health Ministry on Monday confirmed the infection of 49 people with MERS as Minister Khalid al-Falih said the Ministry is working at full capacity to contain the current outbreak of the virus.
Mohammed bin Abdulmalik bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh was previously a Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers. It is the second replacement of a minister this month in the social services sector.
As MERS cases spike in Saudi Arabia, a delegation of World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations visited Saudi Arabia and concluded that the Kingdom must do more to combat the spread of the disease.
Saudi Arabia’s 2013-2014 budget includes funding for 19 new hospitals in addition to the 102 hospitals currently under construction in the Kingdom, but only about 9 of these projects have strong involvement from the private sector.
An experimental vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed promising results in animal testing, sparking an immune system response that could lead to a vaccine for people, researchers said Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia is in danger of failing to meet crucial targets set out in the Kingdom's ninth development plan for 2010 to 2014, according to a post published in the Saudi Gazette, based on information from the Arabic-language Al-Eqtisadiah.
The C3 Arab Business Summit is hosted in collaboration with the US State Department, US Chamber of Commerce and the US Department of Commerce. The event series been producing US-Arab Summits focusing on healthcare, commerce and economic development.
Two of the richest men in the world, and the two richest men in the United States and Saudi Arabia respectively, are teaming up through their foundations to finally eradicate polio, according to a press release.