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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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Reflects on May 12 Carnage, Advocates for Political Unity

Karachi, On the anniversary of the May 12, 2007, incidents, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has spoken out about the lasting impact of political violence and the need for unity in Pakistani politics. Zardari emphasized the importance of learning from the past to prevent further political strife and division.

According to Pakistan Peoples Party, Zardari expressed condolences and paid tribute to the PPP workers and activists from other parties who were killed or harmed during the clashes on May 12, 2007. He praised their dedication to democratic principles and their efforts toward a democratic Pakistan. The PPP Chairman highlighted the dire consequences of politics fueled by stubbornness and violence, noting that such actions lead to division and suffering.

Zardari called on all political stakeholders to embrace harmony and reconciliation, urging them to reject the politics of hatred and division in favor of a pathway toward a brighter, more prosperous Pakistan. “As we commemorate this solemn anniversary, let us honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives on May 12, 2007, by renewing our commitment to building a nation founded on principles of peace, tolerance, and democracy,” he stated.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Calls for Reflection on the Violence of May 12

Karachi, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has urged the nation to reflect on the violent events of May 12, 2007, emphasizing the need for political harmony and the rejection of divisive politics. On the eve of the anniversary, Zardari highlighted the sacrifices made by political workers and stressed the importance of learning from past tragedies to foster a peaceful and prosperous future for Pakistan.

According to Pakistan Peoples Party, the PPP Chairman commemorated the political workers who were martyred or affected during the violent incidents that marred May 12, 2007. He praised their dedication to democracy and their efforts to strengthen democratic values in the face of adversity. Zardari called on all political stakeholders to learn from these past events and to unite in promoting peace, tolerance, and democratic principles.

In his message, Zardari articulated a vision for a brighter future, advocating for the abandonment of the politics of hatred and violence. He called for a collective commitment to build a nation founded on the principles of peace, tolerance, and democracy, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in political strife.

Anniversary Tributes to Allama Hafiz Fazal Muhammad Highlight His Impact on Islamic Movements

Karachi, Leaders of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan gathered today to honor the anniversary of Imam Mujahideen Allama Hafiz Fazal Muhammad. The event featured recitations of the Quran, speeches, and prayer ceremonies, paying homage to his extensive contributions to religious, political, and academic fields.

According to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan, the commemoration took place at the central secretariat, where central, provincial, and local leaders discussed Allama Hafiz Fazal Muhammad’s leadership and his role in advocating for the Islamic system’s implementation in the country. The leaders emphasized his efforts in liberating the Ummah from colonial influences and his foundational role in shaping Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam as a key ideological movement in Pakistan.

The tribute highlighted Allama’s pivotal role in challenging colonial and nationalist politics, promoting Islamic teachings, and supporting mujahideen movements against oppression. His advocacy for Islamic principles and resistance against imperialist forces was particularly noted, as was his leadership in transforming the philosophical understanding of jihad within the community.

The event served not only as a remembrance of Allama Hafiz Fazal Muhammad’s legacy but also as a reinforcement of the principles he championed, which continue to influence contemporary Islamic thought and political activism in Pakistan.

Political Tensions Escalate in Karachi Over Water Supply Dispute

Karachi, A recent incident involving Arsalan Pervez, a member of the Sindh Assembly from MQM-Pakistan, has escalated tensions in Karachi. Pervez reportedly threatened Jalal Bhai, the president of PCSIR Society in Scheme 33, demanding his resignation and warning of severe consequences if he failed to comply. This confrontation is part of a broader dispute over the supply of drinking water in the area.

According to Pakistan Peoples Party, the altercation occurred after Pervez and his supporters, dissatisfied with a proposal to resolve local water issues with PPP’s assistance, visited Jalal Bhai’s residence. CCTV footage captured Pervez, accompanied by a gunman and over a dozen youths, issuing threats. The incident has drawn sharp criticism from both political figures and local residents, with calls for decisive action against the MQM member.

PPP Karachi Division Deputy Secretary Information Convenor Eastern District Asif Khan and other party leaders have condemned Pervez’s actions, accusing him of attempting to stir unrest and asserting that such intimidation tactics will not be tolerated in Karachi. The community’s response has been equally strong, with residents expressing their dismay at the assembly member’s behavior and demanding that authorities address the situation promptly.

The conflict highlights ongoing challenges in Karachi’s political landscape, where access to basic services like water continues to be a contentious issue, intertwined with broader political dynamics and rivalries.

Punjab University Student Wins Top Prize at Inter-University English Declamation Contest

Lahore, Mariam Naz, a second-semester student at the Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, secured first place in the English declamation category at the Inter-University Competition organized by the University of Home Economics, Lahore. This event was part of the ‘Art Reveil 2024’ Inter-University Event, which celebrates various academic and artistic achievements.

According to University of the Punjab, Mariam Naz’s victory in the competition highlights her exceptional dedication and talent in the field of public speaking. Her success not only brings prestige to the Institute of Applied Psychology but also serves as a source of inspiration for her peers and upcoming speakers within the academic community.

The event, hosted by the Human Wellbeing and Anti-Narcotics Society at the University of Home Economics, brought together talented students from across the region, providing them a platform to showcase their skills and compete at a high level.