Seventh Annual Regional Culture and Healthcare Initiative

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

On Wednesday evening His Royal Highness, Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Asir Region, led the closing ceremonies of the 7th Annual Culture and Health Awareness Program in Bariq. This program is one of King Khalid University's community service initiatives. The annual Bariq event was implemented to help improve the health and well-being of residents in the area through health education and awareness.

 

The Culture and Health Awareness program was launched at the beginning of the month of Jumādá Al-Ūlá. The program consists of numerous courses, workshops, and exhibits. These activities and events are led by various healthcare professionals working in government, public health facilities, public schools, and private institutions. 220 King Khalid University employees participated in this year's effort, which included 455 separate events and activities. To date, the initiative has served more than twenty-nine thousand citizens in Bariq and surrounding towns.

 

At the commencement of the event His King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, welcomed His Royal Highness and his entourage. The King Khalid University representatives accompanied His Royal Highness on a tour of the program facilities and briefed him on the services offered to the public. His Excellency, the Rector, made the opening remarks thanking all of the sponsors and participants for their hard work and dedication to the program. He also noted that 'the Kingdom's greatest resource is its people. Serving our fellow countrymen is a noble duty of the highest order and esteem'.

 

The Rector explained that the university had sponsored this program for the last seven years in different areas of the southern region. Outreach programs such as this one have an important role in improving community health and enhancing social cohesiveness. The Rector further noted that the social outreach initiatives support both the university's mission and the national objectives of societal development set forth in Vision 2030. His Excellency thanked the program organizers and the members of the public for their cooperation in making the event a rousing success.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'The Kingdom's greatest resource is its people. Serving our fellow countrymen is a noble duty of the highest order and esteem'.

 

Prior to the conclusion of the event, the Governor of Bariq province, His Excellency Mufarah Al-Banawi, thanked His Royal Highness the Prince and His Excellency the Rector for sponsoring the initiative. He also praised all of those who worked tirelessly on this program for these many years. At the conclusion of the program, the Rector presented His Royal Highness a commemorative plaque as a token of collective appreciation for the support provided to the people and institutions in the Asir region.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

On Wednesday evening His Royal Highness, Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Asir Region, led the closing ceremonies of the 7th Annual Culture and Health Awareness Program in Bariq. This program is one of King Khalid University's community service initiatives. The annual Bariq event was implemented to help improve the health and well-being of residents in the area through health education and awareness.

 

The Culture and Health Awareness program was launched at the beginning of the month of Jumādá Al-Ūlá. The program consists of numerous courses, workshops, and exhibits. These activities and events are led by various healthcare professionals working in government, public health facilities, public schools, and private institutions. 220 King Khalid University employees participated in this year's effort, which included 455 separate events and activities. To date, the initiative has served more than twenty-nine thousand citizens in Bariq and surrounding towns.

 

At the commencement of the event His King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, welcomed His Royal Highness and his entourage. The King Khalid University representatives accompanied His Royal Highness on a tour of the program facilities and briefed him on the services offered to the public. His Excellency, the Rector, made the opening remarks thanking all of the sponsors and participants for their hard work and dedication to the program. He also noted that 'the Kingdom's greatest resource is its people. Serving our fellow countrymen is a noble duty of the highest order and esteem'.

 

The Rector explained that the university had sponsored this program for the last seven years in different areas of the southern region. Outreach programs such as this one have an important role in improving community health and enhancing social cohesiveness. The Rector further noted that the social outreach initiatives support both the university's mission and the national objectives of societal development set forth in Vision 2030. His Excellency thanked the program organizers and the members of the public for their cooperation in making the event a rousing success.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'The Kingdom's greatest resource is its people. Serving our fellow countrymen is a noble duty of the highest order and esteem'.

 

Prior to the conclusion of the event, the Governor of Bariq province, His Excellency Mufarah Al-Banawi, thanked His Royal Highness the Prince and His Excellency the Rector for sponsoring the initiative. He also praised all of those who worked tirelessly on this program for these many years. At the conclusion of the program, the Rector presented His Royal Highness a commemorative plaque as a token of collective appreciation for the support provided to the people and institutions in the Asir region.

Closing Ceremony of the Seventh Culture and Health Awareness Program in Bariq
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King Khalid University's 7th Culture and Health Awareness Program pharmaceutical activities have generated more than 1,560 prescriptions in the first two days of the intensive week. Supervisor of the Program Pharmacy and Director of External Clinics, Dr. Ayed Asiri, explained that the pharmacy aimed to provide all necessary medications. This, he further noted, was accompanied by a number of state of the art blood testing support services.

 

Of noteworthy mention, the program boasts a complete section of medical laboratories with devices to detect the functions of liver, kidney, pancreas, and the examination of blood sugar.

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King Khalid University welcomed more than 600 participants in the final week of the 7th Culture and Health Awareness Program in Bariq. The program site witnessed a great number of visitors from residents of the surrounding areas. Participating faculty members and staff also welcomed public school students who were introduced to the university programs, services and admission process.

 

Of noteworthy mention, the program's intensive week offers a pharmacy that includes more than 200 medications dedicated to the patients visiting the clinics.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

Sponsored by HRH Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Asir, King Khalid University will conclude the Seventh Annual Health Education and Awareness Program in the Bariq this week. The purpose of the program is to promote the good health and well-being of our citizens through healthcare education and awareness. As a major medical and healthcare educational institution in the region, the university is well suited for providing these services to the surrounding communities, which nearly 220 faculty members have done so far.

 

University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, explained that the program presenters are a group of highly qualified university faculty and staff, who are graciously dedicating their time and expertise to this cause. He further explained that this annual health program supports the university's objective of supporting public welfare goals and providing valuable services to individuals in and around the region. Of note, the program will conclude with an intensive week of medical services and awareness activities.

 

Rector Al-Solamy confirmed that the program was implemented in accord with the university's vision, mission, and strategic goals to enhance the relationship with community and partnership with private industry and government institutions to meet community needs. He stressed that the program provides a variety of workshops, lectures, and training courses, as well as health services and consultations to the province.

 

Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, explained that the program included field surveys. He confirmed that the university seeks to provide the best service available to serve the people of Bariq and its surrounding area through 40 specialized clinics and the participation of 17 departments from King Khalid University.

 

Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education Dr. Omar Alwan Aqeel said that the program aims to raise awareness of health issues and help prioritize healthcare efforts. He noted that partnering with community stakeholders and providers is an important means of improving the health of the citizenry. Raising awareness and a focus on health is of great benefit to the community and to the Kingdom. He further noted that another primary objective is helping those in distress or need with acute healthcare issues. Dean Aqeel then highlighted that since the program's launch, 3,200 have benefited from the services provided, 5,000 took part in the program competitions from 46 schools, and 120 attended the health workshops.

 

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King Khalid University continues with its community outreach initiatives in conducting a Culture and Health Awareness program in Bariq. The programs, which have been conducted over the last 6 weeks, included a variety of workshops and courses for the public. Nearly 500 people participated in the events of weeks 5 and 6.

 

Dr. Eman Al-Shehri began the activities with a lecture titled 'Diabetes and Prevention Methods'. She provided background on the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Dr. Al-Shehri also noted the different classifications of diabetes and prevention methods.

 

Dr. Ishraqa Mohammed conducted a workshop titled 'English Language Learning Methods'. Dr. Mohammed introduced the correct methods of learning English and the methods of acquiring language skills. She also elaborated on the importance of learning English at the primary and secondary school levels.

 

There were a number of other workshops spanning many fields on interest such as:

 

  • 'Communication Skills in the Work Environment' by Dr. Mamoon Badawi;
  • 'Research Skills' by Dr. Samya Al-Amjad;
  • 'Developing Administrative Skills' by Dr. Mohamed Al-Mazah;
  • 'The Health Impact of Oil' by Dr. Khuloud Ahmed;
  • 'Language Eloquence in the Holy Quran' by Dr. Sumaya Okasha;
  • 'Self Development' by Dr. Adeeb Abdulwahab.

 

The university plans to once again visit Bariq to continue its community service efforts and further serve the populace with valuable tools and information for daily life.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

In previous articles, we have reviewed the recent community health and wellness outreach program in Bariq. In this article, we provide a glimpse into some of the activities in more detail. The program included many training sessions, some of which focused on dealing with common medical emergencies.

 

Dr. Ali bin Saeed Al-Qahtani conducted a workshop titled 'Sudden Nasal Bleeding: Its Causes, Methods of Treatment and Prevention'. He discussed the two types of nasal and frontal nose bleeding, and reviewed the surgical interventions to stop these maladies. Dr. Al-Qahtani also noted some of the challenges and obstacles to prevention and treatment of nosebleeds (medically known as 'epistaxis').

 

Dr. Awad Asiri from the College of Medicine delivered a lecture on chronic diseases common in the Asir region. After reviewing the diseases, he provided information on the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment of each. The core group of participants in this workshop included Provincial Healthcare Director, Mr. Sulaiman Al-Saloumi, and a group of local doctors and nurses.

 

Dr. Awad Asiri conducted a second lecture on diabetes. He discussed the various symptoms and methods of diagnosis. He also reviewed the different types of diabetes and the need to differentiate between types in order to effectively treat the disease. Later he discussed the various medication, treatment protocols, and lifestyle habits that diabetes patients use to manage their condition.

 

Prof. Ali Al-Bashabshi delivered a lecture titled 'Intensive Care', which discussed critical emergency procedures. The focus was on heart and circulatory system failures, and the various methods and strategies for first responder critical care ie. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

 

Finally, there was a discussion on thyroid disorders. The discussion was centered on diagnosis and treatment methods of hypothyroidism.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

King Khalid University continues with its community outreach initiatives in conducting a Culture and Health Awareness program in Bariq. The programs included a variety of workshops and courses for the public. Nearly 700 people participated in the events.

 

Dr. Ahmed Al-Zaydani Asiri presented an overview on school counseling. He provided background on the duties and obligations of school counselors, and discussed counseling as a career path. He then provided a summary of the qualifications and training required for a career in counseling. Dr. Asiri also noted some of the challenges and obstacles counselors in training and professional counselors must face during different stages of education and career development.

 

Dr. Naif Jabali conducted a workshop titled 'Digital Transformation'. He explained in some detail the Saudi national digital transformation program and how it is a critical component of Vision 2030. He further reviewed the transformative effects of technological development and the ways in which these will impact many areas of society.

 

There were a number of other workshops spanning many fields on interest such as:

 

  • 'The Art of Time Management' by Dr. Ayman Has Al-Rasol Hussain;
  • 'e-Commerce: Risks and Opportunities' by Dr. Amaal Kubraj;
  • 'e-Commerce Marketing' by Dr. Heba Abdulqader;
  • 'Diabetes: Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment' by Dr. Eman Abdulqader;
  • 'Technology and Language Learning' by Dr. Siham Al Header and Mrs. Ishragt Mohammad.

 

The program concluded its fourth week with a lecture entitled 'Sahabiyat', which reflected the role of females as taught by the Prophet PBUH, presented by Dr. Fatima Othman. It included a definition of the status of women in society and the role of the females in Islam in the form of custody and child care, science, and medicine.

 

The university plans to once again visit Bariq to continue its community service efforts and further serve the populace with valuable tools and information for daily life.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

King Khalid University launched the third week of the Seventh Annual Regional Healthcare Initiative in Bariq. The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education led the way by holding more than 10 training programs serving 430 participants.

 

The programs were complemented by self-development workshops on the importance of management delivered by Dr. Mohammad Al-Mazah. Dr. Al-Mazah discussed the definition of future planning, the concepts of planning, and a variety of project management terminologies. Also addressed was the concept of strategic planning and the role it plays in setting a successful plan. After, Dr. Ibrahim Al Qayid presented a workshop titled 'The Arts of Communication', which elaborated on strategies to captivate your audience and the art of listening and persuasion.

 

In the second phase of the events, a workshop titled 'Self-Development, Growth, and Priorities' was delivered by Dr. Ahmed Al-Khera. His workshop - tailored the concept of self-development - explained the importance it holds in discovering self-worth and value as well as the self-management and the priorities one must focus on to achieve self-growth and success. After, Dr. Ashraf Abu Zayd held a workshop on cybercrimes and the challenges and obstacles facing government entities. The purpose of Dr. Abu Zayd's workshop was to introduce the reasons behind cybercrime and the danger it poses to society. Then, Dr. Mamoon Al-Badawi delivered a seminar on utilizing active communication in the workplace. He explained and introduced the concept of communication and the impact it has on the work environment. He also illustrated the important role communication holds in productivity and creativity.

 

In the third phase of the events, a workshop on e-commerce was delivered by Dr. Ama'l Karbaj. Her workshop explained the definition of e-commerce, online shopping, consumer rights, and risks. After, Dr. Suad Abdulkarim held a workshop on event management and the advantages one can obtain when properly setting plans for events. Then, Dr. Khalida Ahmed delivered a seminar on the properties of food oil. The seminar included an explanation of the types of oils used in cooking and the dangers of reusing them on our health.

 

In all, many of the week's activities were focused on providing social development workshops. Two additional sessions were delivered that included:

 

  • 'The Skills of Research' by Dr. Samia Al-Amjad;
  • 'Home Accidents and Prevention Methods' by Dr. Darya Hassan.
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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

During the 7th annual health awareness and education program in Bariq, the Deanship of Community service hosted a number of lectures and training programs. Nearly 200 participants attended the various workshops and events.

 

Dr. Amira Al-Satrofie conducted a seminar on cyber-security. Her presentation was on the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of digital systems. She reviewed the leading threats to digital security, as well as the challenges and opportunities in developing security systems and protocols. She also explained the fundamental differences between information security and cyber-security.

 

Dr. Mohammed Abkar conducted a follow up to an earlier presentation by Dr. Al-Satrofie detailing methodologies for the safe use of the internet. Dr. Akbar focused on cyber-crime perpetrated against a variety of groups. He reviewed the various motives and strategies cyber-criminals use. Dr. Akbar presented protection methods that effectively stop all from becoming victims of Internet-based criminal activity.

 

The health event also included a seminar by Dr. Ibrahim Muntha titled 'Home Healthcare for the Elderly'. The presentation focused on the everyday needs and care requirements for seniors. Dr. Muntha reviewed the symptoms and treatments for ailments including: Respiratory, digestive, skeletal, musculoskeletal, urinary tract, dermatological and sensory issues that are prevalent among senior citizens.

 

Trainer Samar Mansour conducted a program titled 'Rationalization of Consumption, A Religious and National Demand'. This presentation was specifically for teachers. The purpose was to enlighten participants about the concepts and benefits of spreading Islamic teachings and culture. Mr. Mansour explained the role that modern media has on Islamic consumption.

 

King Khalid University is so pleased to present such a diverse menu of useful activities and seminars for the health awareness and education initiative. We hope that this annual event will continue to reach more people and provide valuable services to the community.

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