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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.

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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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Inter-agency collaboration critical in protection of oil assets – Stakeholders


Stakeholders in the security sector on Friday in Abuja, stressed the need for inter-agency collaboration in the protection of Nigeria’s crude oil and gas assets.

The stakeholders spoke as discussants at the two-day 13th National Security Seminar, organised by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the seminar which commenced on Thursday, had as its theme ‘Curbing Oil Theft and Illegal Crude Oil Refining in Nigeria’.

Speaking on the topic, ‘Protection of Critical Oil and Gas Infrastructure in Nigeria: Issues and challenges’, the discussants were unanimous in calling for joint action and collaboration of security agencies in protecting crude oil and gas resources and other national assets.

NAN reports that the lecture was delivered by Dr Benito Eze, an Assistant Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

According to AVM Sayo Olatunde, one of the discussants, there is need for collaboration and jointness in operations to effe
ctively safeguard the resources.

He identified bad governance, abject poverty and unemployment as some of the root causes of attacks on the oil and gas assets in the country.

Mr Kamoru Busari, another discussant from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, said that community-based security outfits should be deployed in protecting oil assets because of their knowledge of the terrain.

Busari said this would eliminate strife from local communities and vandalism of oil infrastructure.

He also recommended the use of technology to reduce person-to-person interface, and the utilisation of hydrocarbon fingerprinting in tracing the origin of crude oil products.

Also, Prof. A.O Ahmed, Provost CSRS NDC, said poverty and hunger have contributed to the damages being recorded of oil and gas facilities.

He added that the degradation of the environment due to exploration activities and oil spills has deprived communities of access to their traditional methods of livelihood.

According to him, this has led to hunger and d
rug abuse among youths in oil producing communities.

‘There is therefore the need to tackle poverty and other factors if we are serious about protecting our crude oil and gas and other national assets,’ he added.

Earlier, Eze in his lecture said that protection of oil and gas infrastructure was necessary, just as the safeguarding of communities from man-made and natural disasters.

He said the government should deploy special equipment, and create a forum to ensure unlimited cooperation with locals.

Eze also said there should be a robust framework for arrests, investigation and prosecution, as well as coordination and synergy among security agencies.

He recommended collaboration among relevant formal and private security agencies, including the armed forces and intelligence services to stem crude oil theft.

According to him, there should also be improved relationships between oil producing communities and International Oil Companies to protect oil and gas assets in the country.

Source: News Agency of N
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LASG equips 1,400 prospective retirees for seamless retirement


The Lagos State Government has equipped over 1,400 prospective retirees with the necessary knowledge and information to navigate their retirement processes seamlessly.

Mr Bode Agoro, Head of Service (HoS), Lagos Sate Government, said this at the 26th Retirement Documentation seminar for prospective retirees of the state public service, organised by the Lagos Pension Commission (LASPEC) on Friday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the prospective retirees were those due for retirement between July and December.

Agoro, represented by Mr Abdulrafiu Fasola, Secretary, Lagos State Housing Board, said that the seminar was a crucial step to transition to a well deserved and fulfilling retirement after years of dedicated service.

He implored the prospective retirees to quicken the process of their clearance from the appropriate Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to ease further processing of their retirement benefits by LASPEC.

The HoS noted that retirement was eminent in the life o
f any worker and that in the public service, it came as either having attained 60 years or meritorious service of 35 years.

‘Take advantage of the opportunities that will be provided by this forum, which serves as a testament in supporting you in the journey to the new chapters of your lives.

‘As you prepare to embark on the new phase of life, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your numerous contributions; individually and collectively to the growth and development of the state.

‘I congratulate you in advance, on your successful transition into retirement and encourage you to cherish memories, celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to the new challenges that await you in retirement,’ he said.

Agoro lauded the management and staff of LASPEC for always providing helpful information and guidance to the retirees, as well as being effective in the discharge of their duties.

In his remark, Mr Afolabi Ayantayo, Commissioner for Establishments and Training, said the state government had con
tinuously prioritised the welfare and interests of pensioners in the public service.

Ayantayo noted that the state does so, by ensuring the prompt payment of pension obligations within the available limited resources.

‘Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has shown his commitment to the financial freedom of retirees in the state, by ensuring the monthly payment of retirement obligations.

‘The Lagos State Government is dedicated to maintaining its leading role in the Nigerian pension industry, by its goal to promptly pay retirees’ pensions upon disengagement from the public service,’ he stated.

The commissioner charged the prospective retirees to ensure that all pertinent documentation had been submitted by their MDAs and their personnel files accurate, adding that addressing these matters after retirement may prove challenging.

‘I also wish to advise you to embrace the joy and challenges of this new phase of life. Be wary of fraudsters and seek advice from competent and reliable sources.

‘In this regard, please do n
ot hesitate to contact LASPEC or the Ministry of Establishments and Training, should you require clarifications or advice regarding the modalities surrounding your retirement benefit matters.

‘I congratulate every prospective retiree present and wish you all the best. I pray that God will give you good health to enjoy your retirement,’ he said.

Earlier in his welcome address, Mr Babalola Obilana, Director-General, LASPEC said the commission brought in experts and professionals to guide the prospective retirees through the important aspects of their retirement documentation, to help them make well-informed decisions.

Obilana stated that by planning and documenting their pre-retirement affairs meticulously, the prospective retirees were taking a significant step toward ensuring that their retirement years were successful.

He noted that retirement could be a time of immense joy and fulfillment, but could also pose challenges.

He said, ‘Retirement is not an end, but a new beginning and a time to explore pass
ions and spend quality time with loved ones.

‘It is also a time to pursue dreams that were unfulfilled during working years due to time constraints.’

NAN reports that the seminar covered a range of topics related to pre-retirement documentation, financial planning, legal considerations and healthcare, among others.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Body of Benchers’ll enforce discipline in legal profession – Awomolo


The Body of Benchers (BoB) will not fail in its duty to apply the Rules and enforce discipline no matter the status, position or rank of any legal practitioner involved.

The Body of Benchers is a statutory Body established by the Legal Practitioners Act, 1962 (as amended), Cap. L11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Section 3 of the Act stipulates that the Body of Benchers is the Legal Body of Practitioners of the highest distinction in the legal profession, which shall be responsible for the formal call to the Bar of persons seeking to become legal practitioners as well as disciplining of erring lawyers.

Chairman of the BoB, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, made this known in his key-note address at the ongoing 2024 Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) on Thursday in Abuja.

The law week is with theme: `Developing the Law to Attain National Stability and Development’.

He noted that corruption has reached alarming proportions in the legal profession and that the prac
tice permits both the Inner and the Outer Bars.

‘It is commonly believed that my colleagues of the Inner Bar perpetrate and involve themselves in unwholesome practices with impunity.

‘I have challenged those I read and knew their authors on social media and I am waiting for proof on any of these allegations.

‘There is need for all of us to be conversant with the Rules of Professional Conduct at the Bar published in 2023 and that are fundamental provisions that are a complete departure from all the previous Rules.

Awomolo, said that attainment of national stability and development can only be happen when the proper and the right instrumentality of the law is enacted, faithfully implemented, obeyed and enforced.

He noted that the law was only meaningful when it addresses the common goal of government of the people, by the people and for the people.

He said that Nigeria has remained stagnated, poorly governed, and underdeveloped because of a deficit in the quality of governance by the people we elected int
o political offices, and those appointed into public offices.

‘The country’s problems include a dysfunctional socio-political structure, entrenched corruption, and an unproductive economy hence there is a dispute over whether Nigeria is a failed State.

‘The late Fela Kuti’s words in his popular song ‘Suffering and Smiling’ perfectly capture the Nigerian experience, highlighting the fact that problems persist, and continue to evolve in various forms.

‘The country’s problems are not solved, but rather persisted.

‘This has led to huge economic loss, massive brain drain and high loss of majority of Nigerian’s vibrant, intellectual and active youth in what is called the ‘Japa’ Syndrome.

‘The effect of this unfortunate demographic loss in human resources manifest mostly in professional and technical sectors and industries because of the unemployment of educated and skilled youths”.

Also speaking, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Chris Uche said Nigerians had lost hope in the legal profession.

Uche, who was th
e Chairman of the event said the lecture would afford his learned brothers the opportunity to have a rethink and help the society.

‘People have lost hope in this our profession, so we want to see how our gathering today will help to give us hope as lawyers.

‘It has always been said that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man, but in recent times in this country that has become very debatable.

‘This is an opportunity as practitioners to see how we can use the law to help the society, to help the country and also to help ourselves,” he added.

He, therefore, urged participants to be in the right frame of mind, have the right spirit to consume and to receive and to impact positively on the society.

Mr Afam Okeke, the Chairman of the Unity Branch in his address of welcome said the annual event was part of providing a platform to celebrate the vital role of lawyers in our society.

‘It’s a time to reflect on our achievements, and contributions to the national discourse, and address challenges on our
way to greater impact.

‘The theme `Developing the Law to Attain National Stability and Development’ affords us the opportunity to evaluate our roles in upholding the rule of law and its impact on our society.

‘Through this theme, we will once more be reminded of our shared commitment to justice, fairness, and the protection of fundamental rights”.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Nigeria’ll continue to play strategic roles in Africa- Tinubu


President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria will continue to play strategic roles in the affairs of the African continent at all times.

Tinubu said this on Friday while receiving the letters of credence from the Ambassadors of Egypt, Pakistan and Greece in Abuja.

He said that Nigeria would continue to play its role as the stabiliser on the continent towards ensuring lasting peace and progress.

Receiving a letter of credence from the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mohamed Ahmed, Tinubu said both countries would emphasise on global peace and stability through collaboration within international organizations, such as the UN.

The President noted that since establishing diplomatic relations in 1961, Nigeria and Egypt had collaborated on key international priorities, including promoting regional peace, security, and stability.

Acknowledging Egypt’s role towards a truce in the crisis in Gaza, Tinubu said: ”We need to do more. Stability in the region is of paramount importance.”

Ambassador Ahmed conveyed President Ab
del Fattah el-Sisi’s willingness to bolster economic partnership with Nigeria, emphasizing Egypt’s interest in increasing trade and investments between the two countries.

”We need to complement each other on investments. Many Egyptian companies are interested in coming to Nigeria to invest,” the Egyptian Ambassador said.

In discussions with retired Maj.-Gen. Sohail Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Tinubu described the Ambassador’s military background as invaluable for exchanging ideas to expand security and defence cooperation.

”We must do more to stop extremists. We need to enhance our collaboration and exchange of ideas and knowledge in these areas.

”As a government, we will keep an open-door policy with countries and development partners on enhancing cooperation on security, economy, education, and the information and communication technology sector,” the President said.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan noted the demographic similarities between the two countries and expressed a desire to el
evate the relationship to new heights.

”Pakistan has the fifth largest population in the world while Nigeria is the sixth largest. We have a significant youth population, and our national flags are similar.

‘I would like to take our relationship to a new level, from strength to strength,” the High Commissioner said.

In a separate meeting with Ambassador Athanasios Kotsionis of Greece, Tinubu reiterated his administration’s commitment to an open-door policy that encouraged collaboration and progress.

He restated Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Greece and building bridges of cooperation to address common challenges.

The President assured the Greece Ambassador of Nigeria’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to socio-economic growth and development.

”Nigeria and Greece have good historic ties. We have shared priorities, including promoting democracy, and there is room to expand cooperation.

”The economic situation in Africa and Europe is still very unbalanced
. We should build on the opportunities from our challenges and strengthen relations between the two countries.

”What I expect is an improvement in the relationship between both countries, and I look forward to us working on that.

”Our government is about renewed hope. Nigeria will continue to play its role as a stabilizer on the continent,” the President said.

Kotsionis outlined Greece’s efforts to finalise agreements with Nigeria in the areas of tourism, scientific exchange, technology, and maritime.

”We are ready to sign the agreements with Nigeria as soon as they are ready.

‘There is a lot to be done between the two countries, and we will need the support of your government.

‘We hope to achieve incredible things in Nigeria during my stay,” the Ambassador said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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1st anniversary: Group rallies support for Tinubu’s administration


The Frontier for Accountability and Democracy Development (FADD) has urged Nigerians to continue to give President Bola Tinubu’s administration the needed support to succeed.

FADD is a coalition of Civil Society Organisations which has diligently followed the trajectory of service delivery of Tinubu’s administration since inception.

Mr Abdulsalam Kazeemas, FADD convener, made this call in Abuja at news conference in commemoration of Tinubu’s first anniversary.

Kazeem rated some ministers high for exceptional performance.

According to him, Tinubu has demonstrated that his government places premium priority on the felt needs of its citizen.

‘No other government stirred up the hopes of Nigerians like the Tinubu administration with the Renewed Hope Agenda.

‘Tinubu as a deft, adroit and exceptional leader knows the most important task he needs to tackle in order to surmount the myriad of daunting challenges facing Nigerians.”

Kazeemas said the president carefully selected ministers with vision and able aid
es to assist in building the great Nigerian of our dream.

‘One year down the line, we are already beginning to record visible progress, with some ministers standing out as exceptional performers in their respective ministries.

‘President’s choice of Bello Matawalle as Minister of State for Defence, Nyesom Wike as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Dele Alake as Minister of Solid Minerals Development, is laudable.

‘Dave Umahi as Minister of Works, Abdullahi Gwarzo as Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Olubunmi Tunji Ojo as Minister of Interior and Hannatu Musawa as Minister for Arts, Culture and Creative Economy can best be described as placing square pegs in square holes.”

He said that with Matawalle’s all-round support, the Nigerian military had made gains in the fight against bandits especially in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kaduna states

‘Matawalle’s firm leadership has reverberated across the entire length and breadth of the nation resulting in the restoration of peace
in the troubled Niger-Delta which has helped strengthen Nigeria’s economy with an increase in crude oil production.

‘The Boko Haram terrorists in the North-Eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are rapidly falling to the superior fighting power of the Nigerian military and businesses are rapidly springing back to life again.

‘Matawelle deploys strategic approach to defence policies and initiatives aimed at strengthening the capabilities of the armed forces.’

According to him, better days are ahead of Nigerians in terms of security and the nation’s territorial integrity will never be challenged by outlaws again.

Kazeemas said that Wike embarked on an array of infrastructural projects across the city centre and the satellite towns of the FCT.

He said that before the coming of Wike, Abuja was almost a ghost city with no proper street lights while huge potholes and craters dotted major streets and roads in the city but now reverse is the case.

‘The Abuja light rail project is near 95 per cent completion
and he has reiterated his commitment to reaching 100 per cent completion before the end of May.

‘This rapid progress has been achieved because Wike is not just an arm chair minister, but a field worker who rolls up his arms and gets under the sun or rain to inspect projects firsthand.’

He said that Tunji-Ojo had set a new standard for optimal service delivery in all agencies of the ministry.

‘Tunji-Ojo also leveraged on innovative technology to resolve the seemingly unresolved crisis of the issuance of Nigerian passport and visa by simplifying the process with the unveiling of enhanced e-passport facilities in key Nigerian embassies across Europe and in the North America.

‘As a result of Tunji-Ojo’s strategic thinking, the introduction and installation of e-Gates across all the five international airports in Nigeria has taken effect.

‘Tunji-Ojo has equally achieved a first of its kind release of 4,000 inmates from correctional centres across the nation while commensurate salaries for the personnel of Nig
erian paramilitary agencies have been worked out,’ he said.

He urged the ministers to keep up their good works and strive towards ensuring that the country met its goals and vision for the future.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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2024 Hajj: NAHCON’s advance team departs for Saudi, Sunday


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says a group of 43 Advance Team of the commission will on Sunday depart Abuja for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to mark the commencement of the 2024 pilgrimage.

Malam Mousa Ubandanwaki, Deputy Director, Information and Publications, Division, NAHCON, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission had scheduled May 15 for the inaugural flight for the 2024 hajj.

Ubandanwaki explained that the team made up of 35 NAHCON officials and eight Medical Personnel would be in Saudi Arabia for the final preparation to receive the first set of Nigerian pilgrims from Kebbi State, who would be arriving the Kingdom on May 15.

He said that the Executive Chairman of NAHCON, Malam Jalal Arabi, while addressing the team urged them to live up to expectation by discharging their duties in accordance with their mandate.

Arabi noted that the performance of the team could make or mar the success of the exercise.

‘ Y
ou are the first point of call or contact with the pilgrims. Their impression and perception of your action or activities will go a long way towards assessing the commission.

‘If you get it right, we get it right and on the contrary, if you get it wrong, the rest will just be about crisis management.

‘Therefore, you must be up and doing in order to earn our reward here and that of Allah in the Hereafter, for treating His Guests well.

‘They are the reason you are there, so at every point in time, make sure you attend or treat them with courtesy and respect,’ he said.

Arabi, however, warned that the commission would take drastic step against anyone who may be reported to have deviated from the rules of engagement.

The NAHCON boss stated that he would not hesitate to recall any staff accused of dereliction of duties.

He further called on them to ‘take the admonition seriously’ stressing, ‘the bar has been raised and the expectation is high’.

‘ You have been carefully selected because of the trust we have
in you and as such, you need to brace up.

‘ Laxity and procrastination will not be tolerated.’

Arabi also stressed the need for the medical personnel to respect their patients and pilgrims ‘ on whose essence they were going there.

Responding on behalf of the team, Alhaji Ibrahim Mahmud, who is the Madina Coordinator, expressed appreciation to the management for the trust and confidence reposed in them.

He assured of their determination and readiness to make this year’s hajj more successful than the previous years.

‘We will ensure that pilgrims get value for money and also do everything possible that pilgrims perform their Hajj rites without hitches Insha Allah.’

NAN reports the team is to organise and coordinate the reception, accommodation, feeding and transportation, health and general welfare of the pilgrim held in the Holy land throughout the Hajj period.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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NNPC Ltd., First EandP JV empower NGOs with N53.4m


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) and First Exploration and Production Limited (First EandP) Joint venture (JV) have donated N53 million to some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country.

The NNPC Ltd. said the donation was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Mr Bala Wunti, Chief Upstream Investment Officer (CUIO), NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services (NUIMS), on Friday in Abuja, during the cheques presentation ceremony expressed gratitude to First E and P for initiating the laudable programme.

Wunti, in a statement by Olufemi Soneye, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd. said under the JV’s Impact First Initiative, the donation, targeted towards enhancing societal welfare, would address areas of healthcare and well-being, quality education and economic growth.

Wunti, represented by the Deputy Manager, External Relations, NUIMS, Mrs Edith Lawson, highlighted NNPC Ltd.’s belief in the power of CSR.

He emphasised that the C
ompany remained committed to working with its partners to impact the lives of the less-privileged.

Wunti said under the initiative, projects and programmes executed included the provision of classrooms, ICT Centres, laboratories and other infrastructural intervention projects, scholarships, quiz competitions, skill acquisitions and economic empowerment.

According to him, it is a testimony to NNPC’s dedication to fostering sustainable development in Nigeria.

He described First E and P’s foresight and leadership as commendable, adding that the partner has spearheaded the initiative towards meaningful change that would ensure a better future for all Nigerians.

The beneficiaries of the donation included the Irede Foundation, which provides custom-made artificial limbs to child amputees aged 0-18 and Human Development Initiative (HDI).

This focuses on tackling fundamental issues of poverty, injustice, neglect, deprivation, and equality among vulnerable people.

Others were the OISA Foundation, which transform
s lives through interventions in the education and healthcare sectors; Cerebral Palsy Center, which renders support to families with children with cerebral palsy.

The beneficiaries also included the Niola Cancer Care Foundation, which organises awareness talks and screens communities for colon cancer.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria