Le KFSH&RC se classe comme marque de soins de santé la plus valorisée en Arabie Saoudite et au Moyen-Orient

RIYAD, Arabie Saoudite, 03 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le KFSH&RC (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre) se classe en tête du secteur de la santé en Arabie Saoudite et au Moyen-Orient, et se distingue pour la deuxième année comme la marque de soins de santé la plus valorisée dans ces régions. Selon les rapports de Brand Finance pour 2024, la marque s’est classée 9e en Arabie Saoudite et 28e au Moyen-Orient. De plus, le KFSH&RC se distingue comme unique hôpital au monde à figurer parmi les dix marques les plus valorisées dans le pays.

Le rapport de Brand Finance révèle que la valeur de marque du KFSH&RC a augmenté de 31 %, dépassant 5,6 milliards de riyals saoudiens, soit l’équivalent de 1,5 milliard de dollars. Cette augmentation est le résultat de l’engagement inébranlable de l’hôpital qui cherche à intégrer les derniers traitements médicaux et technologies, et à fournir des soins médicaux spécialisés conformes aux normes internationales les plus récentes.

M. Muhannad Kadi, directeur des communications et du marketing d’entreprise, revient pour nous sur cette reconnaissance mondiale dont bénéficie le KFSH&RC : « Ce succès illustre parfaitement l’engagement de l’hôpital pour atteindre les normes de qualité les plus élevées et offrir des soins d’exception, et reflète également la valeur importante qu’il offre à ses bénéficiaires. » Il souligne que la position de l’hôpital parmi les dix marques les plus valorisées d’Arabie Saoudite met en évidence non seulement sa rentabilité, mais également l’impact positif des changements en cours dans le secteur de la santé du pays.

Au cours de l’année écoulée, le KFSH&RC a franchi plusieurs étapes importantes qui ont contribué de manière significative à améliorer la solidité et la réputation de son image de marque. Cela inclut notamment la réalisation de quatre expériences révolutionnaires dans le domaine de la médecine spatiale, la réalisation de la première transplantation hépatique entièrement robotisée au monde et le lancement d’un service d’analyse rapide des données de séquençage du génome complet, accessible à tous les bénéficiaires. En outre, le KFSH&RC a célébré le traitement réussi de 100 patients atteints de leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë, preuve de nos capacités médicales avancées et de notre engagement dans les soins aux patients.

Dans la lignée du plan Saudi Vision 2030 et de ses programmes de transformation initiés par Son Altesse Royale, le Prince héritier et le Premier ministre, qui visent à renforcer la position du Royaume sur le plan international et à en faire un centre en matière de soins de santé, le KFSH&RC a été classé comme le meilleur centre médical universitaire au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique. Il s’est également hissé à la 20e place du classement des 250 meilleurs hôpitaux au monde par Brand Finance pendant deux années consécutives, en 2023 puis en 2024. Il figure également dans le classement des 250 meilleurs hôpitaux au monde publié par le magazine Newsweek.

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KFSH&RC Classificado como a Melhor Marca de Cuidados de Saúde da Arábia Saudita e Oriente Médio

RIADE, Arábia Saudita, May 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O KFSH&RC lidera o setor de saúde do Reino da Arábia Saudita e do Oriente Médio, reconhecido como a marca de saúde mais valiosa nessas regiões pelo segundo ano. De acordo com os relatórios do Brand Finance de 2024, ficou em 9o lugar na Arábia Saudita e em 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.

O Brand Finance Report mostra que o valor da marca KFSH&RC aumentou 31%, excedendo 5,6 bilhões de riais sauditas, o equivalente a US$ 1,5 bilhão. Esse aumento é o resultado do compromisso inabalável do hospital em incorporar as mais recentes tecnologias e tratamentos médicos e fornecer atendimento médico especializado que atenda aos mais recentes padrões internacionais.

Refletindo sobre o reconhecimento global do KFSH&RC, o Sr. Muhannad Kadi, Diretor de Comunicações Corporativas e Marketing, comentou: “Esta conquista ressalta a dedicação do hospital em alcançar os mais altos padrões de qualidade e fornecer cuidados de saúde excelentes, bem como o valor significativo que oferece aos seus beneficiários.” Ele enfatizou que a posição do hospital entre as dez marcas mais valiosas da Arábia Saudita não apenas ressalta sua eficácia, mas também o impacto positivo das transformações em andamento do setor de saúde do Reino.

No ano passado, o KFSH&RC alcançou vários marcos notáveis que contribuíram significativamente para a força e reputação da sua marca. Isso inclui a realização de quatro experimentos inovadores em medicina espacial, a realização do primeiro transplante de fígado totalmente robótico do mundo e o lançamento de um serviço rápido de análise de sequenciamento de genoma completo disponível para todos os beneficiários. Além disso, o KFSH&RC celebrou o tratamento bem-sucedido de 100 pacientes com leucemia linfoblástica de células T, um testemunho da nossa capacidade médica avançada e dedicação ao atendimento do paciente.

De acordo com a Saudi Vision 2030 e seus programas de transformação, iniciados por Sua Alteza Real, o Príncipe Herdeiro e o Primeiro-Ministro – que visam melhorar a posição global do Reino e estabelecê-lo como um centro de saúde – o KFSH&RC foi classificado como o melhor Centro Médico Acadêmico do Oriente Médio e da África. Também garantiu o 20º lugar globalmente por dois anos consecutivos, 2023 e 2024, de acordo com o relatório Global Top 250 Hospitals da Brand Finance. Além disso, ele foi classificado entre os melhores hospitais do mundo do 250 Best Hospitals in the World da revista Newsweek.

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Scholar advocates literacy development plan to address learning poverty

A scholar, Mr Namse Udosen has called on the federal and state governments to develop a Literacy Development Plan to effectively address the learning poverty in the country. Udosen, a master's student of international education and development, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigerian on Friday. He argued that Nigeria and its federating states have been struggling with literacy development for years without success, due to lack of concrete plan to address the challenge in primary schools. He said that so far, no state in Nigeria has a literacy development plan, stressing the need for government at all levels to develop the plan to improve learning outcomes in basic schools. According to him, the plan, if developed, will guide primary education delivery system, and ensure that the right human and material resources are deployed to improve reading instructions. 'It will also assist in improving literacy rates by effectively utilising metho dologies based on acceptably defined knowledge parameters and empirical processes. 'The literacy development plan policy will equally serve as a valuable resource for designing in-service teacher training.' He also stressed the need to align literacy goals in the Universal Basic Education Policy with pedagogy, teacher training, learning resources, school plants and local cultures at the state level in Nigeria. He said that the national and states' Policy on Education were designed to inculcate literacy, numeracy, and effective communication skills in pupils, but lacked the needed quantitative indicators that align with the policy objectives. Udosen said that the current National Policy on Basic Education and the State Basic Education Policies needed to be more specific about teaching aids and other instructional materials design and development. According to him, basic education teachers can only develop pupils' reading and critical thinking skills effectively, if they understand the constructs associate d with literacy instruction. He also urged education planners in the country to work with language experts to develop orthographies of different languages to guide curriculum design. 'Literacy assessment tools should also be designed in different languages for different basic education levels. 'This will help measure the achievement of set targets, guide instruction, and provide remediation for students with divergent learning abilities. 'The governments should also create supplementary materials with local stories and cultural references that align with the national curriculum and provide high-quality teaching materials for all,' he said. The scholar also stressed the need to collect data on student learning outcomes, teacher implementation, and programme costs to monitor literacy improvement. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

NBTE, NAPTIN, unveil e-learning platform to grow quality assurance assessors

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) have unveiled an assessor e-learning training platform, aimed at institutionalising the Nigerian Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). Prof. Idris Bugaje, the Executive Secretary of NBTE, speaking in Abuja on Thursday, said the platform would help in fast tracking the training of assessors for global best practices. He explained that the Quality Assurance Assessor (QAA) e-learning platform would offer quality certification and as well raise the standards of the country in the area of quality assurance. 'This is a major milestone because at the moment we have very low number of assessors and skills trainers' required proper assessment. 'Even those in the informal sector that have to be given the Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) of assessment will also require the training. 'Three years ago, Nigeria has only 1,400 assessors, today we have just 3,000. Our counterpart in Africa like Ethiopia has at the mome nt 37,000. 'So, we have a long way to go and we felt the e- platform will be the fastest way to fast track the training of these assessors,' he said. Bugaje called on the polytechnics that have keyed into the skills training to get their lecturers, instructors and technologists on board to become certified QAA. He lamented the skills certification issued by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Ministry of Labour, saying they were below the minimum benchmark for certification. 'We are also hoping that in the nearest future technical colleges at the tertiary level, all the technical teachers must also undertake this QAA so that they will be able to facilitate skills training. 'This is not politically motivated skill trainers which yield no nationally acceptable certificate. All skills training being organised these days by the ITF and Ministry of Labour does not also reach the benchmark. 'The ITF skills programme is not in line with the NSQF, the ministry of labour is also guilty of the same wrong p ractices by the issues of trade test. 'We have made a call several times that Nigeria government should delist trade test from skills qualifications in the country. 'This is because the curriculum of trade test is developed by the federal ministry of labour, examinations, trainers and even the certificate is carried out by the ministry of labour. 'Therefore it falls short of international standards. We will like to call on the ministry of labour, ITF and other agencies to embrace the Nigerian skills Qualification Framework approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since 2013,'he added. He called on Nigerians especially those in the skill sector to key into the platform which is at minimum cost. On his part, Mr Ahmed Nagode, Director-General, National Power Training institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) said that the e-leaning courses tackled Unit 1 of the Nigerian Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). According to him, the course focuses on the core principles and practices of assessment. Nagode said th at by the end of the programme, learners would gain a comprehensive understanding of principles and concepts of assessment and the different methods of assessment. 'It will provide effective planning strategies for assessments, the importance of involving learners and stakeholders in the assessment process. 'Providing constructive feedback and making informed assessment decisions maintaining quality assurance in assessments. 'Managing information effectively throughout the assessment process and legal consideration and good practices in assessment, ''he said. Nagode said that the e-learning offered a multitude of benefits as it facilitated flexible learning allowing participants to access course materials and complete modules at their own pace, irrespective of location. Meanwhile, Dr Walter Olatunde, Project Director, Tech Systems, commended the organisation's efforts at improving the quality of education in the country through technology and skills education. Olatunde said that the platform would offer opportunities for increased number of Nigerians to have increase access to training. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Insecurity: Defence Chief advocates closer collaboration between military, NIA

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, has called for stronger collaboration between the military and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) towards addressing the prevailing security challenges confronting the nation. Musa made the call on Thursday during a courtesy visit to the Director General of NIA, Amb. Ahmed Rufai at the NIA Headquarters in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, on Thursday in Abuja. He emphasised the need to continue to bolster collaboration within the country's security apparatus in addressing the national security challenges. The CDS commended the NIA boss for his exemplary leadership and commitment to national service. He said the agency had continued to provide invaluable support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and called for the adoption of cutting-edge technology to effectively combat insecurity. Musa reiterated the readiness of the armed forces to collaborate closely for the grea ter good of the nation. He stressed the imperative of addressing security challenges with determination, emphasising the role of fairness, good governance, and related factors in safeguarding national security. In his response, the Director-General of NIA, Amb. Rufai, underscored the importance of teamwork and cooperation in advancing the nation's interests. He reiterated the agency's mandate to safeguard the country's interests and emphasized the necessity of collaboration among security agencies. He also acknowledged the challenges facing security agencies but urged them not to waver in their commitment to their duties. Rufai lauded the defence chief for his dedication to duty and highlighted the mutually beneficial relationship between NIA and AFN, particularly in staff training initiatives. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Commission urges airlines to protect rights of PWD

The Anambra Disability Rights Commission has called on local airlines to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Mr Chukwuka Ezewuzie , the commission's chairman, made the plea at a press conference in Abuja on Friday. He alleged that some local airlines had been discriminating against PWD with impunity. Ezewuzie cited an incident, which involved him in 2019, where an airliner insisted that he must produce a travel companion before he could board a plane from Abuja to Anambra. Ironically, the chairman said, he boarded the same airline to Abuja without a companion for the conference he attended. ' I told them that i have travelled alone unsupervised to 21 countries through 50 airports around the world, without a travel companion, they refused to allow me travel alone. ' This caused me to spend more money in securing another ticket with a different airline that did not require a travel companion,' he said. Ezewuzie said the purpose of the press conference was to draw the attention of loca l airlines to the special needs of PWD. ' It is also to call on the airlines to respect the federal laws, respect the provisions of the international convention of the rights of PWD community. ' To respect the resolution of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that is the umbrella organisation for all the airlines around the world. ' Also, we want the domestic airlines in Nigeria to pay attention to the law of the land, to the needs of PWD community and to the rule of the organisation they subscribe to,'' he said. The chairman called on stakeholders to work assiduously toward eliminating all forms of barriers to accessing air transportation by PWD. ' The World Health Organisation has estimated that more than 1.3 billion people live with some form of disability, which constitutes approximately 16 per cent of the world's population. ' The airline commitment to accessible air transport was reaffirmed at the 2019 IATA Annual General Meeting , when IATA members approved a Resolution on PWD comm unity. ' The UN Convention on the rights of PWD community requires its parties to take appropriate measures , so that PWD community have access. 'They should have access on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation and others, both in the urban and rural areas,'' he said. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Degree mills: FG to flush out fake certificate holders

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman has pledged to flush out persons in public and private organisations working with fake certificates. Mamman made this known while speaking in Abuja on Friday when he received the report of an Inter-Ministerial Investigative Committee on Degree Certificate Milling from the Chairman of the committee, Prof. Jubrila Amin. The News Agency of Nigeria report that the minister of education on Jan. 9, inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Committee to examine the veracity of allegations of degrees racketeering within both foreign and local private universities. The committee was mandated to review the role of any MDAs or its officials in facilitation of the recognition and procurement of fake certificates in question. Mamman, who expressed sadness over what has been uncovered during the investigations, said that the ministry would work with relevant agencies to sanitise the education sector and rid it of any fake tendencies. 'We can't afford to have the integrity of our e ducation soar by some few persons. 'It is possible that some are carrying fake certificates in public and private organisations who needs to be flushed out. This report is a product of a thorough investigation. 'It is sad that someone who should come out from a Nigerian institution with a 2:1 or 2:2 is now parading an international certificate of first class. 'The ministry is determined to take steps to sanitise the system,' he said. He pledged to take decisive role to ensure standards were enshrined in the system saying that 'we can't afford to let down our country when it comes to standards'. Presenting the report, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee, Amin, decried the horrible standards of education in those schools saying that many of those schools awarding degree certificates were an eye saw. Amin said the problems at hand required speedy intervention, recommending that all agencies in the sector must digitise/automate their system. He said that automating the entire education system was a way to go in such a way that you could sit in your office and monitor what is happening in all tertiary institutions. According to him, in the course of our investigation, we realise that the present programme of accreditation and evaluation of results is inadequate. He called for more universities in the country, saying that more universities to train PhD holders would help a lot rather than Nigerians going outside in search of certificates while ending up getting fake certificates. He therefore, urged the National Universities Commission (NUC) to pay more attention to institutions offering part time or sandwich programmes so we don't have a repeat of 2017 saga of centres offering unaccredited courses. 'People go and get fake degrees and we have been to those countries and we know what a proper degree looks like, we know what the fake one looks like. 'We have given it to the ministry to scrutinise anyone presenting a certificate from those institutions and anything else is fake. 'it is up to the minist ry to find out people with fake certificates and deal with them in whatever way they derm fit,' he said Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Press freedom not license to spread fake news, Minister says

Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, says press freedom is not a license for practitioners to spread fake news, misinformation and disinformation. Idris stated this on Friday in Abuja while responding to questions from Journalists at the joint Ministerial Press Briefing in celebration of the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). Idris explained that the safety of Journalists is a global challenge and not peculiar to Nigeria. He stressed that the press in Nigeria was largely free. 'The fact that the press briefing is holding in an amicable atmosphere is a testimony to that fact. 'I can tell you that there is no Journalist in the life of this administration that has been killed, jailed or sent on exile. 'You may want to refer to some incidences that happened in the past, not in this administration, but we have also worked to address them in a way that is also responsible. 'There is no way you can take away responsibility in journalism. Your freedom to express yourself e nds where another person's freedom begins. 'If you spread falsehood, misinformation, disinformation and fake news, there is no way it can be called press freedom. Press freedom is not the same thing as spreading falsehood and misinformation. 'I had earlier talked about patriotism, responsible journalism and love for nation. It is our responsibility to ensure that this country is safe, united and peaceful. 'Always have it at the back of your mind that you are reporting so that the society can learn. So, responsible journalism not only enables you to report factually, honestly and transparently, but also challenges you to maintain the integrity and sanctity of your own country,' Idris said. The minister explained that a journalist should not tear his country apart 'just because he wants to talk about press freedom'. He said the administration of Tinubu had consistently advocated for direct foreign investments into the country. 'You cannot have your newspapers and radio stations flashing insecurity all the time. You cannot be flashing unpalatable things about your country and expect other people to come and invest in same country. 'I can tell you that once you report factually, honestly and transparently, nobody will invite you to come amd answer questions. 'In Nigeria, the press is largely free, but that freedom would further be consolidated if honesty and transparency is upheld in the manner that we report,' Idris declared. Source: News Agency of Nigeria