Health Sector Transformation Program

The Health Sector Transformation Program aims to restructure the health sector in Saudi Arabia to be a comprehensive, effective and integrated health system that is based on the health of the individual and society (including the citizen, the resident and the visitor). The Program depends on the principle of value-based care, which ensures transparency and financial sustainability by promoting public health and preventing diseases, in addition to applying the new model of care related to disease prevention. The Program also aims to improve access to health services through optimal coverage and a comprehensive and equitable geographical distribution, expanding the provision of e-health services and digital solutions, as well as improving the quality of health services. It will focus upon the satisfaction of beneficiaries by implementing and following the best evidence-based international standards, establishing and enabling integrated health care systems that cover all regions of the Kingdom by activating meaningful procurement of services and enhancing societal awareness of traffic and safety. The Health Sector Transformation Program also works on harmonizing and coordinating between all health sector entities, VRPs and relevant government entities, in addition to aligning and linking with strategic national goals during the transformation journey.

The Program was established for the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to ensure continued development of healthcare services in Saudi Arabia and focus efforts in this vital sector. This is following the National Transformation Program’s achievement of accomplishments and strategic targets that upgraded the health sector to face challenges related to health services by increasing their quality and efficiency, and the levels of protection against health risks.

Considered one of the strategic dimensions of the National Transformation Program, efforts were exerted in developing the health sector by addressing the novel coronavirus pandemic. The VRPs have also played a key role in the Kingdom’s response to the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic as well as overcoming the crisis and its challenges.

In the previous phase, the health sector has achieved many accomplishments, such as improving the quality and efficiency of health services and facilitating access to them through focusing on digitizing the health sector and launching a package of applications (Sehhaty and Mawid), and increasing the service coverage in all regions of the Kingdom.

In light of the global health systems’ development, the Program will work on enabling comprehensive transformation in the sector and restructuring into a comprehensive, effective and integrated system, based on the health of the individual and the society. It will adopt the principle of value-based care that ensures transparency and improves health services to contribute to raising the satisfaction of beneficiaries. The Program will focus on boosting public health and disease prevention, in addition to improving access to health services through optimal coverage, comprehensive and equitable geographical distribution, and expanding the provision of e-health services.

Chairman of the Program, Minister of Health, Member of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs

H.E. Mr. Fahad Al-Jalajel

Board Members

Deputy Minster of Labor Market Affairs and Human Capital Development

Mr. Ayman Ishaq Afghani

Vice Minister of Transport for Road Affairs

H.E. ​​​​​​Eng. Badr bin Abdullah Al-Dulami

Vice Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al-Sudairy

Assistant Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources for Planning and Development

H.E. Dr. Sami bin Mohammed AlHomod

CEO of the National Guard Health Affairs

H.E. Prof​. Bandar bin Abdulmohsen Al Knawy

President of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority

H.E. Dr. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhey

Chairman of the Steering Committee at the Ministry of Finance

H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih

CEO of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ibrahim Al Fayyadh

General Director of the General Department of Medical Services at the Armed Forces

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Alamry

General Director of the General Department of Medical Services at Ministry of Interior

Gen. Suleiman bin Abdulrahman Al-Dawood​

Secretary General of the Saudi Health Council

Dr. Nahar bin Mezki Al-Azemi

Secretary General of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance

Dr. Shabab bin Saad Al-Ghamdi

Secretary General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Dr. Aws Al Shamsan

President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority

Dr. Jalal bin Mohammed Alowaisi

Deputy Minister for Localization, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

Eng. Majed bin Mohamed Aldahwi

Managing Director of Healthcare Services and Devices at the Ministry of Investment

Samar Al Nassar

CEO of Local Content and Government Procurement Authority

Mr. Abdulrahman Abdullah Alsamari

Key Objectives


Facilitating access to healthcare services


Improving the quality and efficiency of health services


Promoting prevention of health risks


Enhancing traffic safety

Commitments by End of 2025


Of the population, including those in rural areas, will be covered by inclusive health services.


Of the population will be covered by the unified digital medical records system.

Top Achievements

Delivery Plan

Health Sector Transformation Program Delivery Plan

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