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.
H.E. Mr. Fahad Al-Jalajel
Mr. Ayman Ishaq Afghani
H.E. Eng. Badr bin Abdullah Al-Dulami
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al-Sudairy
H.E. Dr. Sami bin Mohammed AlHomod
H.E. Prof. Bandar bin Abdulmohsen Al Knawy
H.E. Dr. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhey
H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al-Furaih
H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ibrahim Al Fayyadh
Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Alamry
Gen. Suleiman bin Abdulrahman Al-Dawood
Dr. Nahar bin Mezki Al-Azemi
Dr. Shabab bin Saad Al-Ghamdi
Dr. Aws Al Shamsan
Dr. Jalal bin Mohammed Alowaisi
Eng. Majed bin Mohamed Aldahwi
Samar Al Nassar
Mr. Abdulrahman Abdullah Alsamari
Facilitating access to healthcare services
Improving the quality and efficiency of health services
Promoting prevention of health risks
Enhancing traffic safety
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.
Saudi Arabia’s health care system has benefited from substantive investment and increased digitization. 90%+ of patients received emergency or urgent medical care within 4 hours of arrival.
Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the construction and maintenance of road infrastructure. The number of road accident deaths in Saudi Arabia has decreased by 55% in 5 years.
Launched in 2022, the SEHA Virtual Hospital is the largest in the world, utilizing the latest innovative technologies to support vital health facilities linked to 130 hospitals and provide 34 specialized services.
345K+ healthcare volunteers have been trained in Saudi Arabia to provide support to hospital staff and raise awareness of healthy habits in their communities.
By improving the quality of health services, promoting preventive care, reducing infectious diseases and encouraging citizens to make use of primary care, the average life expectancy in Saudi Arabia has increased from 74.8 to 75.3 years in four years.
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