Alwaleed Foundation backs health initiative
Jeddah, December 25, 2012
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation has lent his support for a training program named "A physician in every household".
The program, being organised by the Association of Neighborhood Centers in Jeddah Governorate, is a health awareness initiative that serves community members through first aid training in theory and practice.
It aims to raise awareness of how to deal with emergencies, accidents and to rectify the common errors dealing with injuries by trained specialists in partnership with the Saudi Red Crescent Authority and the Ministry of Education.
The program aims to promote knowledge of vital first aid in each house and school, to break the fear barrier of rescuing an injured person by understanding the fundamentals, and methods of first aid, said a statement.
These courses are held in Jeddah for an average of one month for each session, aimed at males and females from the age of 16 and above within schools, centers and some community outreach offices. I hopes to train more than 216.000 people.
The Association of Neighborhood Centers was founded in Makkah in 2004 and is chaired by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Prince of Makkah. Prince Mishaal Bin Majid Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah is the president of the branch council of the association in Jeddah Governorate.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation is chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel is the vice chairperson and the secretary general of the foundation. – TradeArabia News Service