Health Ministers Council

Definition of the Health Ministers' Council For the Cooperation Council States

The Health Ministers' Council for the Cooperation Council States is a regional technical specialized organization with its membership restricted only to the "Cooperation Council States. It enjoys the juridical identity and the administrative and financial independence.

The Council aims at unifying the efforts of its members (Cooperation Council States), strengthening the brotherly ties among them for development of the health services and achieving the highest possible standards of health for the citizens of the Council members.

It works to realize the cooperation and integration in the health fields among the Cooperation Council States. The HMC entertains full capacities and reference required to carry out the objectives included in the statutes which shall not contradict with the statutes of the Cooperation Council.

The mission of the health ministers' council for GCC states is to:

  • Promotion of cooperation & coordination between the Member States in the preventive, curative and rehabilitation fields.
  • Dissemination of health knowledge among the citizens of the region takinginto consideration the social and environmental circumstances, customs and traditions, as well as Islamic rites, concepts and principles.
  • Identify the concept and directions of the different health and scientific issues, unifying and setting the priorities as well as adopting the common executiveprograms in Gulf States such as: family health/environmental health / health planning/ improving health system performance/ quality assurance/ primary health care /health education, - etc.
  • Assessment of the existing healthcare systems and strategies and supporting the experiences in the Gulf States to exchange such achievements among member states.
  • Open channels with the international experiences, coordinate and maintain the cooperation with the Arab and International Organizations in the health fields.
  • Procurement of safe and efficient pharmaceutical products, hospital sundries and equipment of high quality at appropriate prices through central group purchase program and Gulf central registration of pharmaceutical companies and products.
  • Conducting joint field surveys and research for common interest of Gulf States.
  • Organizing conferences, seminars, and training courses to raise the national capacities of the medical cadres.

And other objectives that the Council is doing its best to realize.


The Healthcare Interest Group (HIG) is one of the Saudi Quality Council- Western Region interest established in 2013 by group of health care community's pioneers who devoted their efforts to seed quality culture in health care services.

HIG Mission is to continuously spread the quality culture among the health care providers through professional and educational networking, and to exchange knowledge and expertise of quality applications, implementation and certification within the health care community.

HIG Vision is to be among the pioneers in advancing quality culture in health care services derived from our ethical and professional values and social responsibility and have fingerprint in the quality journey of the health care facilities deploying it in the Western region.

HIG Goals are:

  1. Raise awareness about the necessity of quality implementation in health care services and facilities.
  2. Networking with the health care leaderships, professionals and advocates to advance quality excellence in health care industry and community.
  3. Prominent and active presence or participation in professional events to promote quality culture and its applications in health care services.
  4. Organize and/or co-sponsor health care quality events with interested parties.
  5. Bridging with the public to raise awareness about the quality culture, applications, certifications, rights, and benefits in the health care services offered to them through participation in the social and community activities.

HIG Values Are:

  • Professional volunteering devotion.
  • Considering all health care providers.
  • Team spirit is the drive.
  • Respect diversified cultures & background.
  • Results oriented.


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The Program Office of Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM) is a unique Certificate Course offered by the University of British Columbia Since 2002.

POLQM is a 21-week course Laboratory Quality Management and offered once a year. It is accredited for Continuing Education Credits for Canada and International. The course combines the convenience of on-line at-home study with the learning advantages of active faculty and peer interaction. It has provided an intensive on-line virtual classroom Certificate Course in Laboratory Quality Management for laboratory professionals interested in developing the knowledge and skills to be a medical laboratory Quality Manager.

This course is limited to individuals with established work experience in laboratories to ensure that the level of discussion is maintained at a high and relevant level. Participants regularly include Pathologists, Residents, Graduate Students, Quality Team Members and Managers, Technologists, Administrators and Quality Partner Organizations.

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Saudi Society for Evidence Based Healthcare "Burhan"

The society established in 1429 under the umbrella of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to achieve the vision of reaching the highest professional standards of evidence based healthcare and working to place the society as a scientific reference and home of expertise in the region.

The society mission is to develop the principles and methods of evidence based healthcare and achieve its goals efficiently and effectively. To promote evidence based healthcare culture and advance it from the theory to implementation in the healthcare facilities and to design programs and organize events that support the society in reaching its strategic goals.


The Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry is a young society established officially in 2014 with more than 300 members. In the mid 1990’s, Riyadh Biochemistry group meeting was formed by Dr. Muhammad Al Tufail, PhD, Clinical Chemistry, King Faisal Specialist, as a forum to exchange ideas and information regarding clinical chemistry between all working in the discipline. The group activities continued and expanded to include presentations by local and international experts in national meetings, which opened the door for collaboration and exchange of knowledge. By 2012, a concern between all working in the discipline that an association or a society should be established to be the official body for all clinical chemists working in Saudi Arabia. Shortly after obtaining the approval for establishing the society, an
application was made to join IFCC, which was approved at the council meeting at World Lab in June 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

The main objectives of the society are as follows:

  1. To set professional standards of conduct and practice to the members,
  2. To introduce the work of clinical chemists to the general public,
  3. To handle issues and any concerns related to clinical chemistry at national level such as communicating with the media, Ministry of Health, Saudi Council for Health Specialties-SCFHS…etc)
  4. To dealing with all issues involve clinical chemistry and affect clinical chemists,
  5. To set the standards for competency of professional practice and to provide means of assessment of these standards.
  6. To recognize national and international qualifications of the members.
  7. To establish accredited post graduate programs for members that lead to higher certification levels in clinical chemistry which can be recognized by SCFHS.
  8. To collaborate with other societies and organizations within or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  9. To set symposiums, conferences and workshops in clinical chemistry to the members thought the year.


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