Jeddah’s New Medical School

New medical school nearing completion
New medical school nearing completion

A brand new state of the art medical center and instructional college is nearing completion in northern Jeddah.  The facility could well become the largest of its kind in the entire Middle East.   In addition to being a medical school, future plans also include a nursing and a dental school, as well as training programs in radiology and laboratory.  Diabetes is a major health concern in the KSA.  I was amazed to learn that Saudi Arabia ranks number one in the world in the rate of diabetes.   

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7 Responses to Jeddah’s New Medical School

  1. Mom2Kids says:

    Having seen the posts on delicious desserts and candies elsewhere on your blog I can say I’m ‘shocked, shocked to find diabetes in your nation!’ (h/t Casablanca). The non sweet foods look very starchy (and scrumptious!). Staying thin would seem to require constant portion control.

    Are any Saudis encouraged to low carb diet to control their blood sugars? Have any of the ‘paleo’, ‘organic’ or other dietary trends taken hold there?

  2. Aziza Suliman Ali Sudan physician cardiologist Geriarician,looking for a teaching jobe in Jeddah’s New Medical School says:

    We the Arabs we don’t have the enough awareness of the very valuable role of the primary health care centers as they offer health promotion ,health education,early discover of diseases,therapeutic and also recently rehabilitative care, .This will reduce the incidence of most of the silent killers.

  3. Aziza Suliman Ali Sudan physician cardiologist Geriarician,looking for a teaching jobe in Jeddah’s New Medical School says:

    The high incidence of Diabetes in KSA requires deep attention of Ministry of Health and the necessity of urgent implementation of noncommunicable diseases within the primary health care settings

  4. Hilda says:

    Looks and sounds like a fantastic facility! I love the pillars and the dome. Sure doesn’t look like a medical school.

  5. Marahm says:

    Impressive buildings!

  6. Elaine says:

    I’m surprised by the architecture, because it looks so similar in style to the Classical Revival buildings in 18th century America, like Monticello.

    I’m also surprised by the diabetes statistic.

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