507 FETP: Public Health Programs
Saudi Arabia has a strong public health program targeting towards provision of  primary health care, control of high priority
diseases (tuberculosis,  immunizable diseases, malaria, diabetes mellitus, cancer, hypertension, obesity  etc.) and
environmental health. As majority of the graduates of the program are  likely to work in one of these programs, getting a
firsthand exposure to these  programs, will enable to the residents to be more prepared for their future  assignments.

Objectives:
On completion of this unit, the student will be able to comprehend:
the structure, functions, strengths and weaknesses of public health programs in  Saudi Arabia
current epidemiological concerns of priority public health diseases and other  issues

Programs to be covered:
Major public health programs of Saudi Arabia including
Malaria Control Program
Tuberculosis control Program
Leishsmaniasis, HIV,
Smoking Control?
Environmental Protection
Reproductive Health
Immunisation
Child Health
Diabetes control
Premarital screening
Cardiovascular disease control
Neonatal screening
Health education and information

Teaching Strategy:
The training program will consist of visits to local, regional and central  offices of the concerned health programs and brief
attachments to one of them  for each resident. The training will be shared with managers and planners of  these health
programs at various levels, to acquaint the residents with the  current status of these programs in the country.

Course Assessment:
This program contribute 100 marks to the final evaluation, and will be based on  attendance and active participation during
the visit, and will be evaluated by  coordinator of this unit.
Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Health in Saudi Arabia
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