By MD RASOOLDEEN
The Second World Congress on Mass-Gathering Medicine will be held in Riyadh on Sept. 21, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Sunday. Dr. Ziad Al-Memish, MOH undersecretary to Public Health, said that the three-day event will be held under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and also thanked the Saudi leadership and Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al- Rabeeah for giving their fullest cooperation in this effort.
Al-Rabeeah has appointed a high-powered committee headed by Al-Memish to make organizational arrangements for the event. It has several sub-committees headed by heads of departments. The conference is expected to be attended by the secretary general of the Arab League, the GCC secretary general, the director-general of the World Health Organization and the regional director of the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Office in Alexandria.
Other attendees will include health ministers from the United States, France, Cuba, Canada, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia and South Korea.