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strategic programs aimed at enhancing the quality of life, medical care, and rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Here are some potential strategic programs that a research center at Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City might undertake

Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Autism National Study was conducted in Research and Scientific Center Auditorium last January 28, 2021. Representatives from different institutions that expertise patients with autism gathered together with one goal to develop a program and study that will increase the quality of life of patient with Autism. The CEO in Special Olympics in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Heidi Alaudeen Alaskary being the guest speaker, was able to share her vast experience in caring for Autism patient through her powerful presentation, along with this our CEO Mr. Abduallah Bin Zarah with his unwavering support assented the future collaborative programs that might be implemented by the Research and Scientific Center lead by Director
Dr. Khalid Al Rubeaan.

  • Saudi Genome Project
  • Bariatric Registry
  • Autism National Program
  • Cerebral Palsy National Program
  • Cardiac Rehab Program

Saudi Human Genome Project

Mission of the Saudi Genome Project is to identify genetic basis of disease in the Saudi population utilizing state of the art genome sequencing and bioinformatics. Genetic Information is transforming the future of healthcare by enabling rapid, accurate, affordable diagnostic and prognostic screening targeted towards better monitoring and treatment of patients.

  • Understanding the genetic basis of disease is the key for prevention.
  • Create the foundation for personalized medicine in the Kingdom.
  • Build infrastructure and capacity in the rapidly advancing field of genomics.
  • Create a national network of 15 genome sequencing centers.
  • Create a Knowledgebase of gene variants, both normal and disease-causing.
  • Read ~100,000 Saudi genomes representing normal and disease conditions.
  • Analyze data to find the Saudi-specific gene variants.
  • Model for other nations to follow.

Saudi National Bariatric Registry

The Saudi National Bariatric Registry (SNBR) is the first registry that will collect data for patients who had bariatric surgery. Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City is one of active medical centre that perform more than one thousand bariatric surgeries annually. The patients are managed by multi- disciplinary team in the city with pre, post-operative care. This registry will invite other governmental and non-governmental hospital to register their patients to reach the targeted number of 50.000 bariatric operated patients.

Saudi National Autism Program (SNAP)

The Saudi National Autism program (SNAP) aims to monitor cases of autism spectrum disorder in the Kingdom, to identify its causes and clinical outcome, to set and develop strategic treatment plans for autistic patients, and to determine their impact on the health system in the Kingdom through;

  • A national clinical & psychosocial survey/National Autism Registry
  • The genetic panel for Autistic patients in Saudi Arabia.
  • Professional ADOS-2 training course for medical staff.
  • School program for Autistic students.

Saudi National Cerebral Palsy Program (SNCPP)

The Saudi National Cerebral Palsy Program (SNCPP) The main objective of this program is:
To assess the epidemiological features and economic impact of cerebral palsy for patients and health system. Identify opportunities for prevention e.g., improving maternal hygiene, immunisation programs. Develop guidelines and strategies for CP management and care at the national level , all through

  • A Quality of life questionnaire for cerebral Palsy and their caregivers.
  • The National CP registry.
  • The genetic panel for CP patients in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi National Cardiac Rehabilitation(SNCRP)

The Saudi National Cardiac Rehabilitation(SNCRP) as part of the city's innovation, the SBAHC Cardiac Rehabilitation program was initiated on 28 September 2021 in order to help cardiac patients regain their strength, prevent the worsening of their condition, reduce the risk of future heart problems, and improve their health and to achieve quality of life, through:

  • Multiple relatable questionnaires have been translated and validated.
  • The Professional Saudi National Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshops.
  • The genetic panel of Cardiac patients in Saudi Arabia.