Dr. Aqeel Al-Ghamdi, assistant supervisor general director at KSRelief

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Dr. Aqeel Al-Ghamdi serves as the assistant supervisor general director for planning and development at the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

Al-Ghamdi is a consultant pediatrician specializing in kidney diseases. He has been working as a pediatrician since 1994.

He also served in management positions in government institutions such as at the Ministry of Health as the assistant undersecretary for hospital affairs between 2012 and 2015, and assistant undersecretary of therapeutic medicine between 2009 and 2012.

Al-Ghamdi was the chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the National Program for the Care of Chronic Renal Failure Patients for three years between 2012 and 2015, and he represents the Ministry of Health on the board of directors of the National Committee for the Welfare of Psychiatric Patients and their Families.

Al-Ghamdi is also a member of the board of directors of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, on which he will serve until 2020 as per a Cabinet decision in 2017.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from King Saud University in Riyadh, and received a diploma in pediatric medicine from the University of Edinburgh in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

KSRelief recently represented the Kingdom at the major donors meeting at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland between June 20-21. During the meeting, Al-Ghamdi highlighted the role of the Saudi government in leading humanitarian and relief work around the world.

This article was first published in Arab News

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