Tawfig AlRabiah

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Tawfig AlRabiah was born on 26 October, 1965 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a Saudi Arabian politician. Discover Tawfig AlRabiah’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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Age55 years old
Zodiac SignScorpio
Born26 October 1965
Birthday26 October
BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
NationalitySaudi Arabia

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2019

In 2019, Tawfig AlRabiah received a global award from the World Health Organisation at the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly for his strong efforts in combating tobacco through various initiatives. This came after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia becoming one of the first nations to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005, it plans to reduce tobacco use from 12.7% in 2017, to 5% in 2030.

Tawfig AlRabiah received the “Best Personal Influencer on Social Networks for Public Interest” Award during the Sharjah Government Communication Award ceremony held in the United Arab Emirates in March 2019.

As Minister of Health, AlRabiah wanted to create competition between the various medical services and hospitals. This vision resulted in the creation of a Kingdom-wide project known as “Ada’a.” The new national system focused more heavily on key performance indicators for individual services and hospitals, which in turn identified problems, while creating friendly competition between the various services. This is not too dissimilar to NHS league tables in the United Kingdom. According to the regional press, once the new system was implemented, waiting times and other indicators improved dramatically over a short period of time.

In 2019, Tawfig AlRabiah received a global award from the World Health Organisation at the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly for his efforts in combating tobacco addiction through various initiatives. This came after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became one of the first nations to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005.

In March 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) accessed Unayzah and Riyadh Al Khabra in Saudi Arabia and recognised them has Healthy Cities.

Tawfig AlRabiah received the “Best Personal Influencer on Social Networks for Public Interest” Award during the Sharjah Government Communication Award ceremony held in the United Arab Emirates in March 2019.

In November 2019, Tawfig AlRabiah received the “ABLF Statesperson” Award at the Asian Business Leaders Forum, in recognition of his pioneering and inspiring role and contributions to innovation and social and economic development in the Kingdom. The award was presented by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance of the United Arab Emirates.

2018

As part of the restructuring, AlRabiah and other members of the Department of Health announced the creation of a national health insurance agency. The move was welcomed in the Kingdom as Saudi Arabia would be one of the first countries in the Middle East to offer national health insurance for its people. The government made the official announcement in late 2018, with the Saudi financial newspaper Argaam suggesting that the healthcare sector would be regulated by a central body, while medical services would be independently provided. The article by Argaam suggested that the development of its healthcare will have a focus on digital innovations, according to a quote from AlRabiah at a healthcare conference in Riyadh.

Until AlRabiah became the Minister of Health for Saudi Arabia, healthcare in schools fell under the stewardship of the Ministry of Education. It was decided by the Council of Ministers that the health of children in schools throughout the Kingdom should be managed by the Ministry of Health. In 2018, this was transferred across to the Health Ministry. Following this move, a thorough check was carried out into the processes at schools for children’s health. It was decided that reform on health checks was required and subsequently implemented that all pupils in chosen grade intervals would have health checks.

As a wider move to improve health infrastructure in the Kingdom, the Minister opened a number of new Cardiac centers, both for operations and research. The new facilities totalled six by the end of 2018, with performance indicators suggesting heart operation success was up to 96%.

2017

The Kingdom’s new focus on innovative digital services led to the creation of Saudi eHealth Analytics, abbreviated to Seha. A new platform is a digital tool which allows Saudi citizens to connect to a physician digitally. The main method of connection is through a smartphone, where face-to-face discussions can take place remotely between patient and physician. Following discussions or medical consultations, electronic prescriptions can also be raised, if required. As part of the same strategic developments, the 937 healthcare number was expanded, which allowed healthcare professionals to speak with citizens with health issues over the phone. The development of the 937 number was a huge success and in 2017 reached a million annual medical calls for the first time. The satisfaction rating grew by nearly 25% of all the calls processed. By late 2018, the call centre was processing 80,000 calls a week.

AlRabiah has achieved a number of major milestones during his tenure. In 2017, he established the Saudi Patient Safety Center (SPSC) with the purpose of enhancing healthcare in the Kingdom, given that it is the primary reference for all matters related to patient safety and prevention of medical errors. He oversaw the development and establishment of the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control, often abbreviated to CDC. The Council of Ministers made the announcement in 2013, following internal discussions and became the first centralized disease facility of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the facility would be to conduct research and practical experiments to aid the overall health of the Kingdom, but also boost the country’s health sector. The World Health Organization announced that two Saudi Arabian cities had received the classification of a Healthy city, as part of the WHO Healthy Cities Program. The cities were Diriyah and Jalajil. The MOH was awarded with Healthy City certificates for the cities of Unayzah and Riyadh Al Khabra as 4th. and 5th. Healthy Cities in Saudi Arabia. The cities were qualified after successful evaluation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and external experts in March 2019.

2016

In 2016, AlRabiah became the Minister of Health. As part of the Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia wanted to completely reform their national healthcare offering once AlRabiah took office. Since he started in the position, he has revolutionized the way the Saudi people interact with the medical system. Numerous steps have been made to add and/or improve services, so they are more accessible and more efficient. Examples include national health insurance, nationwide medical computer systems, and additional medical offerings. More informal healthcare is now offered in Saudi Arabia, which has seen dramatic increases in the health of the Saudi people.

After five years in the role, AlRabiah became the Saudi Arabian Minister of Health in 2016. Since 2011, AlRabiah has played a major part in the formation and strategic planning for Saudi Arabia’s futuristic project, Saudi Vision 2030. As a member of the Council of Ministers, he assisted in the panel of decision-makers, initially focusing on commerce between 2011 and 2016. Once he moved into the role of Health Minister, he became more focused on reforming healthcare in the Kingdom. As part of Saudi Vision 2030, the Crown Prince and other major members of the royal family supported suggestions of transforming the current healthcare offering. AlRabiah’s role as Health Minister meant he oversaw the strategy for the restructuring of the entire healthcare system in Saudi Arabia. This included the decentralization of hospitals and other health services into twenty separate districts across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The individual clusters or districts evenly provide medical assistance to around one million Saudi citizens.

A new commission was formed in 2016 to aid the treatment of Hepatitis C in the country. The aims of the commission are to eradicate the disease from the domestic population in the Kingdom. This also coincided with the creation of a new Saudi-made medicine that would be used to treat the virus. Wider initiatives on the treatment of disease were also implemented, with flu vaccinations becoming a focus. Between 2016 and 2018, vaccinations in the country quadrupled. The vaccinations were made possible with the launch of rural medical care in the country. Mobile primary care became a new initiative under the Minister’s guidance, which meant rural citizens in the Kingdom could access health-related services more easily. The care industry in Saudi Arabia recognised that more people required home visits as part of a wider initiative to help the elderly and those less mobile. The Minister increased the number of services that could be implemented during home visits. It was estimated that 250,000 home visits were conducted by the end of 2018.

2015

Another major regulation change in the Kingdom was the introduction of new intellectual property laws. The registration process was completely updated and implemented. The stricter laws meant that patent laws were much tighter in the country and rule breaking would be more obvious. As part of the same move, Saudi Arabia introduced a new system for trademark applications. Prior to AlRabiah’s tenure, trademark applications could take up to eight months to be processed. By 2015, applications could be processed in a single day in the majority of cases. The reason for the dramatic time reduction was due to making the application digital, so many processes were streamlined. Some aspects of the process were also automated, which helped shorten the entire process. As part of the move to online applications, the traditional paper applications were quickly phased out, within two years the majority of trademark applications were completed online. Other applications such as Sole Enterprise were also streamlined using similar techniques. The system of submitting documents was also improved during this period, which included electronic submissions for industrial licensing and financial statement.

2012

Other city initiatives include the creation of MODON Lake Park, which is located near the city of Dammam. The area had been known for large industrial sites and was not seen as an area of natural beauty. The creation of the lake was part of a wider strategy to improve the industrial city of Dammam. The area was drained of sewage and waste, to create a green space and recreational park. AlRabiah’s work with MODON made it the best government organization to work at four years running during his tenure. This level of organisation led to his promotion to Minister in 2012.

2011

By the end of AlRabiah’s tenure, growth in various sectors was at very high rates. It was reported that industrial growth in the manufacturing sector had grown by 50% in 2011. Overall, the expansion of MODON’s strategy surpassed what had been achieved in the previous forty years, with a six-fold expansion.

AlRabiah became a member of the Council of Ministers in Saudi Arabia when he was appointed Minister of Commerce and Industry in 2011. Over the next five years, AlRabiah’s major achievement was the planning and execution of the National Industrial Strategy in the country. As part of this initiative, he reformed a number of regulations that reduced grey areas and made it easier for companies to operate within the Kingdom. This was also part of a wider move commercially away from the Saudi Arabia’s dependency on oil.

During his tenure, he was on the council for a number of subsidiary economic councils, including Member of the Supreme Petroleum & Minerals Council, member of the board of directors of General Investment Fund and Member of the General Committee for the Council of Ministers. He served on all three between 2011 and 2015.

2007

MODON is an industrial city initiative run by the Saudi Arabia government. The term means “cities” in arabic, demonstrating its focus on city planning. From 2007 onwards, AlRabiah led the arm of government to improve a number of services across cities, while also improving working environments. This included the growth of particular markets such as SMEs, but also focusing on developing city-wide initiatives.

Under AlRabiah’s leadership, various new organisations were formed under the umbrella of the Ministry. In 2007, The Saudi Export Development Authority was formed to develop the export market. Other business-related organisations were formed during AlRabiah’s tenure including, Small and Medium Enterprise SME Authority, Business-to-Business Credit Bureau (Bayan) and Thiqah for IT solutions. Finally, he also launched a non-profit ASAS to maintain and manage industrial cities.

2002

In 2002, AlRabiah began his first major role as part of the government of Saudi Arabia. His first position was with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority as its director general. SAGIA was only formed in 2000, meaning AlRabiah implemented many of the projects in use today. As director general, he was responsible for the Information and Communications Technology Sector for SAGIA. As part of the role, he introduced various multinational corporations to the Saudi Arabian market. As part of a wider SAGIA initiative, he was involved in the 10 x 10 program, introduced by the governor. The aim of the program was to transform the Kingdom into one of the top 10 countries in a variety of areas. During this period, the World Bank changed Saudi Arabia’s investment attractiveness rating from 67 in 2005 to 16 in 2009 across all countries.

1999

Following a decade of education in the United States, AlRabiah returned to Saudi Arabia. After nearly 12 years away from King Saud University, he returned to KSU and worked as an assistant professor between 1999 and 2002.

1980

AlRabiah then moved to the United States in the late 1980s to study further. While in the US, he studied at the University of Pittsburgh, where he attained his first master’s degree in Information Science in 1990. He continued to study in the United States into the late 1990s, remaining at the University of Pittsburgh during this period. AlRabiah received his second master’s degree in computer science in 1995. After attaining two master’s degrees, he was a teaching fellow for a year while studying a PhD in Computer Science. He graduated in 1999.

1965

Tawfig F. AlRabiah (Arabic: توفيق بن فوزان الربيعة) (born 26 October 1965) is the current Minister of Health for Saudi Arabia. He also notably served as the Minister for Commerce & Industry from December 2011 to May 2016. While in his first ministerial role, he focused on transforming the way businesses interact with the Government of Saudi Arabia. This led to fairer and tighter regulations for businesses, while also making it easier for businesses to register and interact with the government. This often focused on streamlined digital processes, which in some cases completely transformed entire government departments.

AlRabiah was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 26 October 1965. He studied in Saudi Arabia during the 1980s. In 1986, AlRabiah graduated from the College of Business at the King Saud University, which is often abbreviated to KSU. While at KSU, AlRabiah majored in the field of Quantitative Methods. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he worked for a short period as a teaching assistant between 1986 and 1987.