Business Forum: Building the Healthcare Sector - McNabb

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Presentation at the US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum (Dec 5-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA). Dr. Scott McNabb, Visiting Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, presented at the panel titled, "Building the Healthcare Sector through Innovation and Technology".

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  • KSA Tobaccorecommend increase in tobacco tax because then hundreds of thousands of more lives will be saved-- According to the WHO, "Increasing the price of tobacco through higher taxes is the single most effective way to decrease consumption and encourage tobacco users to quit."-- both in terms of absolute price and in terms of purchasing power, cigarrettes in Saudi Arabia are among the cheapest in the world If the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia simply placed the tax rate recommended by WHO... - about 448,000 fewer adult smokers- about 344,000 youth prevented from taking up smoking- about 157,000 fewer premature deaths among current adult smokers- about 172,000 fewer premature deaths among youth that would have otherwise taken up smoking.Tobacco Control Program told me it is 35% for adult males and unknown but much higher than 1.2% for adult females....
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  • Business Forum: Building the Healthcare Sector - McNabb

    1. 1. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ What’s your perspective? 1
    2. 2. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ It is critical to success to understand your customer. 2
    3. 3. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returned from his Middle East assignment in Saudi Arabia. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Saudis?” The salesman explained, "When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch as Coca Cola was virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem, I didn't know to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the message through three posters… 3
    4. 4. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ “First poster - A man lying in the hot desert sand ... totally exhausted and fainting. Second poster - man is drinking our Cola. Third poster - Our man is now totally refreshed. Then these posters were placed everywhere” "That should have worked," said the friend. 4
    5. 5. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ The salesman replied, “My problem was that I didn't know that Arabic was read from right to left" 5
    6. 6. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 6 Transparency Trust Top Priorities Transparency Trust Top Priorities
    7. 7. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ There is no dust in a darkened room.® Transparency Trust Top Priorities 7
    8. 8. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 8 Transparency
    9. 9. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 9 Transparency Trust Top Priorities December, 2008
    10. 10. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 2010 – 12 Assessment of Public Health Programs, National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Balkhy, H., T.L. Miller, S. Muzaffar, J.B. Nuzzo, K. Kentenyants, A. El-Saed, and S.J.N. McNabb. Evaluation of Pre-employment Screening for Tuberculosis (TB) and Post- exposure Compliance with Therapy for Latent TB Infection Among Healthcare Workers, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2008 – 2010. Manuscript submitted for publication. 2009 – 12 Assessment of Public Health Programs, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Gleason, J.A., S.J.N. McNabb, N. Abduljadayel, M. Salama, and Z.A. Memish. Tuberculosis Trends in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2005 – 2009. Manuscript submitted for publication. 10 Transparency Trust Top Priorities
    11. 11. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 11 Transparency Trust Top Priorities May, 2010
    12. 12. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 12 Transparency Trust Top Priorities King Abdullah bin Aziz Al Saud (King Abdullah) Fellowship Program • King Abdullah endowed this program in 2011 with the goal of building public health human capacity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). • The first class of the King Abdullah Fellowship Program includes six Saudi students who will obtain their Masters in Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. • During their two years at Emory, the students will conduct their MPH thesis research in the KSA. • http://www.sph.emory.edu/cms/departments_centers/gh/fellows.ht ml
    13. 13. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ King Abdullah bin Aziz Al Saud (King Abdullah) Fellowship Program, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Transparency Trust Top Priorities 13 September, 2011
    14. 14. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ King Abdullah bin Aziz Al Saud (King Abdullah) Fellowship Program, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Transparency Trust Top Priorities 14 Acknowledging a VIP Samar Al-Saggaf, M.D., M.S., Ph.D. Director, Department of Medical and Health Science Programs Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Washington, D.C.
    15. 15. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 15 Transparency Trust Top Priorities
    16. 16. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 16 Transparency Trust Top Priorities
    17. 17. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ Source: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/saudi-arabia/mecca-haram-pictures/mecca- kaaba-during-annualwashing-before-hajj2-cc-toursaudiarabia.jpg
    18. 18. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ Source: http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44308000/jpg/_44308262_haj6.jpg
    19. 19. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ Memish Z.A., S.J.N. McNabb, F. Mahoney, F. Alrabiah, N. Marano, Q.A. Ahmed, J. Mahjour, R.A. Hajjeh, P. Formenty, F.H. Harmanci, H. El Bushra, T.M. Uyeki, M. Nunn, N. Isla, M. Barbeschi, and the Jeddah Hajj Consultancy Group. Establishment of Public Health Security in Saudi Arabia for the 2009 Hajj in Response to Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1). Lancet 2009:374;1786-91. 19 Transparency Trust Top Priorities 2009 – 12 Assessment of Public Health Programs, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khan, K., S.J.N. McNabb, Z.A. Memish, R. Eckhardt, W. Hu, D. Kossowsky, J. Sears, J. Arino, A. Johansson, M. Barbeschi, B. McCloskey, B. Henry, M. Cetron, and J. Brownstein. Infectious Disease Surveillance and Modelling Across Geographic Frontiers and Scientific Disciplines. Lancet Infect Dis 2012; 12: pp XX – XX. Manuscript in press. Science of Mass Gatherings or Mass Gathering Medicine
    20. 20. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ Where Do We Go From Here?
    21. 21. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ Transparency Trust Top Priorities 21 2012 – Assessment of Public Health Programs, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia • Tobacco control (raise tax on cigarettes) • Diabetes prevention • Combat obesity • Promote “active lifestyle” of recreational physical exercise • Injury prevention and control (enforce seat belt laws)
    22. 22. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 22
    23. 23. TO ENABLE AND EMPOWER EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE™ 23 • Peace comes through social justice • Social justice comes – in part – through achieving global best practices in public health

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