According to this week’s reading, the Saudi Arabia Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 – 2017, one of the biggest weaknesses in the system is the reported lack of qualified professionals to meet current and future demand. In this discussion, summarize the plans initiated by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to meet current and future demand. In your initial response, be sure to include whether the MOH should recruit professionals from other countries or if they plan to educate internally.

Write one-page APA style

Use recent studies (within 5 years)

You can use the following references:


Khalifa, M. (2014). Technical and human challenges of implementing hospital information systems in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries8(1).

Walston, S., Al-Harbi, Y., & Al-Omar, B. (2008). The changing face of healthcare in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi medicine28(4), 243.

Khaliq, A. A. (2012). The Saudi health care system: a view from the minaret. World health & population13(3), 52-64.

Albejaidi, F. M. (2010). Healthcare system in Saudi Arabia: An analysis of structure, total quality management and future challenges. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences2(2), 794-818.

Yusuf, N. (2014). Private and public healthcare in Saudi Arabia: future challenges. International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED)2(1).

Almalki, M., FitzGerald, G., & Clark, M. (2011). Health care system in Saudi Arabia: an overview/Aperçu du système de santé en Arabie saoudite. Eastern Mediterranean health journal17(10), 784.

Alkhamis, A. (2012). Health care system in Saudi Arabia: an overview. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal18(10), 1078-1080.

Almalki, M., FitzGerald, G., & Clark, M. (2011). The nursing profession in Saudi Arabia: An overview. International Nursing Review58(3), 304-311.


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