Medical Therapy Symposium at King Faisal Specialist Hospital

Published April 8th, 2008 - 09:26 GMT

Medical Therapy Symposium at King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Al Rabie participation in the symposium is to commemorate World Health Day 2008

Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd., a leading producer of dairy products and juices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the largest juice manufacturer in the Middle East, has announced that it has recently participated in the Medical Nutrition Therapy Symposium at King Faisal Specialist Hospital as part of a series of activities to commemorate World Health Day 2008. The participation is also part of Al Rabie's strategy to increase awareness on nutrition therapy and growing needs to adopt proper eating habits and a healthy lifestyle.
The symposium covered different aspects of common infections in childhood and provide important updates in the field. Significant topics were discussed such as, vaccinations, antibiotics, chest infections including TB (Tuberculosis), Cardiac related infections and other topics on general infectious diseases.
"Al Rabie has always been committed to participate in community-oriented activities, particularly those that concern public health such as the World Health Day. As part of our planned activities to celebrate the occasion, we conducted educational seminars and participated in the symposium at King Faisal Specialist Hospital to increase awareness about healthy beverages and foods," said Monther Al Harthi, General Manager, Al Rabie.
"Having been a leading producer of healthy food products for many years, Al Rabie seeks to leverage our comprehensive market reach to help deliver the key messages of the World Health Day celebrations, which this year focuses on the impact of global warming on public health. This event is also an excellent opportunity to encourage more people to adopt a healthy way of living through simple ways such as choosing high-quality, nutritious food products," added Al Harthi.
World Health Day 2008, being held on April 7th 2008, has been organised with the theme "Protecting health from climate change", the event seeks to raise global awareness of a health issue of public importance and aims to stimulate commitment and action from governments, international organisations, donors, businesses and communities to educate the public on growing health concerns. As one of the region's leading producers of nutritious juice and dairy products, Al Rabie has been a driving force in regional efforts to protect public health and has been one of the leading patrons of regional activities related to the World Health Day.
To consistently satisfy the nutritional needs of its consumers, the Riyadh-based Al Rabie adopts five strategies to ensure success: following the highest standards of sanitary food handling and processing; prioritizing the health of consumers; considering factors that are of the greatest significance to the health of the general public; using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points approach from raw materials management to final product delivery; and developing new products to suit consumer wants and keep pace with the latest market trends.

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