Saudi Arabia has nearly 16,000 patients in renal failure, with 60% on dialysis and 6,000 awaiting kidney transplants. Kamil Salamah of the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association cites the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among Saudis as the main reason behind the…

 Saudi Arabia and Qatar are rich in oil—but their public health systems are weak and broken. 10 Bloomberg School and Ernst & Young health researchers embarked on a study of public health systems in the 2 countries, sparked by the realization that in all of the Gulf…

More than 3 years after MERS was reported in Saudi Arabia, the first case control study on disease risk factors indicates that direct and indirect contact with camels heightened a person’s chances of developing the disease.

The global health community is warily watching the Hajj pilgrimage, wondering whether this is the year when religion and a new virus—namely MERS—will collide for a big, deadly outbreak. But fears about a deadly outbreak may be overblown, explains health reporter Julia…

The latest report of 13 MERS cases in Saudi Arabia, tied to a Riyadh hospital outbreak, points to ongoing lapses in infection control, according to an analysis by Crawford Kilian—who isn’t shy about lambasting the nation’s Ministry of Health (MoH) for the delayed trickle of…