Today, the Health Volunteering Center of the Ministry of Health launched the “Nomou” program, with the aim of training 20 thousand health volunteers and volunteers in the Kingdom, for a period of 8 months, in accordance with international best practices. The center seeks to train them and introduce them to the enablers and practices of health volunteering.
The program aims to train 200 health volunteer leaders, in addition to 20,000 health volunteers in general, health practitioners and students of health colleges; On the skills of volunteering and community participation, with no less than 20 training hours.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Human Resources and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Health Volunteering Plan Abdul Rahman Al-Aiban explained that the Nomou program aims to contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 related to volunteering, which is represented in reaching one million volunteers, pointing out that the participants will be provided with the most important skills to help them To implement their health volunteer roles, through 5 axes, which are strengthening the concepts of volunteering and community participation, and motivating them to actively participate, as well as training them on methods of social innovation in health volunteering, as well as qualifying them to master the design of volunteer initiatives, in addition to empowering them in the arts of leadership and teamwork.
It is noteworthy that the “Nomou” program comes within the recommendations of the committee to implement the volunteering plan in the health sector to confront the Corona pandemic, which was issued by a royal order to be formed under the chairmanship of the (Ministry of Health), and the membership of 12 governmental and private agencies.
It is noteworthy that the Health Volunteering Center at the Ministry of Health was established in 2019 and is one of the initiatives of the Community Participation Program, within the Ministry’s National Transformation Program, as it aims to manage and organize health volunteering.