Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched a “National Referral Mechanism,” which outlines best practices for handling cases of trafficking in persons, specifying the coordination of roles and responsibilities of the mandated authorities in the Kingdom. The Mechanism is a collaborative framework that helps government officials to coordinate their efforts to better prevent trafficking in persons, protect victims or potential victims of human trafficking in the Kingdom, and investigate and prosecute suspected perpetrators.

The NCCHT, in collaboration with the UNODC and IOM, has begun to jointly train key members of the national anti-trafficking team in their respective roles to identify, refer and protect potential victims. Key staff, including labor inspectors, health professionals, and civil society representatives will learn a number of new skills depending on the roles mandated to them to help identify early warning signs of human trafficking and develop standard operating procedures to guide response staff. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government is working closely with all parties to ensure that this valuable training continues through the use of teleconferencing.

“The fact that the capacity-building program continues even during this unfortunate pandemic, reflects the commitment and determination of the Kingdom toward improving the national response toward trafficking in persons cases,” said Dr. Hatem Aly, UNODC Regional Representative for the Gulf countries. He continued, “it is our pleasure and duty to partner with the NCCHT, to provide our tools and expertise to help implement these important national reforms.”

According to Mohamed El Zarkani, IOM Bahrain’s Chief of Mission, “The launch of the NRM is a key milestone in the fight to combat trafficking in persons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” He added that, “We are working in harmony, simultaneously, with a leading UNODC program focusing on partnership, prosecution, and data management. The collaboration shows a welcome and timely step into international collaboration on the subject of trafficking.”

The unveiling of the Mechanism coincides with the launch of an anonymous digital reporting service, embedded in the NCCHT website, for persons with information on possible human-trafficking violations in the Kingdom. The referral service will be expanded to include a 24/7 hotline and mobile application, both of which are currently under development.

“Human trafficking is an affront to the dignity of all humanity,” said Dr. Awwad Alawwad, Chair of the NCCHT and the President of the Human Rights Commission. “It is our duty to eradicate this heinous practice and I am proud to report that the launch of the National Referral Mechanism is a major step to that end. The Mechanism will be complemented by additional human rights reforms which will further improve the quality of life of all citizens and residents of the Kingdom – barring none.”

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VUMI® poursuit sa croissance exponentielle à travers le monde en ouvrant un nouveau bureau à Dubaï et en créant une gamme de produits spécialisés pour cette nouvelle région

DALLAS, 31 mars 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le nouveau bureau de VUMI® à Dubaï est la prochaine étape de la croissance mondiale exponentielle de la société. Une nouvelle gamme de produits a été créée spécialement pour la région. VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI®), un chef de file des produits d’assurance maladie internationale et des services médicaux VIP, a le plaisir d’annoncer l’ouverture d’un nouveau siège administratif à Dubaï. Pour appuyer son engagement à offrir un service inégalé, la société a lancé le « VUMI® Global Flex VIP », un nouveau régime créé pour les résidents d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’autres marchés environnants.

VUMI® Global Flex VIP, a new plan created for residents of Africa, Asia and other markets.

Le nouveau bureau de Dubaï servira de centre opérationnel pour les régions du Moyen-Orient, d’Afrique et d’Asie, et vient s’inscrire dans le cadre de l’objectif d’expansion mondiale accélérée de l’entreprise. Les nouvelles activités seront dirigées par David T. Youssef et Mark Dickinson, deux leaders du secteur qui ont fait leurs preuves et possèdent une vaste connaissance du marché de l’assurance maladie privée internationale (AMPI). Le régime « Global Flex VIP » de VUMI® est un régime d’assurance maladie internationale exclusif offrant aux particuliers, aux familles et aux entreprises cinq plans flexibles : Total, Ultra, Superior, Standard et Basic, en plus des services médicaux VIP uniques de VUMI®. Les cinq variantes du régime d’assurance permettent aux assurés de choisir parmi un large éventail de niveaux de couverture, de franchises, de franchises par visite et d’options de coassurance. Les assurés auront désormais la possibilité de créer un régime qui répond à leurs besoins spécifiques. D’autres services, tels que le service de deuxième avis médical VIP et les services de conciergerie pour patients VIP sont inclus dans toutes les options, offrant également aux assurés la tranquillité d’esprit dont ils ont besoin, au moment où ils en ont le plus besoin.

Fort de son succès en tant que leader 2019 des nouvelles ventes d’AMPI en Amérique latine, VUMI® est en bonne voie pour devenir un chef de file mondial du marché. L’année dernière, VUMI® a également ouvert des bureaux supplémentaires au Panama et au Canada. « Le concept de VIP est intégré dans le nom même de notre entreprise. Nous sommes absolument déterminés à lancer nos produits sur mesure et notre service VIP unique sur de nouveaux marchés. Les possibilités sont infinies », a déclaré David Rendall, PDG du groupe d’entreprises VUMI®.

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VUMI® est une société d’assurance maladie internationale qui offre des régimes d’assurance maladie exclusifs et des services médicaux VIP aux particuliers, entreprises et expatriés du monde entier. VUMI®, dont le siège se trouve à Dallas, au Texas, et qui possède d’autres bureaux aux États-Unis, au Canada, à Dubaï et en Amérique latine, fait partie du groupe d’entreprises VUMI®, un groupe international spécialisé dans les soins de santé ayant plus de 30 années d’expérience dans le secteur de la santé.

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VUMI® continues its exponential growth globally by opening a new office in Dubai and creating a specialized product line for the new region

DALLAS, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VUMI®’s new Dubai office is the next step in the company’s exponential global growth. A new product line has been specially created for the region. VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI®), a leader in international health insurance products and VIP medical services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new administrative office in Dubai. To support its commitment to unparalleled service, the company has launched the “VUMI® Global Flex VIP,” a new plan created for residents of Africa, Asia and other nearby markets.

VUMI® Global Flex VIP, a new plan created for residents of Africa, Asia and other markets.

The new Dubai office will serve as an operational hub for the Middle Eastern, African and Asian regions, and is part of the company’s accelerated global expansion goal. The new operations will be managed by David T. Youssef and Mark Dickinson, two industry leaders with proven track records and vast knowledge of the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market. VUMI®’s “Global Flex VIP” is an exclusive international health insurance plan offering individuals, families and corporations five flexible plans: Total, Ultra, Superior, Standard and Basic, along with VUMI®’s distinctive medical VIP services. The plan’s five variations: allow Insureds to choose from a wide range of coverage levels, deductibles, per visit excess and co-insurance options. Insureds will now have the opportunity to create a plan that fits their specific needs. Other services like Second Medical Opinion VIP and VIP Patient Concierge Services are included in all options, also offering Insureds peace of mind when they need it most.

Building on its success as the 2019 leader of new IPMI sales in Latin America, VUMI® is well on the way to being a global market leader. Last year, VUMI® also opened additional offices in Panama and Canada. “The VIP concept is embedded in our company’s name. We are fully committed to introducing new markets to our tailored products and our unique VIP service. The sky is the limit,” said David Rendall, CEO of the VUMI® Enterprise Group.

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VUMI ®   is  an international health insurance company offering exclusive medical insurance plans and VIP medical services to individuals, corporate clients and expatriates worldwide. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with additional offices in the U.S., Canada, Dubai and across Latin America, VUMI ®   is  part of the VUMI ®   Enterprise  Group, an international health care group with over 30 years of experience in the health care industry.


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PM Urges the Public to Follow COVID-19 Preventive Guidance

Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged the public to be more restraint and take proper preventive measures towards containment of COVID-19.

In his video address today, Abiy said the total number of confirmed cases has reached to 23, with two recoveries and no death record.

The virus had infected more than 700 thousand peoples worldwide, and killed 30 thousand peoples.

The pandemic which has been continue to threaten the world is intricate to manage, so it needs the public to take full responsibility to avert the spread of the virus.

Yet, the Prime Minister noted that urban residents are not rightfully applying the guidance and preventative measures in containing the spread of COVID-19.

He called upon the society to contain the spread of the virus by keeping personal hygiene and physically distance from each other at this stage Source: Ethiopia News agency

Management Hands Over Chinese Private Hospital to Support Effort in Fighting COVID-19

Addis Ababa: The management of Addis Ababa Silk Road General Hospital has handed over the hospital to be used in the effort to contain COVID-19.

The management of the Chinese hospital handed over the hospital to the newly established National Medication and Quarantine Coordinating Committee today.

The hospital has readied 15  ,and promised to increase the number of beds as required.

Attorney General Adanech Abebie appreciated the support of the management of the hospital and commended similar supports being extended to contain  COVID-19.

The Addis Ababa Silk Road General Hospital was built and equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

The new hospital was built with a total of 33 million U.S. dollars.

Source: Ethiopia News agency