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Saudi Ministry Appoints Woman to Senior Post, Arab News Reports

April 03, 2012

Saudi Arabia appointed a woman as an assistant undersecretary at the Ministry of Health as part of government restructuring to improve public services, Arab News reported, citing Health Ministry spokesman Khalid al-Mirghalani

Muneera bint Hamdan al-Osaimi was the first woman to be appointed to this position at the ministry, the Jeddah-based newspaper reported. Her title is assistant undersecretary for medical services affairs, the newspaper said.

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