Saudi Arabia's New Hospital Nears Completion

Construction is under way on the first phase of the International Medical Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It could become the biggest medical facility in the Middle East. In the coming years, it will include a nursing school and medical college.

Founded as part of a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, the facility will focus on urgent regional health care needs, such as diabetes. The Saudi kingdom has the highest diabetes rates in the world.

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