The College of Public Health and Health Informatics at Umm Al-Qura University held an educational awareness program about the Celiac Disease, under the theme of “Your Food Without Gluten”. The event was held on Thursday and Friday, Jumada I 22-23, 1439H, corresponding to February 8-9, 2018, in Makkah Mall. It witnessed the presence of Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhel-Allah Al-Harbi, the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics; Dr. Talal bin Mubarak Al-Harby, Assistant General Director of Education in Makkah; Mr. Fahd bin Mazed Al-Shelwy, the Director of the Adult Education at Makkah General Directorate of Education; Colonel Abdullah Saad Al-Malki, the Director of Makkah Directorate of Prisons; in addition to a number of Makkah Mall visitors.
The program included a special pavilion for the medical education and increasing the awareness about the Celiac Disease, its symptoms and ways of prevention, in addition to the importance of the early detection that helps in reducing such risks. Another pavilion was allocated for the brochures about the disease and another one for he gluten-free foods. Another pavilion was for Diabetes and blood pressure screening tests and another for examination length and weigh to evaluate the level of obesity.
The event was attended by Dr. Salah Aldin Mohamed Alawana; Dr. Mohamed Osama Nour; Dr. Laila Soliman Al-Fiky; Dr. Eman Abu Seer; a number of the students of the Department of Health Education and Promotion and the Students Club; and a group of the teaching staff members. It was held with the coordination of Dr. Masha’el Al-Fifi, the Vice Dean for the Academic Affairs, girls section.
Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhel-Allah Al-Harbi, the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, noted that the college is keen on offering all what is benefiting and increasing the awareness of the society to reduce the danger of a lot of diseases.