His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, President of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), inaugurated the awareness exhibition of the campaign launched under the theme “Prevention: Epidemic-Free Wellbeing” for scabies prevention. This was in the presence of Dr. Ali Al-Shaari, Dean of the Institute of Consulting Research and Studies; Dr. Ayman Joharji, Dean of the College of Nursing; and Dr. Ayman Al-Saegh, Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences. The event took place at Al-Diyafah Mall in Makkah.
Prof. Bafail, UQU President, expressed his appreciation of the backing provided by the good leadership – may God support them – to the educational process and the research and academic instruments of UQU, which has contributed to providing an environment attracting to knowledge and learning at the University’s main headquarters and its campuses in the provinces of Al-Jamoum, Al-Leith, Adham, and Al-Qunfudhah. He also praised the support and directions given by His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Eissa, Minister of Education, to the programs and activities offered by the University, which are consistent with the National Transformation Plans 2020 and the Saudi Vision 2030.
Prof. Bafail stated that the scabies awareness programs being provided come as part of the community role of the University, with its potential and human cadres that contribute to developing their community through the different, qualitative programs offered in the various fields that are harmonious with the labor market and related to the sciences of medicine, engineering, and Islamic law, as well as Arabic language and its sciences.
He also lauded the efforts made by the male and female students of the University and all those working on the awareness campaign that is provided by the University to the surrounding community, and that aims at education for preventing scabies. He, meanwhile, emphasized that awareness and education programs have a significant role in controlling infectious diseases, wishing success to all the faculty members and students working on this campaign.