Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The Heart Club at the College of Medicine Organizes the Nabd (Pulse) Campaign in Jeddah

In light of the role of Umm Al Qura University in serving the community through community partnership and the dissemination of health awareness, the College of Medicine - represented by the Heart Club and the Department of Physiology, in cooperation with the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Center at the university, and under the patronage and support of Serafi Mega Mall and the Oyoon Jeddah Charity Association - held an awareness campaign entitled "Pulse Campaign" on Thursday and Friday evening 4-5 Jumada Al-Awwal 1440 A.H. The campaign was held in the Serafi Mega Mall in Jeddah under the supervision of Dr. Abdul-Halim bin Salim Hamzah Sairafi.

The campaign included the following educational, research, and awareness aspects:

  1. An Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Corner.
  2. A corner for examining the vital indicators and measuring the blood sugar and cholesterol of visitors, and giving them guidance and advice.
  3. An awareness corner for teaching the community the correct method for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  4. An awareness corner for correcting society's misconceptions about heart disease.

The campaign, which was organized due to a belief that the college should serve the community, focused on providing information to reduce the spread of many diseases. It included educating the community about heart disease and high blood pressure and their relationship to obesity. The blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and height of visitors were also checked. Awareness leaflets about heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity were distributed.

The event was attended by a large number of interested visitors and enthusiasts who were impressed with the information provided by the campaign.

With the support of the university administration, the Deanship of Student Affairs, and the College of Medicine, represented by the Heart Club, the Department of Physiology, the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Center, and the official supporter of the campaign, the goals of the campaign were fulfilled - praise be to Allah.