The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics, represented by the Department of Health Education and Promotion, in partnership with Hira General Hospital (Diabetes Center), organized an awareness and educational campaign about "Obesity and Its Relationship with Diabetes and Heart Diseases". The campaign was held at the Palestine Secondary School for Boys in Jamoum in the presence of His Excellency the School Principal, Mr. Muslih Al-Lihaibi, and all the teachers and students of the school, on Tuesday, 13 Rabi` Al-Thani 1441 A.H., corresponding to 10 December, 2019 A.C.
The event included a lecture on the risks of obesity and its relationship with diabetes and heart diseases, presented by Dr. Hamid Al-Sahafi, the Director of the Diabetes Center at Hira General Hospital, in addition to a panel discussion on obesity diseases and unhealthy lifestyles, and their relationship with diabetes and heart diseases. His Excellency Dr. Salah Al-Din Muhammad Alawnah participated in the event, as well as His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Osama Nur from the Department of Health Education and Promotion at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics. The event was accompanied by an awareness exhibition presented by an distinguished group of students from the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, which included several corners, as follows:
An awareness corner about the dangers of obesity, and the importance of sports for maintaining health. An awareness corner about diabetes and the importance of adopting a healthy life pattern. An awareness corner on blood pressure disorders and their risks on health. A corner to calculate body mass indexes. A corner that offers an early screening service for diabetes, and checks blood pressure for students and teachers.
At the end of the meeting, the principal of the school, Mr. Muslih Al-Lihaibi, praised the outstanding efforts exerted by the participants in this event that aim at raising the awareness of the community and disseminating a health culture to reduce the risks of these diseases, which have become common among the members of the community.