The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics participated, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Makkah, in the activities of the early detection of genetic diseases to reduce disability and to activate the World Rare Diseases Day organized by the Maternity and Children's Hospital. The event was held under the patronage of the Health Affairs Manager at Makkah Province, Dr. Wael bin Hamza Mutair. The Assistant General Manager for Medical Services, Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Kharobi, attended the activities on behalf of Dr. Wael Mutair.
The event started on Friday, 20 Jumada Al-Thani 1441 A.H., corresponding to 14 February, 2020 A.C., at Hijaz Mall in Makkah, and lasted for three days, concluding in the Maternity and Children's Hospital on Sunday, 22 Jumada Al-Thani, 1441 A.H., corresponding to 17 February, 2020 A.C. The event included educative lectures and an exhibition that included several partitions related to heredity diseases, the importance of early detection, and the relationship between inbreeding and genetic disease
The activities witnessed the participation of Dr. Muhannad Qarub, Dr. Salah Al-Din Muhammad Alawana, Dr. Muhammad Usamah Nour, Dr. Laila Sulaiman Al-Fikki, Dr.Tasnim bint Husain Sinki, Dr. Amal bint Omar Al-Bashir, Dr. Maha Al-Hadidi, Ms. Rawan Al-Rifa'i, Ms. Manar Al-Nadwi, Ms. Eitizaz Al-Miqati, and Ms. Wudd Bukhari. This is in addition to a constellation of outstanding students from the Department of Health Education and Promotion and the Department of Health Information Management and Technology at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics.
The Assistant General Manager for Medical Services, Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Kharobi, and His Excellency the Manager of the Maternity and Children's Hospital, Dr. Ahmad Ghaith Al-Mihmadi, praised the outstanding efforts exerted by the UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics in making this event a success, and its pioneering role in serving the community.
Wrapping up the activities, the UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics was honored with a memorial shield, and the participants were awarded appreciation certificates from the event sponsor.