AQU Concludes Diabetes Ambassadors Programme

April 23, 2024 / 11:39 AM
Sharjah24: The Al Qasimia University in Sharjah, in collaboration with the "Friends of Diabetes" association under the Health Education Department of the Sharjah Supreme Council for Family Affairs, concluded the second edition of the "Diabetes Ambassadors" programme. The programme involved the participation of forty students, representing various countries from around the world.
The programme provided a significant platform for training participating students by competent doctors to raise health awareness among students about the disease and its management, as well as to disseminate awareness among the healthy individuals to protect themselves from this contemporary ailment. Additionally, it offered practical training on the use of blood sugar measurement devices and how to provide first aid to diabetic patients in emergency situations.

During the event, commendable examples were showcased by the students of the University in raising awareness about preventive and health aspects, and disseminating awareness among their communities to prevent and mitigate diabetes.

At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Awad Al-Khalaf, the university director, accompanied by Khawla Al-Hajj, the chairman of the board of the Friends of Diabetes association, honoured the participants in the programme. Khawla Al-Hajj extended her gratitude to the director of the University, the university staff, and the students for their continuous support in assisting the efforts of the association in developing its roles towards promoting health awareness among their peers and in their respective countries.

Dr. Al-Khalaf, the university director, expressed his delight at the success of the second edition of the "Diabetes Ambassadors" programme in collaboration with the "Friends of Diabetes" association. The programme played a vital role in equipping and educating forty students from diverse nationalities, representing the university, enabling them to spread health awareness in their communities.
April 23, 2024 / 11:39 AM

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