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WORLD HEALTH DAY AND WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2018

06 May 2018:

Reported by, Fatima Ba Batch 31, 2nd year Dubai Medical College hosted an event celebrating World Health Day and World Kidney Day on the 23rd of April, Monday by the community medicine department. The event was conducted from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the Round Hall of Dubai Medical College The day comprised of informative talks and discussions conducted by various speakers and students of DMC. The event was hosted by Afrah Ghayoor and began with a welcome speech by Dr Sahar Abdel Maqsoud. The first speaker was Dr Mona Al Rukhami, Professor of Medicine at DMC, President of Emirates Medical Association and Nephrology Society, Consultant Internal Medicine and Nephrologist at Al Garhoud Private Hospital; who delivered a talk on ‘Global need to prevent chronic kidney disease with special emphasis on women’. This was followed by the second session with Dr Samia Farghaly, Professor of Family medicine at DMC, who spoke on the subject ‘Health for All’. The next talk was by Dr Mustafa Nur Elhuda, Professor of Medicine at DMC and Consultant Nephrologist, on the topic ‘Chronic Kidney Disease in pregnancy’. Two student presentations were also conducted. Aya Mustafa Rashid Al Salihi presented a research and Sarah Haider Ahmed Al Ansari along with Arshiya Adhnon presented on the topic ‘Chronic Kidney Disease- How to protect your kidney in 3 languages’. A poster making competition for the students on the topic ‘How to protect your kidneys’ was also organized with two participating teams. Group A with members - Iqra Fatma Jafri and Sundus Rehan and Group B with members- Hiba janbaz, Diana Kokesh and Noor Mansour. Group B was announced the winner after procuring the most number of votes. The final session of the day was an open discussion with the speakers. The event concluded with tokens of appreciation for the speakers and a photo session with the guest speakers, professors and students.

 

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