MOH Observes World Diabetes Day
MOH Observes World Diabetes Day22/11/2017
The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Department of the Directorate General of Primary Health Care marked today Wednesday the World Diabetes Day at the Institute of Islamic Sciences’ main auditorium. The celebration ceremony was held under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Hosni, MOH Undersecretary for Health Affairs, with the presence of MOH top officials from the Sultanate different Governorates.
The event is held in line with the World’s celebration of the Diabetes Day which is marked annually on November 14. This year’s celebration focuses on the theme of “Woman and Diabetes’’ to shed light on the significance of giving women with type 1, type 2, or Gestational diabetes the right in the comprehensive health care.
The celebration ceremony was commenced by an inaugural speech presented by Dr. Suleiman Al Mahrazi, Director of Non-Communicable Diseases. Dr. Al Mahrazi elaborated on the major risks of diabetes and possible prevention methods. A lecture was given following the inaugural speech on diabetic indicators, challenges, and relevant future plans in addition the Gestational diabetes was highlighted in the ceremony through presenting a survey in this regard. Moreover, the ceremony underlined two initiatives on promoting the health of diabetes. At the end of ceremony, the first three Governorates were rewarded on achieving a high control level in diabetes through the past year, in addition to rewarding the successful diabetes-health promoting initiatives.