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Princess Muna opens medical workshop to mark World Diabetes Day

By JT - Nov 15,2017 - Last updated at Nov 15,2017

HRH Princess Muna on Tuesday opened a medical training course on diabetes at the King Hussein Medical Centre (Petra photo)

AMMAN — A medical training on diabetes on Tuesday was held at the King Hussein Medical Centre, under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Organised by the Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes in Royal Medical Services in cooperation with the British Royal College of Physicians / London (RCP), the two-day course came on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day, which is marked on November 14 each year.

Royal Medical Services (RMS) Director General Maj. Gen. Muin Habashneh said that the RMS cooperates with all relevant organisations in the health sector to combat diabetes, citing the “outstanding results” in the scientific and training arenas achieved in cooperation with the RCP.

Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyyab called for enhancing the efforts to prevent chronic diseases in general and diabetes in particular, and to promote a healthy lifestyle that contributes to reducing the spread of these illnesses. 

Sheyyab said that numbers of diabetic patients are increasing, posing a threat to society. He referred to statistics of the World Health Organisation, which showed that there are currently 422 million diabetic adults worldwide.

RCP’s International Medical Director Ali Jawad praised the cooperation between the RCP and RMS, which witnessed the exchange of scientific expertise and the training of doctors and workers in the Jordanian health sector.

At the end of the ceremony, HRH Princess Muna honoured the RCP representative as well as representatives of companies sponsoring the scientific course.

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AS USUAL, HRH BY OPENING THIS WORKSHOP SHOULD REMIND ALL JORDANIANS THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF BAD EATING HABITS. STATISTICALLY IN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TERMS, THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC OF DIABETES IN JORDAN.JORDANIANS CAN NOT EAT ANY MEAL WITHOUT BREAD WHILE SUGAR DEPO CALLED WHATEVER REMAINS THE DESEARTS. IRONICALLY, JORDAN HAS THE BEST OF THE BEST VEGITABLES, FRUITS AND OTHER HEALTHY FOOD BUT MOST REGARD EATING THEM AS A SIGN OF POVERTY. I HOPE THAT THIS ENVENT BY PRINCES MUNA WILL REMIND ALL CARE GIVERS THAT WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.

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