Thursday, September 3, 2020

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Novo Nordisk Gulf Cluster and H.E shaikh Mohamed AL Khalifa

Manama, Bahrain-Thursday 3 September 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Last Tuesday 18 August 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Novo Nordisk Gulf Cluster represented by its Vice President and General Manager Dr. Akin Aksekili and His Excellency Lieutenant General Doctor Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health in Bahrain&  President of Bahrain Diabetes Society  with the presence of H.E Mr. Ole Moesby the Ambassador of Denmark to KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman & Yemen.

The signing of memorandum of understanding aims to raise awareness of obesity as a disease and its complications by conducting and officially launching Fit- your-life campaign which is a patient awareness campaign for people living with obesity.

The two parties seek through this memorandum of understanding to prepare educational programs, events and activities related to obesity for Healthcare Professionals. In addition, will be a national reference for the current gaps in obesity treatment and the options to tackle this chronic disease.

Vice President and General Manager of Novo Nordisk Company Dr. Akin Aksekili mentioned the importance of tackling this epidemic disease by training healthcare professionals so that they can effectively support people with obesity in Bahrain and Gulf Cluster.

Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health & President of Bahrain Diabetes Society H.E shaikh Mohamed AL Khalifa assured that the memorandum of understanding and the unprecedented partnership aims to activate different aspects to tackle overweight & obesity, like community activation campaign and Healthcare educational activities.

Ambassador of Denmark H.E Mr. Ole Moesby described this memorandum of understanding as a distinguished milestone in tackling one of the major health challenges and hoped that the partnership between Novo Nordisk Gulf and the Supreme Council of Health in creating obesity awareness will open the door for similar partnerships in other countries in the region.

Head of Patient Access and Public Affairs Department of Novo Nordisk company Dr. Ahmed Magdy, referred to the company's activities in the area of partnerships with the international health organizations and its impacts on patients services.

The signing event was attended by assistant undersecretary for public health at Ministry of Health and vice president of Bahrain Diabetes Society Dr Mariam Al-Hajeri, Consultant Endocrinologist and chair of scientific committee at Bahrain Diabetes Society Dr Dalal Alromaihi, Chief of health policies and programmes at the Supreme Council of Health Dr Mohamed Al-Shabaan, Chief of Nutrition Section Public Health at Ministry of Health Dr. Buthaina Yusuf Ahmed Ajlan,  Senior consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist Bahrain Defence Force Hospital Prof Haya Al Khayat, Assistant professor of Public health Arabian Gulf University Dr. Salman Al Zayani,

From the Embassy of Denmark, Commercial Advisor Mary Guirguis, Cultural and Media Officer Julie Regitze Andersen participated in the ceremony. 

Dr Saud AlSifri 


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