Students, staff mark World Diabetes Month through interactive event

Birzeit University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions organized a number of activities to mark World Diabetes Month on November 25, 2019.

The event included a lecture titled “Diabetes: the reality and future” and a marathon to emphasize the importance of exercise in treating diabetes. A number of interactive booths offered material to raise awareness of diabetes prevention, treatment and protection.

President of Birzeit University Abdullatif Abuhijleh participated in the event, reflecting the university’s commitment to raise awareness among its students and staff about the disease.

November marks Diabetes Month. Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization out of growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes is posing, Diabetes Month is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness of all types of diabetes.