The Deanship of Student Affairs at Al Falah University in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a campaign to raise awareness about obesity in order to have the community informed about the risks of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health risks commonly attributed to obesity.

The day of awareness included blood sugar testing, checking of blood pressure, checking of cholesterol level in the blood, the BMI rate and a lecture regarding obesity and its impact on health by Dr. Lama Alnaeli.

AFU President, Prof. Abdelhafid Belarbi expressed his appreciation to the collaborators in meeting the objectives of UAE’s wise leadership in promoting the health and safety of the community.

The importance of fighting obesity needs to start in the family and the relevant health institutions, educational institutions and media outlets.