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We dedicate ourselves once more to the care of people with arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. With better research and awareness we hope for a cure. #dontdelayconnecttoday   Read more: MEAF hosts community event to mark World Arthritis Day in the UAE Gulf Today: https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2019/10/16/meaf-hosts-community-event-to-mark-world-arthritis-day-in-the-uae UAE News 247: https://uaenews247.com/2019/10/15/meaf-hosts-community-event-to-mark-world-arthritis-day-in-the-uae/ MENAFN: https://menafn.com/1099122115/MEAF-hosts-community-event-to-mark-World-Arthritis-Day-in-the-UAE

World Arthritis Day 2018 Dubai UAE

A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF)

Dubai, UAE: Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease, support those who suffer from arthritis, and encourage early diagnosis.

With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five people in the UAE, it is imperative that preventative measures are taken early on. This year’s community event focused on children, adolescents, young adults and addressed pregnancy challenges for mothers-to-be.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Humeira Badsha, Founding Member of the Middle East Arthritis Foundation said, “Through the year, we work ceaselessly towards the welfare of patients in the UAE who are battling this chronic disease. We hope that community events such as these, will help raise awareness and inspire others to work towards earlier diagnosis and proper access to treatment.”

The community event which was open to the public featured a yoga session, followed by breakout sessions on nutrition and pain management by experts, with inspiring tales from arthritic patients on managing lifestyles. Sessions in Arabic for the benefit of the Arabic-speaking population were newly introduced this year. Attendees availed of the opportunity for a free hand scan as well as a free bone density and much more. The event culminated with a fashion show led by arthritic patients and doctors walking the ramp and modelling comfortable yet glamorous clothing and footwear.

Middle East Arthritis Foundation hosts walkathon to empower people with arthritis Patients from across the region to walk on the journey together to increase awareness of arthritis Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018 – This April, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) is walking towards making a difference to people in the UAE living with arthritis. Supported by […]

imaging injections to the hip knee ankle shoulder elbow and wrist - 2nd Emirates Society for Rheumatology Imaging Summit

This February marked the 2nd Emirates Society for Rheumatology Imaging Summit, taking place at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai and lasting two days. This groundbreaking summit covered a wealth of new information and procedures for imaging techniques for Rheumatic conditions.
Dr Ghita Harifi was Course Director for the Ultrasound-Guided Joint Procedures Course, which ran from 9 – 10th February. Aside from speaking about the role of US imaging in Rheumatology, the course introduced new ideas on important topics such as injection scope, needling techniques and machine parameters.
Dr Harifi and other tutors presented the Hands-on sessions for guided imaging injections to the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist, giving participants the chance to practice what they had learned over the duration of the course.

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