Raising awareness on diabetes, obesity

Rokiah Mahmud

A forum on ‘Diabetes and Obesity’ aimed at raising awareness on the importance of healthcare, especially diabetes and obesity among the public was held at the Setia Ali Mosque in Pekan Muara on Sunday.

The forum, held in conjunction with Knowledge Convention 2020, was jointly organised by Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) under the Knowledge Convention 2020 Side Events Working Committee.

Legislative Council (LegCo) member Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman in his capacity as Village Head of Kampong Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun and Pelumpong was the guest of honour. Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang was also present.

The forum panellists comprised medical officer at the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Unit, Ministry of Health Pengiran Dr Md Khairulhazman bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Othman and KUPU SB Dean of Syariah Faculty Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakbar with Haji Yusli bin Haji Ashli as the moderator.

Several forums and exhibitions are scheduled to be held at mosques, community halls and shopping complexes across the country this month and in February.

The next forum Mental Ku Eh will take place at RPN Kampong Rataie Mosque in the Temburong District on January 30 at 9am.

Exhibitions on the maintenance of good health, health checks and quizzes will also be held.

Panellists during the forum. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD