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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nurses to receive training on diabetes

BY PMA RASHEED
The Gulf Today, 23 Feb 2010

The UAE Ministry of Health (MoH) will begin on Feb.28 its second phase of training sessions for nurses to specialise in diabetes prevention and treatment, as part of efforts by the national committee to fight diabetes.
About 57 working nurses will undergo the training sessions that is being conducted in tandem with Aarhus Danish University, until till March 4 at Marriot Hotel in Dubai, said a senior MoH member.
Dr Mahmood Fikri, Executive Director for Health Policies Affairs at the MoH, said, "The selected male and female nurses are currently working under the ministry and other health authorities of the country. The initiative is aimed at making them equipped with capabilities in treatments for fighting diabetes and eliminating its complications."
"The national committee for fighting diabetes also has strategies to train about 500 general practitioners from public and private sectors in the UAE. The plan will facilitate the health authorities achieve the best practices by developing methods of diabetes care, eliminating complications of the disease and enhancing the strategies of combating diabetes," explained Dr Fikri.
The first phase of the training diabetes prevention training programme for nurses was held in November last year.

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