A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Novo Nordisk Gulf Cluster represented by its Vice President and General Manager Dr. Akin Aksekili and Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa President of Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Chairman of Bahrain Diabetes Society (BDS).
Danish Ambassador to KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman & Yemen, Ole Moesby, attended the virtual signing.
The MoU aims to raise awareness of obesity as a disease and its complications by conducting and officially launching Fit- your-life campaign which is a patient awareness campaign for people living with obesity.
The two parties seek to prepare educational programs, events and activities related to obesity for Healthcare Professionals. In addition, will be a national reference for the current gaps in obesity treatment and the options to tackle this chronic disease.
Dr. Aksekili stressed the importance of tackling this epidemic disease by training healthcare professionals so that they can effectively support people with obesity in Bahrain and Gulf Cluster.
SCH president assured that the MoU and the unprecedented partnership aims to activate different aspects to tackle overweight & obesity, like community activation campaign and Healthcare educational activities.
The ambassador said this MoU is a distinguished milestone in adapting one of the major health challenges and hoped that the partnership between Novo Nordisk Gulf and SCH in creating obesity awareness which will open the door for similar partnerships in other countries in the region.