Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group, conducted diabetes awareness program “Count Your Steps – To Beat Diabetes,” on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016. The event, held in observation of World Diabetes Day, was attended by popular Arab singer Ms. Diana Haddad-who engaged with hundreds of university students and visitors on the importance of combating diabetes.
Ms. Haddad was welcomed at the University by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors of GMU, the Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj and Deans of the various colleges under the University. Accompanied by them, she toured the University’s facilities and interacted with the students and faculty. Congratulating the students for choosing the noble profession of medicine, she appreciated Mr. Thumbay Moideen for setting up a world-class private medical university in the country.
Expressing her support for the diabetes awareness program of GMU, Diana remarked that the control of diabetes was a serious challenge the world over. “My endeavor is to empower people struggling with diabetes to take control of their lives by lifestyle modification, nutrition management, and regular exercise. It is important to watch out for the symptoms of diabetes and have regular medical check-ups. More importantly, one has to engage in regular physical activity to keep diabetes at bay. Eating healthy and keeping the calories in check are equally vital,” she said. She also lauded the efforts of GMU in promoting health awareness.
Commenting on the diabetes awareness program, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that the University and its constituent teaching hospitals, the Thumbay Hospital network were committed to spreading health awareness. “GMU has students from over 75 nationalities and our hospitals treat patients from over 175 countries. With access to such a diverse crowd, we have always believed that we have the responsibility to promote the message of healthy living.” He thanked the celebrity visitor for supporting the campaign.
Ms. Haddad also visited Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe and The Terrace Restaurant in the GMU campus. She thanked the University authorities and the students for the rousing reception.
About Gulf Medical University
Established at Ajman in 1998 as Gulf Medical College by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group, the institution became a full-fledged medical university – the Gulf Medical University, in 2008. Today, GMU is considered the most sought after private medical university in the region. Internationally recognized curriculum, own network of teaching hospitals, an established research division, highly experienced/qualified faculty, separate furnished hostels for boys and girls, safe transportation facilities, on-campus recreation and refreshment facilities etc. are some of the factors behind the huge popularity of the University. GMU’s student cohort is a confluence of 75 nationalities, and it has faculty members and staff from around 22 nationalities.
GMU also houses the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), which carries out world-class research in the field of medicine and the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), a multidisciplinary educational facility integrating simulation as an educational tool for providing a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development. A state-of-the-art Innovation Center is being developed in GMU, which will enhance its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. It will serve as a point of contact for scientists, faculty, and students interested in medical research, in addition to fostering international collaborations and partnerships. The Innovation Center will be the first of its kind in the region and will have devoted innovation and incubation laboratories.