The students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the UAE owned and run by Thumbay Group, marked World Tuberculosis Day with a variety of programs on 20th March 2016. The event is the latest in the series of ‘World Health Days’ conducted by the 1st year MBBS students of GMU, as their academic mini-project.
The students conducted activities stressing the importance of safeguarding against tuberculosis. They played games to spread awareness on TB and also organized a question/answer session to learn more about the disease. They conducted presentations outlining the nature, causes, precautions and treatments of TB. The event was attended by the faculty members and students of GMU.
World TB Day, falling on the 24th of March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic and efforts to eliminate the disease. Tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.