Newsletter: August 2017
Our wonderful volunteers provided almost 100 free comprehensive health checks, advice and life support training at #SaverahWomenExpo2017. We were fortunate to have a fantastic multidisciplinary team of doctors, pharmacists, a dentist, optometrist, psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, mental health advocate, and brilliant health check assistants! Thank you to you all the volunteers! We received excellent feedback and hope to continue our work to build healthier communities.
Hajj Health outreach clinic
Muslim Doctors Association partnered with the Council of British Hajiis UK to provide free health checks and advice for Hajjis at the London Islamic and Cultural Centre. Dr Ahmad Moolla, MDA Hajj Health Lead, also shared the findings of his research on British Hajjis and the practical implications this has, particularly around avoiding infection, optimising chronic disease management and preventing illness during Hajj. We also identified several unmet health needs which we are working to address with the Council of British Hajjis UK.
Volunteers get together
We enjoyed a lovely day out with our volunteers on Saturday 29th July. Due to the predictably unpredictable British weather we had to change to an indoor location with lunch at Haz Restaurant, St Paul’s, followed by an outing to Spitalfields market for the Halal Street Festival. It was wonderful seeing so many of our volunteers and committee members come together and enjoy a relaxing day out and get to know each-other. As always, we are indebted to all the hard work and commitment of our volunteers without whom our work would not be possible.
Eid party, Guanabana Camden, 1-4pm
Please join us at our Eid ul Adha celebration on Saturday16th September. Due to popular request we have another exotic theme- this time it is a Caribbean & Latin American inspired lunch! Please see flyer for more details. Our Eid party last time was sold out in 5 days so please book your tickets early as we have a limited number on sale.
Brent health fayre, Saturday 9th September
Brent council will be holding a community sports and fun day on Saturday 9th September from 12.30-4.30pm. The event will include a football competition for young people as well as a community component with children's activities and information for local residents around health, jobs and employment and financial advice. MDA have been invited to speak to local residents about health promotion. We are looking for volunteers to help us with providing health checks. Training and further information will be provided. For more information and/or to get involved please email info
Muslim Lifestyle Expo, October 28-29th, Event City Manchester
The Muslim Lifestyle Expo is back and the Muslim Doctors Association are proud to be partners of this Expo offering free health checks, life support training and health seminars to the public. You will have the opportunity, as always, to enjoy the exhibition with its fashion, arts, education and food events and activities. For more information about the Expo please visit http://muslimlifestyleexpo.co.uk/the-expo/whats-on/
We are looking for doctors, dentists, psychologists, dieticians and optometrists. Training and further information will be provided. For more information and/or to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org