The Islamic Medical Association [Durban Branch] hosted over 50 Medical and Allied Health Professional students at an Orientation Programme on Saturday, 28 March 2015.
The programme was held at IMA Baytul‐Nur, the social wing of the Islamic Medical Association. Mr Solly Suleman, Vice Chairperson of the IMA [Durban] explained that the objective of the Orientation Programme which is held annually is to encourage health science students to become active volunteers through the Islamic Medical Association.
Dr Goolam Hoosen and Dr Haniff Kathree, founding members of the IMA told students of their experiences as young volunteers in the communities they served and explained the importance of giving back some of their time to serve the underprivileged. Dr Shakira Cassim Khan, Sabera Asmal, Sr Honey Allee, Fathima Abdulla and Mr Iqbal Sabath showed much enthusiasm to get involved. Khadija Manjra a fifth year medical student and the MSA (Muslim Students Association) representative said that she was indeed very impressed by the various projects and activities run by the Islamic Medical Association and that she would get more health science students to become active members.
Those that attended were from various health science faculties including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, optometry, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, Medical orthodontics and prosthetics and psychology.
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