In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Assalaamu Alaikum Waragmatullaahie Wabarakaatuh
Alhumdulillah, on Sunday the 29th May 2016, the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) – Tshwane Branch joined the Laudium community at the 7km Annual Fun Walk hosted by Esquire Technologies for a “Blanket & Eliminate Hunger Campaign”. This event took place at the Rosina Sedibane Grounds.
The IMASA’s aim at this event was to provide basic screening of Blood Pressure testing, Glucose testing, BMI calculations and to be on standby for any medical emergencies. The organizers of the IMASA pop up tent was Feroza Kalla from the Women’s Caring Forum and a few very dedicated medical volunteers. We would like to thank Zeenat Hassim, Tayyibah Dhorat, Yaseera Jagot, Juweirya Bala, Safeera Ballim, Tasmia Gani and Rimaan Ahmed. The doctors that who assisted were Dr Shabbir Tar and Dr Reezwana Cassim. The dentist from Smile Labs, Dr Nadeem Osman was present to bring dental care awareness to the crowd and distributed samples of the new Colgate 12 Pro-Gum Health Mini Toothpastes.
The screening and advice offered was well received by the participants of the walk and very beneficial to those who had general medical questions to pose to the health professionals. As one of the volunteers I would like to take this opportunity to thank IMASA on behalf of all those who volunteered and assisted in making the screening day a successful event and for allowing us as students to be a part of this magnificent and memorable charity event. Alhumdullilah, it was a very good learning experience and opportunity to interact with the community and to also bring awareness to the services IMASA has to offer whereby affording us the opportunity to make a small difference in their lives Inshaa Allah Ameen.
Jazak Allah Khairan
Saima Latif Abdul
Bsc Physiotherapy Final year Student
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
(Formly known as Medunsa)
Watch the YouTube video on the Esquire/CWF Pretoria Laudium Fun Walk event: