A joint Saudi-Japanese healthcare forum ended last week, with both groups electing to focus their efforts on the treatment of diabetes and lifestyle related cancers.
The forum, which was attended by local and overseas experts in diabetes, oncology. Endoscopy and general surgery, saw a range of workshops and lectures take place on many different topics.
Assistant Deputy Minister for Hospital Services in the Kingdom, Dr Mohammed Alabdulaali, highlighted why diabetes was such an important subject area to ‘Arab News’. He said: “Diabetes is a disease that needs special attention when it comes to preventing as well as treating such patients.
“The incidence of diabetes remains high in the Kingdom and it can be controlled, but we urge people to be mindful of diseases that attack them due to rich foods, lack of exercise and lack of rest.”
Meanwhile Japanese delegate, Michihiro Hazumi, added: “Our country’s mission is to learn from the Saudi experience in the relevant fields, and explore cooperation in areas where joint efforts are required.”
Diabetes and other lifestyle related conditions are a major issue throughout the Gulf region, and Saudi Arabia is absolutely no exception.
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