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Academic record
I graduated from the School of Medicine, Alexandria University in 1968, followed by Membership of the Royal College of Physicians,UK , in 1978. I have been granted the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians , Edinburgh , in 1985, the Royal College of Physicians, London , in 1988 and the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health UK in 1997.
Currently I am a Consultant Paediatrician in Cairo Medical Center and Hayat Medical Center , Vice President of the Association for Youngsters with Diabetes (AYD) and Member of the Scientific Council of Paediatrics, the Egyptian Board for Medical Specialization in the Ministry of Health and Population.
My previous appointmemt was in Kuwait University where I was Professor of Peadiatrics , Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes during the period from 1990-2000.
I am member of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes(ISPAD)
In Egypt , since the year 2000, I have participated in the establishment of AYD where we have successfully implemented a therapeutic diabetes education programme for children and youth with diabetes and the aim is to improve awareness and the importance of self- management for all people affected with type 1 diabetes.
Developing Partnership through Therapeutic Diabetes Education
Diabetes is a major cause of microvascular complications, resulting in reduction of the length and quality of life.There is now unequivocal evidence that the control of blood glucose at near normal levels is effective in preventing or delaying the development of these complications. Challenges to effectively implement efficacious treatment include society’s poor awareness of the problem and heath care systems that are geared to acute rather than chronic diseases In Egypt the prevalence of childhood diabetes is about 1 in 600, and an estimated 35,000 children under the age of 19 are affected. The Association of Youngsters with Diabetes (AYD), a non profit organization, was established in the year 2000 to focus its attention on meeting the needs of children with diabetes in Egypt. The aim of AYD is to educate, communicate and inform. To achieve its aims, AYD provides Therapeutic Education for children and their families, and empowering them in self-management. Its mission is to help parents fully understand the importance of good long- term control and adherence to the prescribed treatment. AYD implemeted an ambitious 20 hours programme of structured education and teaching practical skills , provided by a multidisiplinary educational team in designated Diabetes Schools and Mobile Units in the two major University Hospitals. Since 2002 , more than 2000 children and their families completed the educational courses , regardless of their social standing or literacy. On the 25th of February 2006 , the first satellite center was established in Aswan , the most southern governorate of Egypt, in collaboration with the Primary Health Sector to provide its services to 1,2 million inhabitants in Aswan and neighbouring areas. In conclusion, AYD has succeeded in implementing its educational programme in a relatively short time and has won the international DAWN (Diabetes,Attitudes, Wishes and Needs) Award in 2004, amongst 60 contestant countries worldwide.