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12th Diabetes Awareness Walk 2009
The 12th Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk held on Sunday, the 22nd Nov 2009 at Boat Basin, Clifton Karachi, in connection with the World Diabetes Day.

The purpose of this annual event of BIDE is to create and enhance public Awareness on diabetes and on the primary prevention of diabetes & its complications.

People started gathering at the venue of the walk from 8 am. The gathering had grown to a huge congregation of nearly 2000 people by 9 am when the walk started.

The walk was inaugurated by Prof F.U Baqai, The Chancellor of Baqai Medical University and Prof Abdul Samad Shera, Honorary Preident International Diabetes Federation and Secretary General Pakistan Diabtes Association. Fatima Sureya Bajiya- the famous writer and scholar of the country was the Chief Guest of the event. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion with their presence included Lt. General (Rtd) Syed Azhar Ahmed , Vice Chancellor, Baqai Medical University, and Prof Zaman sheikh, Director, National Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences

The BIDE team was lead by the Director of the institute Prof Abdul Basit.Various consultants of the institute namely Prof.Yakoob Ahmedani, Dr Mirza Shakil Baig and Dr. Amir Riaz, doctors, paramedics and other staff working at BIDE participated in the walk along with their families.

People from all walks of life actively participated in the walk and found it to be a very useful and productive event regarding creating health awareness in masses.

The organizers and the BIDE team is especially thankful to our following pharmaceutical corporate friends who supported and collaborated in arranging this health event and helped us to make it a success:

  • Eli Lilly
  • Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
  • LifeScan, Inc
  • Merck Marker (PVT) LTD
  • Novo Nordisk
  • PharmEvo (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • Roche Pharma
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Servier