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13th Diabetes Awareness Walk 2010
The 13th Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk held on Sunday, the 14th Nov 2010 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 1500 people by 9 am when the walk started .

The walk was inaugurated by Prof Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed Vice-Chancellor of Baqai Medical University and Prof Dr. Rubina Hakeem, Principal and Professors Nutrition and Dietetics RLAK College of Home Economics Karachi and Honorary Lead Dietetics Baqai Institute of Diabetes Baqai University Karachi.

The BIDE team was lead by the Director of the institute Prof Abdul Basit. Various consultants of the institute namely Prof.Yakoob Ahmedani, Prof Dr. Mirza Shakil Baig, Dr. Ahmed Salman and Dr. Asher Fawwad, 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 Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Getz Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Novo Nordisk Pharma (Pvt) Ltd
  • Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Ltd
  • PharmEvo (Pvt.) Ltd