The Saudi Celiac Patients’ Support Group is continuing its activities launching “You are not Alone” Campaign

Dr. Nahla Azzam, Consultant, Gastroenterologist has appraised the campaign of “you are not alone” theme. Pointing on the importance of raising awareness, clarifications on misbeliefs and help overcoming any difficulties of the Saudi Community suffering from Celiac Disease.

A voluntary Group, relying on individualized efforts, named “Saudi Celiac Patients’ Support Group was establish in year 2008 (1428) under the umbrella of Gastroenterology Unit, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) later on collaborated with the Saudi Gastro Association (SGA).

Dr. Badr Al Saleem showed his utmost gratitude and appreciation to the persons who established this group in particular to Ms. Nora Al Otaibi who honorably initiated the idea of the group’s establishment with the support of some Medical Students.

With the help of Dr. Abdulrahman Al Jebreen to express the difficulties, on behalf of the celiac disease patients, we pursue to establish the group.

The “Gluten Free Diet” is not present in Nutritional Fact of food products.

“Gluten Free” should be placed in local and imported products like what most developed countries do. The Saudi FDA started to look into this issue and looking forward to make it successful. It was suggested that additional laboratory examinations are needed in order to confirm the accuracy of any products (With Gluten-Free Labels) sold by Domestic Food companies. In this way, we will be able to identify the authenticity of their product (gluten-free).

Furthermore, one among the Government Agency Taheel Shamel Center gives monthly allowance to our Registered Celiac Disease First step in helping Celiac Disease patient and hope there will be continuation in this a

The campaign will not stop! But we still need your continuous support in order for the Group to be registered officially in the University as a Branch of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. In addition to have a strong financial support to guarantee its continuity worthy to be mentioned that “you are not alone campaign”. The upcoming campaigns will be held on 17 April 2014 (17-6-1435) in Hyatt Mall followed on the 12 June 2014 (14-8-1435) at Granada Mall, Riyadh, KSA

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