Author: hbhurawala

Seminar on Unani Medicine for health professionals

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) organised a seminar on Unani Medicine (also known as Greco-Arabic Medicine) for health professionals on Thursday 25 October 2018 at Himalaya Restaurant in Sydney. The event was attended by more 50 Australian health professionals, GPs, specialists and allied health professionals from diverse backgrounds from South Asia and the Middle East. Professor Syed Ziaur Rahman, MBBS MD PhD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at JN Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University in India was the keynote speaker at this seminar and spoke on the topic of  “Unani Medicine-history and future directions”. Professor Rahman is currently...

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Seminar on paediatric speech and language development

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) organised a community health education seminar on speech and language development in children on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Berala Community Centre in Sydney. The event was attended by around 120 Australians from a diverse background including representatives of various community organisations as well as parents and children.   Ms Georgina Smith, a paediatric speech pathologist was the keynote speaker at this health education seminar and spoke on the topic “Speech and language development in children”. Ms Smith is an experienced speech pathologist who is a clinical manager for Communicate Speech Pathology, the...

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AFMI Convention: aiming for 100% literacy

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (USA & Canada), AFMI held its 26th Annual International Convention and Gala Awards Ceremony in the historic city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India on 30-31 December 2017. The convention was held at the beautiful campus of Maulana Azad University in coordination with Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society. AFMI is a philanthropic service based and issue-oriented organisation formed by Muslim Americans of Indian origin in 1989.  Since its inception, the AFMI has met each Prime Minister and President of India and currently is working on 100% literacy target for Indian Muslims....

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ICSOA organises Childhood obesity seminar

The Indian crescent society of Australia (ICSOA) in partnership with Blacktown city libraries organised a free community health education seminar on childhood obesity prevention on Saturday 22 July 2017 at Max Webber Library, Blacktown, NSW.  This event was organised as part of the “Make Healthy Normal” campaign by Blacktown City Council. The event was attended by Australians from a diverse background including representatives and office bearers of various community organisations.  Cr Susai Benjamin, Cr Kathie Collins and Cr Moninder Singh were guests at this event. MC for the program was Mr Laurence McDonnell, manager of library services, Blacktown Libraries....

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ICSOA health seminar on heart disease

The Indian crescent society of Australia (ICSOA) organised its inaugural free community health education seminar on heart disease prevention on Saturday 29 April 2017 at Berala Community Centre in Sydney.  The event was attended by more than 100 Australians from a diverse background including representatives and office bearers of various community organisations. The member for Granville, Ms Julia Finn, MP was the chief guest at this event. Mr Fasihuddin Khan, Secretary of ICSOA was the MC for this program that commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr Abbas Chelat, treasurer of ICSOA. Mr Abbas Raza Alvi, President...

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