The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology’s has high interest in community service and environmental development activities. Accordingly, Faculty’s Community Service and Environmental Development Committee participated, under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, Prof. Dr. Raja Abdel Qader, Dean, and Prof. Dr. Hamdy Al-Wakeel, Vice Dean, in educating PUA’s community, students and building workers about the importance of maintaining healthy bones, and introducing osteoporosis.


30% of Egyptian population suffer from osteoporosis, most commonly among women. The risk of developing this disease increases with the increase in the following symptoms: smoking, drinking alcohol, not eating food rich in calcium and vitamin D, Poor physical activity and exercise. Prevention begins in childhood and extends to all stages of life. By building bones, following a healthy diet, avoiding smoking and soft drinks, eating dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, sardines, salmon, nuts, exposure to sunlight, and exercising.


In addition, the committee prepared awareness posters and fliers with cartons of milk to be distributed to students and building workers who attended the event. The event also aimed to raise awareness for polio eradication, and to honor the efforts of thousands of WHO staff and other volunteers committed to polio eradication.


Thanks to the efforts of the WHO and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, the global number of registered polio cases dropped by more than 99%. It is estimated that that number plummeted from about 350 thousand cases recorded in more than 125 countries where the disease was endemic at the time, to 74 cases recorded in 2015, to 22 cases in 2017.