UNRWA has been providing diabetes and hypertension care since 1992 in its primary health care centres. Hypertension and diabetes are two major health problems for Palestine refugees.
Studies examining the link between diet, health and the environment show plant-based diets to be more environmentally sustainable and beneficial for reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases.
Management of diabetes during Ramadan fasting is a challenge for many people with diabetes and healthcare professionals. The IDF-DAR guidelines intend to help people with diabetes achieve a safer Ramadan.
The majority of Muslims across the globe are passionate about fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam.