Dr. Deema Rahme (Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, BAU) was a host in a live interview on Al Dhafra Emirati Channel on October 30, 2023.
During the interview, the recent concerns raised by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the emergence and spread of new diseases were addressed, as well as the strategies to control them. Moreover, the importance of proactive surveillance systems to detect and monitor potential disease outbreaks at an early stage was highlighted. Dr. Deema emphasized the need for international collaboration and information sharing to effectively respond to these threats. Additionally, she discussed the significance of investing in research and development for diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines to combat emerging diseases. Besides, the importance of public health measures was emphasized, such as promoting hygiene practices, implementing effective infection control measures, and raising awareness among communities to protect populations worldwide.