Monday, 26 January 2015  4 Rabi al Thaani 1436
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


The European Hajj Mission of the Council of European Jamaats was invited as part of a special ‘Health at Hajj and Umrah' conference which was held in London on 16 November 2006 at the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This event was organised by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Health Protection Agency, together with Queen Mary’s, University of London.

The conference brought together experts from Saudi Arabia, Australia, Singapore and the UK to share information on providing effective health advice and support to pilgrims. 


European Hajj Mission was given thanks in an article in the British Medical Journal.

Image Influenza vaccine uptake among British Muslims attending Hajj, 2005 and 2006

Every year 1% of British Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia on the Hajj pilgrimage. High rates of influenza have been reported among pilgrims,1 2 and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health recommends that all pilgrims should receive influenza vaccination before travelling. We determined the uptake of influenza vaccination among British Hajj pilgrims who attended the British Hajj Delegation Clinic in Mecca and mobile clinics set up by us in Mina in 2005 and 2006.



British Sign Language (BSL) is being provided at this FREE event .
Deaf Attendees are to meet at 6:45 p.m. outside Russell Square Tube Station

Cultural Jihad - Making Islam Matter

On Friday 17th November 2006, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  at Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London  (Location Map)

Discussions between:    Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah and Aki Nawaz (Fun-Da-Mental),
                                             Naz Koser (Ulfah Arts) and Na'ima Roberts (Author),
                                             Discussion with Audience



Image Sister Perviz Asaria, a volunteer for the Health Improvement Board of CoEJ, along wih colleague Eithne MacMahon have written an article which has been published in the internationally renowned British Medical Journal entitled:

Measles in the United Kingdom: can we eradicate it by 2010? 

Measles has reappeared in the United Kingdom, with 449 confirmed cases to the end of May 2006 compared with 77 in 2005, and the first death since 1992.1 2 Cases are occurring in inadequately vaccinated children and in young adults, leading to concerns that endemic measles could re-emerge. But, as with smallpox, measles could be eradicated. It has been eliminated in the Americas since 2002. The World Health Organization has set 2010 as the target for elimination in the European region, where 29 000 cases were reported in 2004.3 Much ground will have to be regained in the United Kingdom if the 2010 target is to be met.

We review the uptake of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the United Kingdom and Europe, and identify susceptible groups.  As clinical experience of measles has declined, doctors in the United Kingdom may not consider the diagnosis
nor recognise a case. We also therefore consider the diagnosis, management, and control of measles infection.



The COEJ Disabilities Project - A New Era in Care

Sunday 21st April 2006, saw the beginning of the first ever nationwide disabilities project, the launch of which took place at a consultation event held at the Hujjat Imambarah, Stanmore, London. The event, which was attended by 67 participants, a much higher turnout than originally expected, was filled with keen and enthusiastic individuals wanting to make a positive difference to our current system of facilitation. The ethos behind the COEJ disabilities project is simple; to bring the needs and rights of people with special needs or disabilities to the forefront of our social agenda.




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Health Tip


Visit the vending machine
Nibbling on single servings is better than digging your way to the bottom of a megabag of chips. Just don’t bring a whole roll of quarters along during your next snack attack.