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CBH Health at Hajj & Umrah leaflet

Health at Hajj & Umrah

Download the Health at Hajj & Umrah Guide. Written by Dr Mohammed Jiva, this guide has essential tips in minimising health risks  for a hassle free Hajj.  Dr Jiva has been on the British Hajj Delegation for over 7 years and has supported the Council of British Hajjis since its’ inception back in 2006, and is …

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Meningitis

Meningitis Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and  protect the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by many different  organisms including bacteria and viruses. Common Causes There are many different causes of meningitis. The two most common organisms are viral and bacterial. Bacterial meningitis is life-threatening. Viral meningitis is rarely …

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Corona Virus

Saudi Ministry of Health Advice on MERS-COV (Corona Virus)

1- MERS-COV Precautions: The Saudi Ministry of Health recommends that elderly (above 65 years of age) and those with chronic diseases (e.g. heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes) and pilgrims with immune deficiency (congenital and acquired),  Malignancy and terminal illnesses, pregnant women and children (under 12) coming for Hajj and Umrah this year, to postpone the …

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Womens Health

Women Taking Pills to Stop Menses during Ramadan/Hajj Question: Is it permissible for a woman to use contraceptives and other forms of medication during Ramadan to stop her period in order to be able to fast the whole month of Ramadan? I know that women are allowed to use such kind of medication during Hajj, …

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Health Tips – NATHNAC

Advice for pilgrims for the Hajj and Umrah Updated October 2010 Vaccine Advice  Vaccine Advice  Food and water advice  Insect-transmitted diseases  Heat and sun-related hazards  Accidents and injuries  Other health advice Hajj, the yearly Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represents the largest gathering in the world; every year over …

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Saudi Ministry of Health Requirements and Health Matters

Saudi Ministry of Health Requirements Do I need any kind of vaccinations? Hajj and Umrah visitors must have certificates for the following vaccinations before entering  the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Meningococcal  Meningitis A certificate of  vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis is required from all visitors from  all over the world arriving for the purpose of Umrah …

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Hajj Fraud – Don’t be a victim

Police and NFIB launch Hajj fraud campaign Police and the NFIB are joining forces with the Muslim community to stop the fraudsters who steal hundreds of thousands of pounds from pilgrims travelling to Mecca.  The criminals pose as legitimate travel operators, often offering discounts of up to 50 per cent on the normal price, but …

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