RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Community Events

Shurooq Camp for Children with diabetes

Shurooq camp for children with diabetes is an annual event hosted by the Bahrain Diabetes Society (BDS). Approximately 50 to 60 children who are newly diagnosed with Type I diabetes from Bahrain and the GCC countries participate in the event. RCSI Bahrain has been supporting the camp for the last three years with the support of undergraduate nursing and medical students. The 14th Shurooq Camp 2013 will be the first time that RCSI Bahrain takes the lead in the education and awareness games for the programme sessions via the Pediatric Mobile Unit, with the aim to improve awareness for effective control of diabetes and prevention of its complications.

Health Awareness Awards

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, a programme was successfully piloted in 2014 to raise awareness of health issues amongst the teenage population in Bahrain.
Directed at year 11 and 12 students from the government school system, the awards involve the submission of artwork bringing awareness to conditions affecting young people in Bahrain, and has seen a steady increase each year, with an exhibition held and winners announced at RCSI Bahrain's campus.

Collaboration with Bahrain Red Crescent

Contributing through the registered volunteer programme, both staff and students will pilot an Elderly Community Health Assessment as part of an initiative by the Bahrain Red Crescent. The scheme will help contribute to the National Electronic Medical Record System.

Partnerships A variety of Community-based Memoranda of Understanding (MoU's) are signed throughout the course of each academic year. These partnerships not only form strong links with communities at a local, regional and International level, but further encourage our students to take a holistic approach to healthcare. Many of these initiatives include a valuable hours volunteering for the charity partners, financial support and or clinical opportunities for both undergraduate medical and nursing students.


MoU's include:

2012 - Bi-annual blood donation drive with the Central Blood bank of Bahrain
2012 & 2014 - Bahrain Diabetes society for the Operation of the Paediatric Mobile Unit
2014 - Vikas Hospital, Delhi, India
2015 - Royal Charity Organisation
2016 - Bahrain Red Cresent