Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) took part in the 39th Annual Book Fair at Mishref International Fairgrounds, 19th – 29th November, 2014. DDI gave away booklets, brochures and other materials to the visitors of the fair as an attempt from the Institute to promote health awareness specially on diabetes and its complications taking into consideration that November is the international world diabetes month.

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah opened the 39th Kuwait International Book Fair on behalf of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The fact that the Kuwait International Book Fair continued over the years is evidence of the high concern by country’s political leadership about education, culture and awareness.

The activities of the book fair were held under the theme “Kuwait a world humanitarian center.” The Kuwait Book Fair is a major Arab cultural event, enjoying a prominent place on the Arab map, after Beirut and Cairo Fairs. Up to 520 publishers and institutions took part in the Fair, where on the sidelines cultural soirees, seminars and meetings with prominent cultural figures, intellectuals, authors and poets, were held during the Fair days.