The Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, which takes place annually, is one of Oman’s most anticipated events. There are events to fit all ability levels, including the 42.2 km full marathon, a 21 km half marathon, a 10K fun run race. The Al Mouj Muscat Marathon is especially unique in that participants get the opportunity to run through the streets of Muscat and enjoy the beautiful winter sunshine, unhindered by traffic, which happens only once a year!
Professor Elger, whose main focus is serving those in need of Epilepsy treatment where medical support is not offered, is currently looking to help the people of Ethiopia, where medical insurance is non-existent - the government supplies medical assistance on the lowest levels only and Epilepsy service is missing.
Professor Elger, has explained further about his plan, and shared with ub-cool: "Our aim is to improve the epilepsy-service in a poor country in which patients cannot afford to go abroad. We want to do this by training staff here in Bonn and in Ethiopia. Because the treatment there is very weak, we hope to get scientific information upon disease courses in people without optimal treatment".
By participating in the Marathon, ub-cool's team hope to help raising money to help the Society of Advancement of Epilepsy Research to achieve three of their most important goals:
Improvement of the diagnostic equipment at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Increasing trips (at least annually) of experts (epileptologists, neurologists, etc) to Addis Ababa for educational and treatment advice
Invitations to physicians and others (e.i EEG assistants) for a longer educational stay at Bonn University