On Thursday 7th November there were some unusual activities at the new-look Afra Mall. World Heart Day was being observed by Doctors who volunteered to offer a free health check up. Shoppers got their BP measured, their height, weight and random blood sugar measured and smokers got their breath-gas evaluated and received counselling. These received positive response and was extended till 9th November. On the 7th evening the venue was the Green Yard where more than hundred people walked as a pledge to keep their heart healthy. World Heart Day in Khartoum has been an initiative by Cardiac Surgeon Dr.Ahmed Elsayeed for the last several years.