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PHCC launches Fast Well in Ramadan campaign

الرعاية الصحية تطلق حملة “الصيام لصحتك خير”

Doha: To mark the holy month this year, Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched a ‘Fast Well in Ramadan’ campaign. The awareness and educational campaign led by a team of family physicians and nutritionists will be providing information across various governmental institutions and key community sites.

In an effort to increase awareness around the benefits of fasting and how to fast whilst, maintain a healthy lifestyle the team will be presenting educational seminars on topics including fasting with diabetes, fasting with kidney failure and health prevention measure during the fasting period.

PHCC will also be holding patient engagement sessions across the health centres, inviting patients to take part, creating opportunities for the public to consult family physicians, nutritionist and wellness specialist, providing them with tailored advice. The key messages of the campaign aim to encourage people to identify the health benefits of fasting and ensure that they are paying attention to the food they are consuming during the holy month and encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle whilst embracing the holy month.

Huda Al Wahidi, Executive Director of Corporate Communication Department at PHCC, said, “the campaign organised by PHCC during the holy month is a real opportunity to invest in the holy month of Ramadan, as fasting has many benefits. Ramadan is a great time for us to reflect on our lifestyle and therefore try to improve our health.”

Al Wahidi also stressed that these campaigns are a great opportunity to drive forward PHCC’s vision of helping our communities to achieve a healthy lifestyle, more than communication; we are striving to create change, provide a trigger for people to adopt a healthier lifestyle with guidance from PHCC.

Dr Heba Abu Halawa, Head of Health Education at PHCC, said that the PHCC’s campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan are aimed at promoting health through proper nutrition and utilizing the holy month to improve our dietary habits.

As part of the Fast Well in Ramadan campaign, “PHCC will be issuing health awareness cards contain health literacy around fasting in Ramadan and will also be distributing a Ramadan giveaway bag that includes awareness booklets and helpful information,” she said.

انسجاماً مع الخطة التوعوية والتثقيفية المنبثقة عن الخطة الاستراتيجية للرعاية الصحية الأولية تطلق مؤسسة الرعاية الصحية الأولية حملة “الصيام لصحتك خير” وذلك امتثالاً لقوله تعالى (وإن تصوموا خير لكم إن كنتم تعلمون) وتأتي هذه الحملة بالتزامن مع شهر رمضان المبارك، والتي تستهدف المؤسسات والوزارات والهيئات الحكومية.

حيث تقوم مؤسسة الرعاية الصحية الأولية خلال الشهر الفضيل بحملة توعوية من خلال محاضرات تثقيفية يقدمها أطباء الأسرة وأخصائيو التغذية للمؤسسات والهيئات الحكومية وإعطاءهم البرامج المثالية لاتباع نمط الحياة الصحي في الشهر المبارك وطرق الوقاية من الأمراض والمحافظة على الصحة والإجابة على العديد من الاسئلة والاستفسارات عن فوائد الصوم.

كما تهدف المحاضرات إلى التوعية بالدور الفعال والكبير لطبيب الاسرة والذي يقدم خدمات صحية شاملة للمجتمع داخل المراكز الصحية، بالإضافة حث الاشخاص المصابين بالأمراض المزمنة غير الانتقالية إلى ضرورة مراجعة مراكز الرعاية الصحية وذلك من خلال حجز المواعيد أو الاتصال على خط المساعدة حياك 107 أو عيادة الامراض المزمنة غير الانتقالية وذلك لمعرفةً كل ما يلزم من ارشادات للوصول الى صيام صحي وآمن.

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