Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, organised a two-day health exhibition at Ruqaya Independent Preparatory School for Girls as part of ongoing efforts to help school students learn about careers in the healthcare sector.
The exhibition which took place under the slogan ‘our country’s renaissance in safety and health,’ was inaugurated in the presence of Sheikh Dr Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health, and Balqees al-Khazraji, director of the Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programme at HMC.
The event was attended by students, parents, teachers, and school administrators and was designed to encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the health sector. Exhibitors also promoted the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle as a strategy for disease and injury prevention.
Al-Khazraji said a total of 34 exhibitors from HMC, the Ministry of Public Health, various public and private healthcare organisations, and a number of health-related associations from across the country participated in the two-day event which focused on introducing female students to careers in healthcare.
She said representatives from HMC’s Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programme, Ambulance Service, Qatar Organ Donation Center, Immunology and Allergy Awareness Programme, Hamad Injury Prevention Programme, Tobacco Control Center, Medical Education Department, Patient and Family Education Section, and Hamad International Training Center each had information booths at the exhibition. Staff from HMC’s Anaesthesiology, Dentistry, Urology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Bariatric Surgery, and Paediatric Departments were also in attendance.
Representatives from the Ministry of Public Health’s Health Promotion and Communicable Diseases Department and the Health Education Department organised a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness about the importance of healthy eating for young people.
“Preventative healthcare as a strategy to promoting good health and wellbeing was a key focus of the exhibition this year. In addition to healthcare providers from across Qatar, exhibitors from the Qatar Armed Forces’ Medical Service, the Ministry of Interior’s Community Policing, Juvenile Police Department, Drug Enforcement Department, the Qatar National Anti-Doping Commission, Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar Cancer Society, and Qatar University’s College of Health Sciences were all active participants,” said al-Khazraji.
The Qatar Social and Cultural Centre for the Blind, Qatar Guest Centre -Women’s Branch, and the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs were also among the exhibitors at the event.