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Mobile Health Teams to Promote Health Awareness among Pilgrims in Their Camps
22 August 2016
As part of its health awareness campaign during this year’s Hajj season, The Ministry of Health (MOH) has prepared a mobile health awareness team at the Holy Sites; meant to provide health awareness tips and guidelines to pilgrims in their camps and how to deal in case of the incidence of any health problems. The MOH has harnessed all its human capabilities and health facilities to provide health care to pilgrims and maintain their health and safety.
 
Within the same vein, the MOH continues the activities of its health awareness campaign in collaboration with Sanofi Company under the theme: “Together for a Healthy Pilgrimage”. The activities include putting up murals and banners on the MOH’s hospitals in the Holy Sites. These murals and banners contain health awareness tips and guidelines to pilgrims on various topics; in an endeavor to promote healthy behaviors among them, thus contributing to raising health awareness among pilgrims and urging them to interact with the campaign activities. Furthermore, the MOH has completed its arrangements to hold educational lectures for the medical missions accompanying the Hajj campaigns; with a view to contribute to promoting the health awareness among pilgrims and commitment to apply the health requirements set by the MOH.
 
It is worth mentioning that the health awareness campaign, launched by the MOH under the theme: “Together for a Healthy Pilgrimage", aims at promoting health awareness among pilgrims on the main health requirements during this year’s Hajj season. Besides, the campaign focuses on a number of topics, including yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis and vaccination against seasonal flu, as well as modifying some health misconceptions among pilgrims during performing Hajj rituals.
 



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