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MOH Observes World Heart Day 2020
29 September 2020

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has activated the events of the World Heart Day, which is observed this year (2020) under the theme: «Use Heart to Beat». MOH seeks to achieve the World Health Day's goals, including encouraging the adoption of healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits, developing a plan to control smoking and reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as reducing the global prevalence of hypertension.

Through an awareness infographic published on its Twitter account and its educational platform «Live Well», MOH has provided medical tips and educational guidelines on how to deal with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), their causes and ways of prevention. “CVDs are often a result of accumulations of several causes, such as: age, lifestyle, diet, and smoking, which may ultimately lead to heart failure, given that CVDs are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of global deaths, MOH stated.

MOH added that most CVDs can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors, such as: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, obesity, and physical inactivity, highlighting the importance of engaging in physical activity for at least 30 munities a day to reduce the risk of heart diseases, Allah Willing.

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