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MOH Continues Its Summer Health Awareness Campaign
13 June 2014
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue its summer health awareness campaign of this year for the second consecutive week, as the National Center for Media and Health Awareness will host a number of distinguished physicians and specialists via its toll free number: 8002494444 and the MOH Twitter account: @saudimoh, in order to answer the callers' inquiries and provide them with medical advices and guidelines about the summer diseases and ways of dealing with and protection against them.
 
On the second week, the center will host pharmacist Aisha Dighriri on Sunday June 15th, 2014 (corresponding to Shaaban 17th, 1435H) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., who will provide awareness advices to the blood donors. And from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the center will host Consultant in Blood Cancers and Bone Marrow Dr. Fahd Al-Sharif to talk about cancerous blood diseases and bone marrow transplant.     
 
On Monday June 16th, 2014 (corresponding to Shaaban 18th, 1435H), the center will host Pharmacist Amal Abujadail from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to talk about ways of protection against the infectious diseases and to provide awareness advices which contribute to preventing them. The center will host Nutrition Specialist Maha Al-Asaf from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the same day. 
 
On Tuesday June 17th, 2014 (corresponding to Shaaban 19th, 1435H), the center will host, on its first session (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Pharmacist Miaad Abdul Raziq to talk about diabetics and provide them with health advices, while Consultant in Chest Diseases Dr. Naila Abujadail will be hosted to provide instructions and advices to those suffering from this kind of diseases.  
 
On Wednesday June 18th, 2014 (corresponding to Shaban 20th 1435H), Pharmacist Maha Al-Mehaize will provide a number of advices and consultations on first aid, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and on the same day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the center will host Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes Dr. Safia Al-Shirbini to reply to the callers' inquiries in this field.
 
On Thursday Jun 19th, 2014 (corresponding to Shaaban 21, 1435H), Ms. Shoa' Alhusainan will answer questions about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. While from 1 p.m. to 3 pm., the information center will host Consultant in Hematology and Oncology Dr. Saud Abujeraish to talk about hematology and oncology and the ways of dealing with and protection against them. 
   
It is worth mentioning that the MOH, represented by the Media, Relations and Health Awareness General Department, launches an awareness campaign annually to deliver its health educational messages in summer, targeting certain groups, for protection against the summer diseases and health symptoms, as well as publishing, via the social networking websites, the health messages and advices that will help members of the targeted groups to positively change their health behaviors.
 
The campaign aims at raising knowledge, changing the unhealthy behaviors during the summer vacation and encouraging the adoption of health behaviors among the community's sectors. It also aims at identifying the health problems emerging during the summer vacations and their effects on the health of the individuals and community and reaffirming the importance of following up the main health patterns including the healthy food and physical activities, as well avoiding the transmission of infectious diseases and the drug abuse.
 
The campaign activities also include holding TV and radio interviews with the physicians and specialists and publishing awareness messages to the health mobile subscribers and visitors of the Ministry Twitter's account. Also there are brochures, roll-ups, posters and awareness flashes, which will be distributed in conjunction with the World Blood Donor Day and World Sickle Cell Day.
 
 
 
 



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