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MOH Carries on Its Summer Health Awareness Campaign
22 June 2014
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will stick to 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 third week, the center will host Dr. Abdullah Abdul-Bari Ba-Humeid, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, on Tuesday June 24th, 2014 (corresponding to Sha‘ban 26th , 1435H) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., who will talk about providing the health care for the patients with severe diseases and the treatment for the injuries requiring urgent and immediate medical interference. On next Wednesday, the center will host Dr. Saleh bin Zaid Al-Husain, a Consultant in Pediatrics, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
On Thursday, June 26th, 2014 (corresponding to Sha‘ban 28th , 1435H), the center will host Dr. Abdulaziz Sami Al-Shamrani, a psychological and addiction therapy consultant; to provide awareness advices and guidelines about psychological diseases, and provide the callers with psychological consultations. This hosting comes in coinciding with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Therefore, there are brochures, roll-ups, posters and awareness flashes, which will be distributed on this event.
 
On other hand, the female specialists in MOH's Media and Health Information Center will be fully prepared from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to  receive all queries and provide awareness advices, in preparation for the Holy month of Ramadan.
 
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, in an endeavor to 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 categories. 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 highlighting 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.
 
 
 



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