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  • Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches ‘Kids’ Community Program to Increase Children’s Knowledge on Diabetes
Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches ‘Kids’ Community Program to Increase Children’s Knowledge on Diabetes

As part of its commitment to educate children about diabetes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sanofi, hosted an understanding occasion at the Dubai Festival City Shopping mall in accordance with its ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (Youngsters) program. The program aims to advertise far better understanding of the influence of the disease on kids and highlight the duty of households and the whole community participants in the efficient management of diabetes. This year, the reach of the campaign went beyond the confines of the institutions to increase community awareness concerning key health problems.

H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said: "The children are the future of the UAE. Buying and informing them regarding their health will certainly guarantee a healthy and happy society. Making use of innovative methods, 'Children' highlights the relevance of fostering a positive setting to helps diabetic person children. Thus, we carry out initiatives to deal with childhood years obesity, protect against diabetes and provide them with detailed health care solutions provided in innovative and sustainable methods. Major programs such as ‘Kids’ enable us to prevent the spread of diabetes and various other non-communicable illness and decrease the occurrence of such clinical conditions in the population inning accordance with the goals of UAE 2021 National Agenda."

Dr. Najla Hussain Sajwani, Head of School Health Section and Consultant Family Members Medication, Ministry of Health and Prevention, included: "This curriculum, in partnership with Sanofi, the International Diabetic Issues Federation and the International Culture for Pediatric Medicine and Teen Diabetic issues, brings people together from throughout varied areas to ensure that they could proactively take procedures to avoid the occurrence of diabetes within their families. The activities at the Dubai Festival City Shopping center offered fun and interesting experience to children, while boosting their knowledge about the condition. It was heartening to witness their excitement and eagerness while participating in all our lined-up occasions throughout that day. We intend to arrange similar efforts in the future."

Utilizing recreational methods, the ‘Kids’ program includes a number of educational and interactive games to motivate the engagement of children and their parents, that play a vital role in advertising healthy and favorable behaviors in children to accomplish long-term management of diabetes.

During the awareness occasion, a corner was established where children might tint fun characters who promote the significance of consuming healthy and balanced food and participating in physical activity. Other activities included the 'Spin the Wheel' competition which saw the young participants winning exciting prizes for correctly answering the questions about diabetes; and Jenga game which challenged the physical and psychological skills of the participating children, that were called for to check out and comprehend the information about diabetic issues written on the blocks while stacking these blocks to build a tower.

An additional was the 'Health Heroes' smart application which permitted children to check out various fun games and communicate with the app's major characters, Mane'a and Salama, by means of a screen display screen. A few of the smart video games were preventive experiences of Mane'a, healthy and balanced food preparation, smart buying, and leaping and 3D video games.

"We are proud to support the Ministry of Health and Prevention in this occasion. As part of our Company Social Obligation, we extend all aid to make certain the success of ‘Kids’ and various other comparable undertakings promoting healthy and balanced life in children to prevent type 2 diabetes," said Jean-Paul Scheuer, Nation Chair and General Manager for Sanofi Gulf.

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