Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 14 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Health forum sheds light on fighting arthritis
By A Staff Reporter July 27, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

SHARJAH: The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has concluded the 2nd edition of annual health forum “Steps towards hope” on Thursday, which aims to raise awareness on arthritis, and provide advice on the ways of its prevention.

The forum’s events this year were held in cooperation with the Social Services Department in Sharjah at the Muwailah District Council, and targeted the residents of the Social Welfare Home, who attended a number of medical lectures that focused on arthritis, and the nutritious food that is necessary for healthy bones. The forum also offered free heath tests that benefited both the home’s residents and the people of the district.

Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association, stressed that the forum is organised in conjunction with the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. She added that the forum aims to raise awareness on arthritis and its causes and its ways of prevention, in addition to encouraging the practice of sports, and staying away from harmful practices that increase the chances of arthritis.

Abdul Aziz affirmed that the association seeks to enhance health care in Sharjah through these community initiatives and activities, and to develop awareness and knowledge on arthritis among the members of the community, in addition to encouraging the members of society to participate in supporting patients and their families by reducing their financial burden and enabling them to better co-exist with arthritis during their treatment.

The health tests that were offered by the association were met with enthusiasm from the attendees of the forum, and included tests for osteoporosis, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and body mass index. The tests were administered by a group of health specialists and volunteers that work with the association. These volunteers also presented advice and tips on healthy practices and nutrition that help maintain the health of bones for all members of the community.
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
UN World Data Forum to begin in Dubai today
DUBAI: The United Nations World Data Forum 2018 is set to kick off on Oct.22 in Dubai, bringing together nearly 2,000 data leaders from more than 100 countries. The da..
‘Media Forum on Risks and Threats’ launched
ABU DHABI: The second edition on the work of the “Media Forum on Risks and Threats” was launched on Tuesday by the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Aut..
Sharjah International Narrators Forum concludes
SHARJAH: The 18th edition of Sharjah International Narrators Forum (SINF 2018), an event for storytellers, performers, narrators and experts from different countries conc..
Sharjah forum abuzz with fairy-tale theme workshops
SHARJAH: In an endeavour to encourage and cultivate artistic expressions in children, the 18th edition of Sharjah International Narrators Forum (SINF) hosted several work..
UAE to host Interfaith Alliance Forum
ABU DHABI: The UAE will host the Interfaith Alliance Forum in the nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi on Nov 19 and 20, under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zaye..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright