More firms join initiative on healthy lifestyle

 19 Oct 2016 - 1:31

More firms join initiative on healthy lifestyle
Ministry of Public Health and Kahramaa officials at the signing ceremony.

The Peninsula

DOHA: More than 20 private and public sector entities have so far joined the “Health in the Workplace” programme of the Ministry of Public Health that seeks to raise the employees’ awareness about adopting a healthy lifestyle, a senior official has said.

The ministry intends to expand the programme to all companies and institutions in the country both in the public and private sectors.

Health in the Workplace campaign launched in early 2014 aims to encourage people to acquire habits and practices in their daily lives – from healthy eating and smoking cessation, to promoting more physical activity at work and even how to cope with stress and pressure at work.

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) was the latest entity to join the initiative. The ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kahramaa to implement the programme.

“The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health and Kahramaa to carry out the events and activities of Health in the Workplace Programme in order to promote the employees’ health and to raise their awareness about adopting a healthy lifestyle,” said a ministry statement yesterday.

The MoU was signed by Sheikha Dr Al Anoud bint Mohammed Al-Thani, Director of Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases at the ministry and for Engineer Abdul Rahman Ali Al Nemaah, Director of Health, Safety and Environment Department at Kahramaa.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Al Anoud said that more than 20 institutions from the public and private sectors have joined the initiative. She added that ministry is targeting to implement the programme at all public and private institutions.

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