TALKING HEALTH WITH COMMUNITIES
Launched 2012 in association with the Supreme Council of Health and in partnership with Qatar Foundation, the Supreme Education Council, Occidental Petroleum Qatar, ExxonMobil and Qatar Olympic Committee, Your Health First was designed to educate and improve the health of the whole nation through prevention, with a particular emphasis on the youth. The challenges that Qatar faces through diabetes, obesity and heart disease are well known, and Your Health First was created to address these – ultimately helping to create a healthy generation able to meet the goals of
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – IS A CORE TENET OF WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGEQATAR –AND IN NO BETTER WAY IS THIS DEMONSTRATED THAN THROUGH ITS AWARD-WINNING HEALTH CAMPAIGN SAHTAK AWALAN: YOUR HEALTH FIRST.
in Qatar National Vision 2030.
The campaign incorporates various facets and projects, each designed to encourage people to change unhealthy habits into healthy behaviours. The most recent was the staging of The Color Run last month, the second time that Your Health First has brought the event to Qatar. With around 7,500 participants of all ages from the very youngest to the oldest, the Color Run is a celebration of exercise and its non-competitive nature allows people to take part without the pressure of recording a fast time. Instead, it demonstrates that exercise can be an enjoyable and inclusive activity that can be incorporated into family life. This is one of Your Health First’s goals, for