QRCS health education activities benefit 6,059 people
August 21 2020 07:55 PM
A QRCS health education session in progress.
A QRCS health education session in progress.

The Training and Development Centre of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has held activities to educate the public on good health behaviours and ways to prevent Covid-19 infection.

The health education activities have benefitted 6,059 persons, including inmates of the recently closed Mekaines quarantine facility, workers, community leaders, and QRCS volunteers.

The informative materials are introduced in multiple languages, to ensure easy communication with the trainees with various backgrounds.

To raise awareness against Covid-19 risks, QRCS’s health educators conducted 13 activities. These included 19 outdoor sessions for 5,507 quarantined persons at Mekaines, in addition to three online sessions.

In the sessions, psychological and health support was given to the Covid-19 patients, in the form of workouts, fun activities, advice, and practice of washing hands, wearing masks, physical distancing, and other ways to protect oneself and others against the pandemic.

All the sessions were held during the evening time, in order to avoid exposure to hot weather during the day. Preventive measures were taken to protect the trainers, health educators, and supporting volunteers.

Under the theme of “Covid-19 Prevention Measures and Tools”, nine workshops were held for 156 workers at the Zekreet Health Center, operated by QRCS under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

As part of the collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, QRCS organised three online training workshops on the topic of “Covid-19 Preventive Behaviours in the New Lifestyle”. It was watched by 396 members of sports clubs and youth centres, such as Al-Gharafa SC, Al-Arabi SC, and the Simaisma Girls Forum.

Last updated: August 21 2020 07:58 PM

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