KUWAIT: Minister of Health (MoH) Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah honored the Secretary General of Kuwait Society for Preventing Smoking and Cancer Anwar Burhama, who won the World Health Organization’s (WHO) anti-smoking award. Sheikh Basel said in a press statement Monday that WHO granted this award on ‘World No Tobacco Day,’ which annually falls on May 31. Burhama is also a member of MoH’s committee of the National Program for Combating Smoking, he pointed out.
Burhama designed nine educational advertisements that were shown on Kuwait TV and displays inside cooperative societies, in addition to 25 others on radio, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information. Accordingly, he presented the first play to show smoking’s harmful effects in 2015 with a group of major artists, including David Hussein and Mohammad Al-Hamali, the minister mentioned. — KUNA