KUWAIT: The Patients Helping Fund Association continued its activities within its national health awareness project in schools (My School Rises with My Health) for the fifth year in a row in cooperation with several departments of the Health Ministry and the Education Ministry in various educational regions.

The director of the Social Development Department at the PHFA, Jassem Al-Rubaye, confirmed that the association ensures its effective role in spreading health awareness among all segments of society in line with the vision of New Kuwait 2035 - one of the most important of which is the promotion of healthy lifestyles to improve the quality of life of citizens.

Al-Rubaye revealed a number of activities and events that the association will hold - including a series of awareness lectures such as: (1) Obesity prevention lectures especially since Kuwait, ranks tenth in the world and first in the Arab countries and the Arabian Gulf with more than 40% of the Kuwaiti population suffers from obesity. (2) Personal Hygiene and Preventing Infections as constant washing is one of the most important ways to prevent viral diseases in our modern era.

(3) Lectures on misuse of social media and digital devices. (4) Lectures on physical activity and public health as wrong behaviors is the main and quick entrance to infecting members of society with diseases, and one of the most important of these behaviors is lethargy and lack of exercise. (5) Mental health lectures.

Moreover, further subjects will be discussed such as, the dangers of smoking, addictive behavior, first aid, dangers of energy drinks among others. During the month of November, a total of 35 lectures have been executed in all governorates for different school level. Al-Rubaye ended by thanking the health and education ministries as well as its different departments for participating in the project and distributing awareness.