Arabian Healthcare to launch new initiative
Ras Al Khaimah, October 15, 2012
Arabian Healthcare Group, an initiative by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the launch of its new initiative - Sahi-school health programme - in association with Sahi and medical experts from RAK hospital.
The initiative focuses on the health and wellbeing of students, by creating a culture of preventive health. Sahi is a comprehensive health screening and educational tool for students, built on the age-old ideal of a sound mind in a sound body.
It is an effort to harness the great energies and enthusiasm of students to improve overall health, hygiene, and wellbeing through conscious changes in behavior, habits and attitude, a statement from the group said.
Sahi is launching its' pilot at RAK Academy in Ras Al Khaimah, with a goal to extend to other schools in the future.
“Sahi is a proactive health movement, which is sure to bring better health and opportunities to thousands of students and community members. The programme encompasses regular health checks, medical checks, health education, and activities in the school, to develop healthy lifestyle,” said Raza Siddiqui, CEO Arabian Healthcare.
“The programme will address student health concerns such as nutritional disorders, fitness issues, oral health, risk behaviors, by teaching students to embrace healthier habits that will endure for life. Schools are the most effective place to reach young people and encourage healthy behavior. Therefore, Sahi will work in tandem with each school, its students and the parents to create a community of preventive health.”
“The programme will be managed by an excellent team under the aegis of professor Adrian Kennedy, who has been instrumental in successfully implementing school health programs in more than 500 schools in India, through Apollo Wellness- an initiative of Apollo Group of Hospitals. He brings his vast expertise in school health programs, complimented with four decades of leadership experience in the health care & wellness industry,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
More Health & Environment Stories
- Bapco installs $120m water treatment plant
- $68bn health bill warning for GCC
- VLCC launches anti-obesity initiative in Bahrain
- 1,000 health experts at Doha innovation summit
- Major progress in fight against malaria
- MAF Dalkia, Dubai Aviation ink consultancy deal
- Summit highlights HR challenges in Arab health sector
- Saudi launches ambitious gene mapping project
- ADSW to focus on energy-water nexus
- Bahrain moves to combat marine pollution