The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) concluded its virtual campaign which was held under the theme “Let's Move and Walk” from 19 July to the end of September.

With over 500 participants, the campaign has witnessed a notable interaction by the community members through their participation in the online programs of the events or through their engagement in the campaign activities on social media pages.

An elite of doctors and specialists were hosted throughout the campaign to respond to public inquiries to raise their health awareness and correct their health-related misconceptions. About 65 posts were published about arthritis and ways of prevention, including the SLE, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, and rheumatism, in addition to highlighting the importance of walking and its benefits for patients.

The campaign also hosted 2 arthritis patients to talk about their treatment journey with this disease.

HE Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of FOAP, expressed her satisfaction with the outcomes of the campaign and the success in educating people about arthritis and encouraging them to walk to build up a healthier society, stressing FOAP’s commitment to providing all the support for arthritis patients to alleviate their suffering and achieve sustainable health.

This comes in line with the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in terms of enhancing health awareness, improving health behaviors and habits, and preventing diseases in the society.

The Head of FOAP praised the remarkable participation of the community members in the activities and events of the campaign and their keenness to be acquainted with the proper health guidelines to protect themselves from the consequences of arthritis, which are of the main causes of immobility, thanking those who made the event successful including health educators, doctors, and health specialists.

Source: MISBAR Communications