Health Minister awarded Health Champions 2022 award
23 May 2022News
Minister of Public Health H E Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari and senior leaders from Qatar's healthcare sector took part in the 'Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge' organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva yesterday.
Ahead of the start of the walk, WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, presented Dr. Al Kuwari with a special Director-General's Health Champions 2022 award in recognition of her outstanding advocacy for global health promotion and security.
H E Dr. Al Kuwari was invited as a guest of honor and joined the WHO chief and thousands of members of the local Geneva community at WHOs third Walk the Talk event, held ahead of the 75th World Health Assembly taking place from May 22 to 28 in Geneva.
The Walk the Talk event offered participants the opportunity to walk, run or use a wheelchair over a 3- or 4.2-km route.
In addition to those taking part in person in Geneva, many thousands of people from across the world participated remotely via the Walk the Talk mobile app. The Walk the Talk initiative aims to encourage people to be physically active and mentally well to support their health.
"WHO greatly appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with Qatar on events like Walk the Talk and other major sporting activities, like the FIFA World Cup being held later this year in Doha. Such initiatives demonstrate the great potential of sport to help people enjoy higher levels of physical and mental health.”
Source: Peninsula Qatar