MOH Marks World Heart Day 2018
MOH Marks World Heart Day 20184/10/2018
Within the Sultanate celebration of the World Heart Day 2018, that is observed on 29th of September of every year, Oman Heart Association OHA in collaboration with the National Heart Center staged an event today (Thursday). The celebration took place at Muscat Grand Mall under the auspices of H.E. Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat with the presence of Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi as well as MOH’s Health Advisor H.E. Dr. Sultan Yarub Al Busaidi.
The event highlighted cardiovascular disease and causes, prevention and treatment methods. It educated community on the importance of committing to a healthy life style for their safety by means of posters, graphic, leaflets included in the health exhibition.
The day also opened the opportunity for Mall visitors to do medical checkups and provided them with medical counselling.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day is, therefore, the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden. It highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.
On World Heart Day, holding the theme “My Heart, Your Heart”, the official website of the World Heart Federation is asking people around the globe to make a promise to live a more heart-healthy life for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.
WHF further asks individuals to make promise to cook and eat more healthily, to do more exercise and encourage children to be more active, to say no to smoking and help loved ones to stop.