MOSA Organizes Sport Event for WHO Global Meeting Participants
MOSA Organizes Sport Event for WHO Global Meeting Participants10/12/2019
On the occasion of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, hosted currently by the Sultanate, the Ministry of Sports Affairs (MOSA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the WHO organized on (Monday) an entertaining sport event under the theme ”Walk the Talk” at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
The sport event was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Mardoof, Minister of Sports Affairs with the presence of H.E. Dr. Ali bin Talib Al-Hinai, MOH Undersecretary for Planning Affairs, H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Salim Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region along with a number of participants from the sport teams and committees, as well as government and private colleges and schools.
The participants started with warm-up and some of light exercises followed by walking around the main stadium of the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex for a kilo and 600 meters. In addition, the event included some of the traditional sports and games.
H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandari, WHO Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region indicated that this sport event was a real convert for the Global Meeting, hosted for the first time in the Sultanate with the participation of more that 150 countries NCDs and mental health control including the cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other diseases.
Dr. Huda Al-Siyabi, Director of Social Initiatives at the Ministry of Health pointed out that the event aimed to promote the physical activity and healthy lifestyles, as well as highlighting the significant role of Oman in promoting the sectoral work to achieve the sustainable development.