As part of its participation in the "Health and Tourism 2017" campaign organized by the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah under the theme "Let's Walk", Friends of Kidney Patients association recently organized an awareness initiative at Al- Majaz waterfront in Sharjah entitled "Water Activity".

The association’s goal was to  show the importance of drinking water and how to maintain the health of kidney function to those who were involved in sports activities at Al Majaz Waterfront, as well as visitors, residents and tourists. The association also provided them with free tests and consultation.

H.E Mariam Khalfan bin Dakheen, President of Friends of Kidney Patients said, we are happy to be part of the Health and Tourism 2017 Campaign, which is one of the largest and most important annual health campaigns. We initiated a special event this year to emphasize the importance of kidneys to humans and how to protect them. At the same time encourage community members to pay more attention to their health and exercise throughout the year.

"The Water Activity " distributed souvenirs, water and awareness leaflets to the visitors at the Waterfront. The event also witnessed the presence of a number of famous social networking sites who covered the activities and published on their pages.

Since its establishment in 2006, Friends of Kidney Patients Association in the United Arab Emirates has been working to spread awareness among community members about kidney disease, providing medical treatment and appropriate healthcare to the patients as well as supporting hospitals and health centers by providing them with diagnostic equipments and treatment.

 

Source: MISBAR Communications