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MoPH promotes food safety.

Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) participated in the events held on the occasion of the World Food Day in Ezdan compound. During the event organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), health educators from the Ministry of Public Health held interactive sessions and lectures for visitors to introduce Qatar's nutritional guidelines and highlight the method of maintaining food in a safe, and healthy manner. The MoPH, in cooperation with health sector institutions, is implementing various programmes to improve nutrition and promote health behaviours. The National Health Strategy 2018-2022 is also a major target for the national goal of achieving a five percent reduction in the rate of obesity among children, adolescents and adults. The National Plan for Nutrition and Physical Activity of Qatar 2017-2022 aims to reduce the risk factors contributing to infection. The plan describes the magnitude of the double burden of malnutrition and highlights the need to address micronutrient deficiencies and the need to reduce the increase in overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases associated with diet. To achieve this goal, multiple policies and programmes to reduce the prevalence of obesity and overweight, increase the rate of physical activity, and improve the nutritional status have been introduced. The celebration of World Food Day this year focused on combating hunger and highlighting the suffering of hunger around the world. The activities aimed at increasing the awareness of the community and encouraging governments and individuals to take measures and policies to combat hunger in all agricultural, health, awareness and social fields.

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Geographic Code:7QATA
Date:Oct 24, 2018
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