Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has hosted a three-day training workshop in Dubai. The workshop was aimed at enhancing the nation’s healthcare infrastructure as well as ensuring the health and well-being of its youngest citizens.
The “technical meeting on strengthening nutrition data” focused on how to collect as well as analyze data concerning the growth and nutrition of children under the age of five.
The workshop was attended by high-ranking officials, including Ms. Nouf Khamis Al Ali, Director of the Health Promotion Department at MoHAP, as well as representatives from different federal and local entities. The event also welcomed officials and nutritionists from the World Health Organization.
“We strive to provide them with the essential knowledge and tools to comprehend the current state of children’s nutrition data and contribute to crafting effective solutions for any challenges we may encounter,” Dr. Al Rand added.
The workshop further aimed to empower participants on how to assess the current status of nutrition data for children under five and contribute to the development of effective solutions for any identified challenges.
Ms. Nouf Khamis Al Ali, Director of the Health Promotion Department at MoHAP, commented that “our goal was to raise awareness about the significance of monitoring children’s growth and effectively analyzing nutritional data to make informed health decisions. Enhancing capabilities in data collection and analysis is an integral part of the strategy to secure a healthier future for society.”