Wide Range of Activities and Exhibitors to Feature at Walk the Talk Doha

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced an extensive line-up of activities and exhibitors at the Walk the Talk Doha: Health for All Challenge, taking place at Al Bidda Park on Saturday 19 November, from 8am to 11am.

MOPH and World Health Organization (WHO) are bringing the Walk the Talk initiative to Doha for the first time through the Sport for Health partnership, in collaboration with FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

WHO’s Walk the Talk initiative aims to encourage physical activity to promote health for a healthy and sustainable future and Walk the Talk events have previously been held in cities across the world including Geneva, New York and Cairo.

Mr. Ali Al Khater, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Healthcare Communications, Ministry of Public Health said: “I would like to thank Al Bidda Park and the Private Engineering Office for providing the perfect location to host Walk the Talk Doha and I am incredibly grateful to the many organizations that have pledged their support to this wonderful health initiative, including the UHC Partnership, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, Qatar Tennis Federation, Qatar Cancer Society, Qatar Olympic Committee, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s Sahtak Awalan, and Qatar Rugby Federation.”

“The way in which organizations have embraced Walk the Talk Doha shows the commitment across Qatar to promoting health and well-being locally and globally.”

At Walk the Talk Doha, a wide range of activities and exhibitors will be present on the day, raising awareness of important health topics and providing many activities for participants of all ages to get involved in.

Exhibitors include: Sport for Health initiative; Qatar Cancer Society; Healthy Cities Program; National Mental Health Service; National Healthy Ageing Program; and National Diabetes Program.

Activities include: Tennis games run by Qatar Tennis Federation; the Wheel of Well-being activities led by the National Mental Health program; introduction to Thai Chi by the National Healthy Ageing Program; rugby skills and games with the Qatar Rugby Federation; fun physical activity games led by the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum; and an opportunity to try out the Sahtak Awalan Fitness Box.

Registration is now open for Walk the Talk Doha and those attending Al Bidda Park in person on 19 November are required to pre-register online to confirm their place.

Source: Ministry of Public Health