Kuwaiti students’ win awards at WHO arts competition

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The State of Kuwait is proud of the three students that won awards at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) arts competition for schools students, which coincided with the organization’s anniversary of establishment under the title “75 years of improving public health”, said a state official on Tuesday. Speaking during a WHO celebration held at the UN House in Kuwait, Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Al-Awadhi said that the winners — Abdullah Al-Saffar, Yousef Ibrahim, and Ali Al-Mutairi — had done very well and proudly represented their country in this competition featuring the participation of 2,000 individuals.

Group photo during the World Health Organization’s anniversary celebration

The win reflected Kuwaiti youth keenness on promoting health and medical services both regionally and internationally, affirmed the minister who also commended WHO on its celebration of establishment on April 7, 1948. On his part, Dr. Assad Hafeez — WHO Representative in the State of Kuwait — noted that the competition, in which 35 students won, had reflected the youth’s health awareness and social responsibility. He commended the Kuwaiti winners for their artistic vision and keenness on promoting health care awareness, revealing that the WHO office in Kuwait had received over 100 entries for the competition.

Speaking on part of the Ministry of Education, representative of the ministry’s undersecretary Ali Dashti affirmed that encouraging the youth to take health matters seriously was the important goal of the competition, indicating that the Ministry of Education was interested in cooperating with other state entities in this regard. He also commended the Health Ministry for its role in spreading awareness in regards to health and combating disease. He also congratulated WHO for celebrating its 75th anniversary. (KUNA)

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