Intelligent Health recently hosted a delegation from the United Arab Emirates Health Education and Promotion Department.
Dr. Najla Sajwani, Dr Fadila Mohamed Sherif and Khadijah Yousef Alameri were interested in exploring the programmes and processes the UK are using to tackling obesity and inactivity and asked Intelligent Health to facilitate.
Baroness Sue Campbell — Youth Sport Trust, Justin Varney — National Lead for Adult Health Department for Public Health, Kay Thompson — Sport England Strategic Health Lead, Mark Camley, Executive Director of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and representatives of Newham Clinical Commissioning Group were amongst senior figures who all received the delegates and shared their insight.
Dr William said; “It was a real honour to be asked to receive the United Arab Emirates delegation and spend time with them discussing health issues both here in the UK and in the UAE. I’d really like to thank all the support we had from within the UK to ensure we provided the delegates with a rounded picture of what is happening here.”
The three delegates spent time with Dr William Bird and staff at Intelligent Health understanding the importance of physical activity in any long term solution to health.
A highlight of their trip was the visit to St. Dominic’s Catholic Primary School in Hackney, East London who explained how they kept fit and active and were enjoying Beat the Street before delighting the delegation with an impromptu dance display.
Dr Fadila Mohamed Sherif passed on the gratitude of the whole delegation: “Thank you for a well-organized visit and hospitality, it was really useful and worthwhile we learned a lot. We will discuss it with the stakeholders in the Ministry of Health.