IIMSAM Middle East Office Observed World Health Day

IIMSAM Middle East Director & Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Naseer Homoud’s message on World Health Day. Dr. Homoud urged for cohesive strategy to secure better health for all- all across the globe. He highlighted the role of malnutrition in increasing child mortality rates.

Doha, Qatar, April 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- On the eve of World Health Day which is marked every year on April 7, Dr. Naseer Homoud Goodwill Ambassador and Director of Middle East office for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council while addressing the media said “Good health is an integral component of life and its well-being which allows a person to realize his or her abilities - a healthy feeling in a healthy body, with a balanced health disposition, one is more effective in coping with the stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is better able to make a positive contribution to his or her community”.

While speaking on relevance of this day Dr. Homoud contended “everybody wants good health for themselves and their families. We all want a good quality of life and a good environment. Working towards these goals is at the heart of sustainable development. And there are encouraging signs that healthy bodies are beginning to acknowledge their sustainable development responsibilities. What are required now are the energy, enthusiasm and leadership to make, manage and sustain the necessary changes over the long term, to maximize the use of health resources to benefit the social, economic and environmental conditions in which we live.” He further observed “Observation of World Health Day reaffirms our commitment towards securing better health for all across the globe”.

Dr. Homoud while lauding the efforts and activities of WHO towards the securing better health for all urged Member States to support WHO in its noble endeavor. He added “it is imperative that public health communities across the globe support the WHO in its call for action on health issues. There are no greater threats to the health of humanity than those posed by unsecured medical facilities for the marginalized section of society, climate change and environmental degradation and at no time has there been a greater need for powerful leadership and advocacy from all those involved in sustaining and advancing the health of the public”.

IIMSAM believes that promise in the Millennium Development Goal to secure better health for all by half by the year 2015 can only be redeemed by serious thinking, planning and action. Dr. Naseer further added “when we look the other side, there are impending challenges for the mankind. The global challenges of growing population and climate changes have to be kept in mind while formulating policies for countering the menace of health crisis”. The nature of crisis asks for global and concerted efforts on the part of world bodies, governments and civil society groups to tackle it, he further observed.

Highlighting the importance of Spirulina in fighting undernourishment he outlined firmly that Spirulina has proven medical tendencies which can control malnutrition and that’s too on very low costs involved in production. “Spirulina is a blue-green microalga which is very high in protein content besides having very balanced levels of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, pigments, and other nutritional ingredients. It can be easily accessible, affordable and consumable”, said Dr. Homoud.

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