The World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Egypt last week handed the winners of this year’s World Health Day art competition their awards: certificates of appreciation and financial rewards.
The winning paintings were selected from among more than 250 works that qualified for the competition, picked by a committee from the Institute of Performing Arts.
Dr John Jabbour, WHO Representative in Egypt, noted that WHO’s work in public health was not always an easy subject to talk about, never mind illustrate, but that the children had created some incredible artwork that was amazing and beautiful to look at.
WHO Egypt organises the art competition every year in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, by inviting students to participate.
The theme of this year’s day, “Depression: let’s talk” aimed to talk about the rights of persons with mental disorders, including depression, and raise awareness about available treatment modalities.
World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April. The theme of this year’s World Health Day campaign was aimed at everyone, whatever their age, gender or social status. Special attention, however, was paid to three groups vulnerable to depression: adolescents and young adults, women of childbearing age (particularly following childbirth) and older adults over 60.
1 July 2018