Women play vital role in protecting environment

SHARJAH - Women have a vital role in preserving public hygiene as they advise the family members on how to protect the environment and maintain a beautiful image of the emirate.

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Published: Tue 20 Apr 2004, 12:04 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:07 PM

The essential contribution of women - as mothers, teachers, and students - is being highlighted at the activities organised on the occasion of the Municipalities Week in Sharjah under the theme "Clean indoor air for better health".

Increasing health awareness and launching guidance programmes on the regulations and laws of environment protection are among the major aims behind holding a series of activities including lectures, workshops and sessions during the week, said Mohammed Omar Al Bannay, Head of Public Health Section at Sharjah Municipality.

"On the occasion of the 24th Municipalities Week, Sharjah Municipality distributed leaflets and brochures among restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels in the emirate, as part of the civic body's initiative to increase awareness about public health issues and to ensure that food is safe for consumption," Mr Al Bannay pointed out.

He explained that the Public Health Section of Sharjah Municipality has the responsibility to supervise the compliance of restaurants, cafeterias, among other establishments, with the municipal regulations designed to preserve public health.

"The section launches guidance health plans, provides health technical consultations to social welfare associations, initiates awareness campaigns, and collaborates with official authorities and other social bodies concerned with public health and environment issues," he said.

The section will also organise a series of lectures at schools in Sharjah, Mr Al Bannay said, adding that the sessions will be held in collaboration with the General Secretariat of Municipalities.

"The lectures are scheduled to be held next week at several schools," he said.

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