Dubai: Tell DHA what you’re reading with #ReadwithDHA hashtag
The authority has also been conducting a series of seminars this month to highlight the brain health benefits of reading.
To foster the culture of reading in March — the UAE’s Month of Reading — community members have been encouraged to tag the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on social media using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA.
The authority has also been conducting a series of seminars this month to highlight the brain health benefits of reading. The latest seminar, organised by the DHA’s Research, Studies and Data Analysis Department, discussed the strategies that worked to further encourage reading across Dubai’s government sector.
Moderated by Dr Mohamed Salah Eldin Mudawi from the DHA, Obaid Matar Al Ketbi from Dubai Municipality; Mohammed Al Habsi from the Dubai Culture Authority; Mohammed Mamdouh Ali from the Department of Economic Development in Dubai; and Wafa Khalid Al Muhaisin from the DHA; spoke at the online event.
The webinar highlighted the role that government departments can play to encourage and foster a culture of reading so that employees can be motivated to read themselves as well as encourage family members, particularly young children to read.
Khalid Jallaf, director of the data analysis, research and studies department at the DHA, discussed the importance of inculcating a culture of reading, reading for academic growth and development as well as ensuring collaboration between all government departments to encourage collaboration in reading, research and innovation.
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