Health Promotion and Awareness

Road Safety Awareness


The Institute for Population Health (IPH) conducts awareness sessions on road safety for the corporate sector, schools and the community on an as per need basis. 

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Cancer Awareness at Debakey High School


Dr. Sohaila Cheema conducted cancer awareness sessions for high school students at Debakey High School for Health Professions, Qatar in October 2015. In total, 360 students from Grades 7 – 12 attended these sessions. Dr. Cheema discussed common types of cancer, the risk factors and the guidelines for prevention. Students were well informed and had very interesting questions and observations in the Q&A session.

Diabetes Awareness: Collaboration with the Academic Health System (AHS), Hamad Medical Corporation


A ‘Diabetes Education Awareness Program in Qatar Schools’, funded by AHS and Hamad Medical Corporation and designed and directed by Dr. Ravinder Mamtani Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs and Dr. Sohaila Cheema, Director, Institute for Population Health was conducted in nine Qatar schools in 2014.

Dr. Ravinder Mamtani led the campaign and the IPH team, comprising of Dr. Sohaila Cheema, Projects Specialist Dr. Hekmat Alrouh, and Administration Manager Raji Anand conducted the awareness sessions. At each school, a presentation was given to students about how they could reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by eating a healthy and nutritious diet and engaging in regular exercise. This was followed by an interactive question and answer session. This pilot project was targeted at high school students (Grades 9 to 12) and approximately 1,000 students benefited from the awareness campaign.

Eyesight and eye care at ACS International School

IPH’s Dr. Hekmat Alrouh, Projects Specialist and Ms. Raji Anand, Administration Manager participated in an educational activity at ACS International School, Doha for the World Sight Day on October 12, 2016 targeted at approximately 150 middle and high school students. Dr. Alrouh presented on the importance of eyesight, the global epidemiology of eye disease, and tips for protecting and maintaining eye health.

Awareness Articles

Articles on health awareness are available here