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QRCS Promotes Personal Hygiene, Home Safety
September 11th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held two lectures at the Qatari Center of Social Cultural for the Deaf (QCSCD) about personal hygiene and home safety. September 11th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held two lectures at the Qatari Center of Social Cultural for the Deaf (QCSCD) about personal hygiene and home safety. The lecture was attended by 20 members and administrative staff of QCSCD. It was instructed by Dr. Ahmed Idlibi, head of health education, QRCS, and facilitated by a sign language interpreter. The attendees were introduced to QRCS and its humanitarian mission and community services. In relation to home safety, Dr. Idlibi discussed the major home injuries, including burn, wounds, bruises, electric shock, suffocation, fainting, and drowning. He explained how to control each case and help the victims, if any. Other preventive tips were to memorize the emergency phone number (999) and the detailed home address, to practice first aid and fire control, to act calmly and take children away to a safer place, have a fire extinguisher accessible and regularly maintained, have a sprinkling system installed and operable, have a first-aid kit available, and specify an assembly point and emergency exists. As regards personal hygiene, a second lecture covered its importance for well-being, disease prevention, and a healthy lifestyle. Among the topics tackled were hand hygiene, oral health, hair and skin care, home cleanliness, etc. An overview was given about the content of personal hygiene kit, with demonstration of proper use for optimized results. The sessions were interactive, and the participants engaged enthusiastically in the discussions, which reflected the effectiveness of the public awareness programme. They thanked QRCS for this beneficial information as well as its contributions to the community at large. Mr. Saleh Al-Marri, Director-General of QCSCD, stated, "The success of your work in the last years encouraged our members to attend these sessions, take initiative in social life, and develop their potential. It is a constructive effort towards the common partnership goals of QCSCD and QRCS in community service. Your cooperation is highly appreciated".