CNA-Q partners with PHCC for Qatar National Sport Day


CNA-Q partners with PHCC for Qatar National Sport Day​

College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) and Primary Healthcare Corporations (PHCC) came together to celebrate 2017 Qatar Sport Day, with a visit from H.E. Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health. Employees and their families from both organizations participated in various activities as well as sporting competitions that took place at CNA-Q’s sports facilities, including a Billiard’s tournament and football games, to name a few.

New this year, the College hosted a family swim day and weight room workouts. Despite the rain, 100 people participated in a 5km walk/run around campus! Additionally, a medical team from PHCC was at hand providing biometric screening, medical consultations related to practicing physical activities and general advice. Fitness and wellness are hallmarks of the College’s philosophy to develop healthy, well-rounded contributors for Qatar’s workforce. Each week there are healthy living activities organized around campus to promote the importance of maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle all year long. “At CNA-Q we pride ourselves on being able to provide more than quality education, but a complete lifestyle experience to better our students overall,” said CNA-Q President, Dr. Ken MacLeod. “This year in partnership with PHCC, we are able to make a big impact with the greater community and share our passion for wellness and an active lifestyle.”

This is the sixth year that CNA-Q has celebrated National Sports Day. PHCC and CNA-Q have been long-time partners, stemming from the relationship built with the College’s School of Health Sciences. CNA-Q has nine programs which graduate students to be well-equipped allied healthcare professionals, of which many are mentored and trained at PHCC. Dr. Mariam Abdul Al Malek, Managing Director of PHCC, expressed her delight at the partnership between PHCC and CNA-Q, suggesting that educational establishments are considered the foundation platform for establishing a sports culture and a means to raise the community’s awareness of the importance of physical activities, which is a core objective of PHCC. Primary Healthcare is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of regular sports and physical activities, by promoting a healthy culture and urging citizens to take up the habit of exercising regularly, taking into account that regular sport nurtures healthy living.



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