Sustainable health / obesity control (Ramadan as a model)

10 April 2021
Concerned with the global trend to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals, and to achieve the third goal (good health and well-being), the Sustainable Development Department / Environment Research Center at University of Technology-Iraq, headed by Assistant Professor Basim Hashim Faraj and under the supervision of the Director of the Center, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed M. J. Al-Obaidi. A lecture in cooperation with the Nutrition Research Institute / Public Health Department, given by the specialist doctor Dr. Nada Musab Abbas, in the presence of the Assistant President for Administrative Affairs, Professor Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim, and the Assistant President of the University for Scientific Affairs and Postgraduate Studies, Professor Dr. Haider Abed Dahad, and some of the university staff.
It was on Wednesday 7/4/2021 - 11 am, in the Green Hall / Environment Research Center, while adhering to the directives of the National Health and Safety Committee in maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.
Dr. Nada Musab Abbas (a specialist physician / Arab board) summarized the lecture of giving nutritional advice for the blessed month of Ramadan by presenting the most important points to prepare the body for fasting. Also, how to choose the content of breakfast and suhoor meals and avoid the body reaching the thirst stage during fasting and the wrong habits followed (in Feeding area) in this month.
In conclusion, she affirmed that she would seize the opportunity of this holy month with regard to the nutritional aspect to raise the level of nutritional culture in university cadres and transfer it to society by correcting the wrong habits and behaviors practiced by some people with methods of treating them.
Recall that all UN member states (including Iraq) adopted 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, as a global call to work to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17th SDGs are complementary - that is, they recognize that work in one area will affect results in others. Also, that development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability. As follows: (Poverty eradication, complete elimination of hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, clean and affordable energy, work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reducing inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, and partnerships to achieve the goals).

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