At Walk the Talk Doha, a wide range of activities and exhibitors will be present on the day, raising awareness of important health topics and providing lots of activities for participants to get involved in.
Sport for Health
In October 2021, the Ministry of Public Health signed a three-year partnership with the World Health Organization, FIFA and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the to make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ a beacon for physical and mental health promotion, and a model for ensuring future mega sport events are healthy and safe.
Sport for Health will host a booth to highlight the key aims of the partnership and the steps being taken to ensure a safe and healthy FIFA World Cup. The event will serve as a key moment to gather safely, celebrate the importance of healthy lifestyles, and demonstrate the steps needed to ensure the delivery and legacy of healthy and safe mega sporting events.
Qatar Olympic Committee
Qatar Olympic Committee is the national Olympic entity that supervises Olympic movement in Qatar. It works closely with the Qatari sports federations to provide support to athletes, coaches and officials at all levels in their sporting journey, in addition to hosting and organizing international sporting events with the aim of inspiring young people and encouraging them to succeed and excel.
Qatar Cancer Society
Qatar Cancer Society is a charity that seeks to prevent cancer and reduce its burden in Qatar through educating the community about cancer, supporting people living with cancer, and engaging in health workforce professional development and research in cancer.
Qatar Cancer Society booth will spread awareness about Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, and Childhood Cancers, as they are initiatives of the World Health Organization among the participants of the walk. Also, we will empower people living with cancer by involving them in the Walk to overcome the stigma and myths related to being an individual living with cancer.
A Healthy City continuously strives to ensure better health outcomes for its population, throuh multisectoral collaboration and action. Qatar’s commitment towards HCP is engrained in the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 which led to the awarding by WHO of all 8 municipalities as Healthy Cities, and Education City and Qatar University as Healthy Education City and Health-Promoting University respectively.
Share your thoughts on what makes a city healthy to you and on how you stay healthy.
Learn about the healthy cities’ movement, how different factors, such as the environment impact our health and what you can do.
The Mental Health Service offers specialized mental health care and treatment in Qatar, providing a wide variety of acute care and community-based services for all ages. A professional team provide high-quality mental health care that combines psychiatry, psychiatric medications, psychotherapy, and psychological assessments.
The Mental Health Service team will be on hand to share more information about the National Mental Health Helpline and the “Are You OK” Mental Health and Wellness campaign that has been so successful in raising awareness about mental health challenges, reducing stigma and improving access to services.
Qatar National Diabetes Strategy, 2016–22 is designed to achieve the future vision of preventing diabetes and its complications and improving health and quality of life in the State of Qatar. The strategic mission is to increase awareness of the disease, mobilize prevention efforts and increase access to integrated care delivery to prevent diabetes and its complications.
Activities to get engaged in
Wheel of Well-Being
The Wheel of Well-being is a handy way to think about things you can do to help improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen your relationships, and even add up to seven years to your life. The Wheel of Well-being is made up of six easy steps.
The Mental Health Service team have interpreted these steps and converted them into fun activities - why not give them a try and see how they can make a difference to your happiness?
The Wheel of Wellbeing can be used in your everyday work life to help improve your mood and reduce stress. Check out the six fun activity stations for the whole family to learn more about incorporating wellbeing into your daily life.
The Healthy Ageing team will share information about health screening and related clinics for people aged 60 +, and what you can do to reduce the risk of dementia or other chronic ailments more common in older age.
Tai Chi (Organized by HMC Geriatric Physical Therapy Experts)
Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. Originating in ancient China, it is often described as "meditation in motion" and is widely practiced around the world. Hamad Medical Corporation’s Geriatric Physical Therapy experts will demonstrate easy Tai Chi movements for all to follow.
Qatar Rugby Federation
Qatar Rugby Federation (QRF) is the overall supervising body for the Rugby sport movement in Qatar. It is one of many Local National Olympic federations currently recognized by the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).
Members of the Qatar Rugby team have prepared a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy – including:
1- Passing challenges
2- Target challenges with a rugby ball
3- Kick into a bucket challenge
4- Rugby conversion
5- Jump in the lineout experience (for kids)
Launched in 2012, Your Health First - Sahtak Awalan is the flagship health and wellness campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Through a range of innovative and sustainable initiatives, Your Health First inspires, motivates, and empowers all members of the community to achieve healthier lifestyles by taking regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding unhealthy habits.
Fitness Box, a solar-powered and sustainable health facility offering free community exercise classes designed for all ages and fitness levels will be available for people to try on the day. Let the excitement of the tournament be the inspiration driving you to achieve your personal fitness goals.
3-2-1 Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum
The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympics and Sports Museum is Qatar’s museum of sports history, offering an unforgettable and inspiring interactive journey through the history and legacy of sports and the Olympic Games. One of the largest Olympic Museums in the world, 3-2-1 houses hundreds of objects from around the globe, from the origins of sports to the modern day.
The Activation Team from the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum will provide family fun games and physical activity at the Walk the Talk event. Activities will include movement circuits, agility challenges and target games, suitable for all ages and abilities.