Discuss the preparations for the Fatima Bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum

Abu Dhabi (Etihad)

Al Reem bint Abdullah Al Falasi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Maternity and Childhood, chaired the meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum, to be held in its second session next November, under the slogan “Mother and Child Mental health.”
The meeting, which was held virtually, was attended by members of the committee, which includes Her Excellency Dr. Mushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr. Hussein Al Rand, Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection for the Public Health Sector and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Zeiq, representative of the World Health Organization in the Gulf region, and representatives of UAE University. Al Jalila Children’s Hospital and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
During the meeting, a number of themes were reviewed, the most important of which were the proposed goals and topics as well as the development of the general vision for the forum. The forum, which will be held under the kind patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council of Maternity and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, aims to support knowledge, capabilities and skills for workers and specialists in childcare and protection, and to provide opportunities to transfer experiences, models, methods, expertise and knowledge between workers and specialists in child psychological intervention and treatment.
The forum also aims to spread societal awareness of everything related to children’s mental health, meet their needs, protect them, guarantee their rights and increase children’s participation in public dialogues related to their issues, concerns and issues, in addition to highlighting the efforts made. done. of the state in the development of psychological and social care institutions and services for children.
It is worth noting that in 2016, the Council organized the first session of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum in the presence of Queen Silvia of the Kingdom of Sweden and 300 representatives of federal and local government agencies, policy makers, specialists, civil society institutions and the UN agencies, to celebrate International Children’s Day and UAE Innovation Week. Forum on Creativity in Early Childhood Development and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak awarded the Order of Queen Silvia Sheikha Fatima in the first degree, in honor of her and in appreciation of her efforts for the benefit of women and children in her country and world.

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