Out of the center's responsibility to care for the health of school students at an early stage, especially in the school stage, ADPHC, the first of its kind in the region, announced the continuation of the Students School Screenings program in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with the objective of early detection of diseases and reduction of their complications and negative effects on their health.
ADPHC, in cooperation with the educational authorities and parents in the emirate, conducts early screenings for students, which is divided into two parts. The first part includes annual screenings, which is offered to all academic levels from the first to the twelfth grade and comprises of weight, height, body mass, vital signs and vision checkups. The second part includes comprehensive screenings which are specifically offered to students in the first, fifth and ninth grades, and include looking at the student’s medical history, conducting physical examinations, vision (colour blindness), hearing, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), blood and dental tests.
On this occasion, Her Excellency Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri, Executive Director of the Community Health Sector, said: “At Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, we are promoting human health at an early age, and the early detection of diseases is an important and essential step to overcome the obstacle of the exacerbation of diseases. The school screening program is part of the center’s strategic plans to preserve the health of our students at the school stage, in cooperation with educational authorities and parents.”
It is worth noting that over the past years (361 schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) participated in the program and thus contributed in saving many lives. The center will continue to launch a number of programs aimed at instilling a culture of public health in students at an early age.