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Welcome to the Website of Primary Health Care Corporation. PHCC is dedicated to providing the people of Qatar with highest level of health care by operating and managing different Health Centers across the state of Qatar.
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) Breast and Bowel Screening Program entitled ‘Screen For Life’ participated in the recent high-profile Conference entitled: “ The First Combined Gulf Cancer Conference in Kuwait”, where Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha, Cancer Program Manager at PHCC, introduced the National Program and its key achievements to leading oncologists and healthcare professionals.
Doha, Qatar – 1 April, 2017:
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has engaged with social media influencers as it continues its drive to increase awareness of the national breast and bowel screening program ‘Screen for Life’. In line with its mandate to get the message to a wide cross-section of Qatar society extolling the benefits of early breast and bowel cancer detection through screening, the ‘Screen for Life’ team gathered most influential figures on Qatari social media, at the Rawdat Al Khail Health Center, one of the PHCC’s three dedicated breast and bowel screening facilities. During the event, the influencers gained extensive information about the ‘Screen for Life’ program and how it works and were told of the benefits of early cancer detection through screening in helping to save lives.
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) recently held the seventh forum of Health promoting schools national program at Leabaib and Um Salal Health Centers. Representatives of 51 primary, intermediate and secondary schools participated in this two-day health-promoting schools event. Identification of obstacles to overcome in delivering the Health Promoting Schools Program, and Knowledge acquisition on best practices to efficiently develop the program, were the main topics of discussion at the forum where 29 schools have also been honored in their commitment to the Health Promoting Schools Programs.
Doha, Qatar – 21 March, 2017:
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has marked International Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2017 by hosting a range of educational sessions covering a wide spectrum of Qatar’s population with the aim of increasing awareness of the benefits of early detection through screening in the fight against bowel cancer across the country. As part of the scheduled outreach activities throughout March, a team from PHCC, the leader of the national Breast and Bowel Screening Program ‘Screen for Life’, collaborated with 'Aspire Zone Foundation' and installed an awareness booth at the Ladies Club where the ‘Screen for Life’ team have introduced the program to all club’s members.
The Primary Health Care Corporation’s month-long awareness campaign to coincide with International Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Doha, Qatar – February, 2017:
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is leading a month-long awareness drive across Qatar entitled: 'Ask Me About Bowel Cancer Screening” with aim to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening in recognition of international Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. As part of its goal to provide world-class health services to Qatar’s residents and promote a healthy population, the PHCC’s National Breast and Bowel Screening Program ‘Screen For Life’ will throughout March increase efforts to advise the public about the benefits of early detection and encourage eligible men and women to book an appointment for bowel cancer screening.more
PHCC launches the General Medicine Clinic, at the Headquarter of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (Qatar, 2022
As part of its quest to promote individual and community health, and contribute to strengthen the preparatory efforts for the World Cup 2022, the PHCC has inaugurated the general medicine clinic at the Headquarter of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (Qatar, 2022) in Al Beda’a tower, Al Dafna. more
College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) in Partnership with PHCC Celebrates National Sport Day
Under the presence of HE the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari , Dr .Maraim Abdulmalik –Managing Director of Primary Health Care Corporation and Dr. Ken Macleod – CAN-Q President ,the Staff of the Primary Healthcare Corporations (PHCC) and College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) have come together to celebrate Qatar Sport Day, a demonstration of both organizations’ commitment to drive forward Qatar National Vision 2030, of which a core pillar is building a healthy, prosperous and developed community through investing in health. This also reflects the importance of further strengthening the concepts of physical activities that should become part of the community’s culture in Qatar as a whole.more
PHCC Provides Postnatal Service Across Nine Health Centers
Mothers who undergo normal delivery, without routine medical intervention can now take advantage of post-natal services provided by PHCC at nine health centers across the country. Dr. Hessa Shahbic, Manager of Maternal and Child Health at PHCC stated, “We are delighted to offer post-natal services in our health centers, accessible to mothers who have newly delivered and are registered within PHCC, with priority presented to local citizens. more
Al Wakra Health Centre hold an educational lecture for women on preventative measures and early screening ; Al Wakra Health Center presented a series of awareness lectures for women in collaboration with Eid Charity discussing several topics including early detection of cancer and the necessary measures to take to try to prevent the spread of infections. The lectures also raised the topic of healthy nutritional practices to encourage healthy growth for children and help avoid obesity and diabetes.
Saudi Health Delegation Visits Primary Care’s Umm Slal Health Centre
Engineer Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al Saloum, Director of Business Environment Development at the Ministry of Health Saudi and several high ranking healthcare officials from Saudi visited primary healthcare’s Umm Salal Health Centre. Dr. Maryam Abdul Malek, Managing Director of Primary Healthcare welcomed the delegation, accompanying them on a tour of the center. The visit follows collaborations between Qatar and Saudi to discuss and share ways to enhance cooperation in the field and facilitate exchange of know-how, manpower and expertise, specifically with regards to health and wellness services in which Qatar is the first country in the region to offer these services in accordance with international health standards.more
Primary Healthcare Qatar launches SMART, a preventative medicine and screening service
SMART will be operating as a pilot service in Leabaib and Rawdat Al Khaial Health Centers
Dr. Samya al Abdulla- Executive Director of Operation Department in PHCC revealed the launch of the pilot operation SMART, a preventive medicine and screening service which was showcased at The World Innovation Summit for Health back in November 2016. SMART health checks proactively invite the community to attend screening and health maintenance appointments to ensure targeted support is provided to individuals to prevent and manage risks for long-term health conditions such as diabetes. more
PHCC Hosts the 2nd Scientific Research Conference 2016 in Qatar
Following the successful launch of the Primary Health Care Corporation’s first Scientific Research Day in 2015 and the interest it generated within the health community in Qatar, yesterday saw the opening of the 2nd Scientific Research Conference held at Qatar National Convention Centre. more
Screen for Life Concludes Successful Participation at Darb Al Saai
The Mobile Screening Unit Witnessed High Traffic Darb Al Saii
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), the lead of the national Breast and Bowel Screening Program, ‘Screen for Life’, has concluded its participation at the annual Darb Al Saai. During the period of two weeks, the qualified ‘Screen For Life’ team promoted the importance of cancer screening with the prominent presence of the mobile screening unit who offered on ground mammogram services.more
Screen For Life Continues Awareness Drive Momentum Across Qatar
The Primary Health Care Corporation will engage in number of initiatives throughout November to raise awareness on early detection
Doha, Qatar – 23 November, 2016: The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), the lead of the national Breast and Bowel Screening Program, ‘Screen for Life’, is continuing its drive to engage with community’s across Qatar on the benefits of early screening.more
PHCC Celebrating in Arab Primary Health Care Day & Family Medicine
Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik, "family medicine services focused on the patient's diagnosis ,health promotion and disease prevention
Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik – Managing Director of PHCC said PHCC create purpose-built solutions to improve patient experience and realize better health outcomes for the population of Qatar ensuring that the patient is at the center of the care provided and led the various organizational improvements. more
PHCC Urges Qatar to Continue Battle for Cancer Awareness
by Promoting Early Screening
The Primary Health Care Corporation has urged Qatar medical professionals to continue their efforts in spreading cancer screening awareness highlighting the importance of early screening during the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) Annual Conference. Speaking at the two day conference held at the Doha Sheraton, Dr Shaikha Abu Shaikha, Cancer Program Manager at PHCC, noted that while there had been significant advancements across Qatar in the field of screening and awareness, there was still a lot to be achieved.
The PHCC Helps 195 People to Quit Smoking
Dr. Wadha Al Baker: the Corporation has an incentive program for those who want to quit smoking.
The PHCC has revealed its success in helping 195 people to quit smoking, from 604 people has visited the Quit Smoking clinics, in health centers, during the first the second and third quarter of this year, noting that this number is very important, where one from three smokers has succeed in quitting smoking for six months at least. The Corporation has explained that the age of most smokers who visit the clinic between 18 and 30 years old, and a large number of them has quitted smoking, by 35 to 40%.more
Adolescent-Friendly Health Service Launched within 3 of the PHCC HCs
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has begun implementing an adolescent-friendly health service in select health centres (HCs), namely Al Rayyan, West bay and Madinat Khalifa HCs, aiming at improving health outcomes for adolescents through the prevention and management of identified risk factors such as accidents, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), risky behaviours, mental health and adolescent reproductive health. The adolescent-friendly health service is among the priorities of the National Primary Health Care Strategy (NPHCS).more
The PHCC Participates in The Seventh Qatar International Exhibition for Universities 2016-2017
The PHCC pavilion has participated within the activities of the seventh Qatar International Exhibition, under the slogan "joined the government scholarship program.. And be part of the health future of Qatar. “, in Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Qatar Foundation (QF). The exhibition aims at familiarizing high school students and graduate students with the educational opportunities within the State of Qatar and scholarship abroad opportunities.more
PHCC Scientific Research Conference on December 2016
Following the successful launch of the Primary Health Care Corporation’s first Scientific Research Day in 2015, we are pleased to announce that the second PHCC Scientific Research Conference will be held on the 14th and 15th December 2016 in Doha. This is PHCC’s flagship scientific event aimed at showcasing what we do in primary health care and how we contribute to research and family practice in Qatar.more
Under the slogan "Break the chain of infection"
PHCC Shares the International Community the Infection Control Week
The Primary Health Care Corporation is sharing with the international community the annual infection prevention and control campaign to be held from 16th to 22nd of October 2016. This participation comes within the framework of the efforts to improve the health of individuals and community, where the corporation is seeking, through this campaign, to improve and to follow the standard precautions to control infection and to motivate community and workers in the health centers to ease the rate of infections associated with health care.more
The PHCC Concludes the World Mental Health Day Activities
The PHCC has concluded the events of the World Mental Health Day, which falls on the 10th of October Under the slogan "Dignity in Mental Health, the purpose of the World Mental Health Day is to raise the public awareness about mental health issues in all parts of the world, the event also promotes open discussions on illnesses, more
Under the slogan "Dignity in Mental Health- Psychological first aid for all”
The PHCC Participates in World Mental Health Day 2016
The Primary Health Care Corporation, is participating the international community with the World mental Health Day, which falls on 10 October each year, in order to raise public awareness of mental health issues, conduct more open discussion regarding mental illness and investments in services and means of prevention alike. more
The PHCC takes its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to Qatar’s Shoppers
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is leading a month long campaign across Qatar’s leading malls in recognition of the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of its goal to reach a wider audience and significantly increasing the level of knowledge and awareness among Qatari population about breast cancer, PHCC will install Activation Booths at four of Qatar’s most popular malls during the month of October, with the intention to engage with shoppers at the high footfall locations.more
The PHCC Hosts Four Weeks of Activities During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Doha, Qatar – 2 October, 2016: During October,
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is hosting a number of activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month across key locations in Qatar aimed at further raising the profile of early screening and spreading knowledge about it. According to the Ministry of Public Health, among the top malignant primary sites of cancer in Qatar and as per 2014 figures, breast cancer accounted for 17.42 per cent while colon cancer made up 10.55 per cent. As far as the age group of female breast cancer incidence, the ages of 45-49 years showed the highest incidence at 16.2 per cent.more
Vaccination for Hajj
Dr. Khalid Al Awad has stressed on the importance of taking the required Vaccinations for the People Wishing to Perform Hajj to Avoid communicable diseases.
The PHCC has invited the citizens and residents who wish to perform Hajj this year to go to the health centers of PHCC to take the necessary vaccinations, in order to prevent the Communicable Diseases, such as meningitis, pneumonia and seasonal flu. ReadMore Dr. Khalid Al Awad- Head of Communicable Diseases department in PHCC- has stressed on the “Importance of taking the necessary vaccinations, because of its significant role in the prevention of the risk of spreading the infectious diseases, as a result of congestion. It is also necessary to follow the recommendations and guidelines for health and safety, such as hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
He also has called to the ‘The need to take these vaccinations 10 days prior to traveling date to ensure the effectiveness of vaccines in terms of its ability to give the body's adequate immune against the disease, and to enable the their immune system to create the necessary antibodies to defend the body. He also has added that the available and useful vaccines that pilgrims are advised to obtain is the influenza vaccine including pregnant women , children under 5 years, the elderly and people with special health conditions such as: asthma, Neurological disorders, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, kidney disorders, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, iimmunocompromised patients, people under 19 years old and taking aspirin and cases of obesity.
He also has mentioned that MVP, is mandatory for pilgrims and children above two years, and not mandatory for infants and children less than two years, and not mandatory for pregnant women. Both vaccines have no side effects. The vaccination against pneumonia (pneumococcal) for people between the ages of 18 and 70 years is also available. Al Awad has concluded by advising the Hajj who has high temperature or cough to go to the nearest health center or the doctor who accompanying to the Hajj campaign.
The Primary Health Care Corporation also will launch and within the national strategic plan for health an awareness campaign through the media and the means of social communication "Facebook, Twitter, Anstaqram", include the provision of many medical advice for citizens and residents who intend to go to the holy land to perform Hajj, which aims at raising health awareness by following healthy habits and behaviors that protect against infectious diseases.
The corporation aims at raising awareness and educating pilgrims who need to take care of health and safety in order to avoid transitional (communicable) diseases, where the health of the citizens and residents of Qatar is priority for PHCC.
Alternative of Al-Muntazah Health Center and open New HC with Wellness Services
Minister of Public Health inaugurated Rawdet Al-Khail Health and Wellness Center
The Minster of Public Health Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari inaugurated Radwt Al-Khail Health Center in the presence of Managing Director of PHCC Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik and number of staff in health sector and medical staff in PHCC. Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari confirmed that the ministry program include many of the construction and development projects for continuance advancement of primary health care in Qatar, whether by building new health centers or renewing the current ones. Dr.Hanan pointed out that the center is equipped with all the requirements of which it can provide a distinct level of health and medical services in an optimally. Also Dr.Al-Kuwari added that the new health centers is part of an ambitious strategy seeks to promote public health, and raise the quality and efficiency of health services, according to the latest global systems. Her Excellency toured and listened to a brief explanation about the health center services provided to patients in Rawdet Al-khail Health Center, which includes public clinics, vaccination clinic ,non – communicable diseases clinics, laboratory , Pharmacy , Radiology ,Dental Clinic, Medical Commission and other new services such as Ophthalmologist services , Dermatology , mental health clinics, and health and wellness services. Her Excellency also expressed congratulated the people on the opening of Radwet Al-Khail Health Center and thanked Asghal which has built a new center.
Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik –Managing Director of PHCC said, Rawdet Al-Khail is another trophy added to PHCC’s achievements in the development and improvement of health care provided to citizens and residents, where the center provides medical services of a very high and sophisticated level according to international medical standards. She added that Rawdet Al-khail health center is determined to help people on how to live a healthy life style. Rawdet Al-khail provides physiotherapy sessions, food consulting and lessons of healthy cooking and health promotion and other services. Dr.Mariam explained that the center is part of the development plans that primary health care corporation, works to activate at various levels investigated to see a national strategy and vision for Qatar aimed at improving the individual and the community health.
Dr.Abdullah Al-Nama – the Manager of Rawdet Al-Khail Health Center pointed that “the health center uses the Electronic Files System CIS from the first day of the center opening and offers the services through appointment system. Dr. Abdulla added that the center includes a medical team of up to 39 doctors, 85 nurses and 38 administrative staff. Rawdet Al-Khail HC’s capacity reaches up to 150,000 patients ,also the center will cover the areas: Freij Abdul Aziz - Freij Ben Mahmoud, Al-Najma -Almansourh and Almentzh . The Working hours of the health center will be from seven in the morning until eleven pm, seven days a week.
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