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PHCC Organizes ASD Awareness Event in Collaboration with Qatar Foundation and Al Shaqab

30 Apr 2024

On the occasion of the World Autism Day, which falls on April 4 every year, Dr Sadriya Al Kohji, Senior Community Medicine Consultant and Assistant Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Health at the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), reported that the PHCC commemorated this day through organizing a range of activities aimed at raising and enhancing awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and relevant services. PHCC health centers marked this day by organizing various awareness activities including the provision of sensory rooms in certain health centers for children allowing them to engage in enjoyable experience as well as the dissemination of awareness messages about ASD services offered by PHCC which were also shared on PHCC social media platforms. 


In addition, Dr. Sadriya Al-Kuhji highlighted that this year, the World Autism Day was celebrated on April 27, 2024 in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation (Al-Shaqab). The event was held at Al Shaqab headquarters and featured various activities by PHCC, including health education, raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder by experienced physicians and employees, dissemination of educational materials, interactive games, distribution of sensory toys and delivery of relevant educational content.