Author: Tesneem Ayoub

Doha Family went to see The M7 Dollhouse, a fashion exhibition that ran between 8 September and 16 September 2022. It was born out of M7’s recent Kids Zwara programme and was entirely designed and curated by children. The older set of children (aged 13 to 15) curated the exhibit and worked with a younger group of designers (aged eight to 12) to bring their visions to life through glamorous doll-sized dresses. Here is a summary of our experience. The SetupThe word “dollhouse” can often conjure up images of soft pinks, floral prints, and Barbie-like figures, and the initial expectations…

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced this Tuesday that the influenza vaccination campaign in Qatar has started. This year, local health authorities have urged everyone over six months old to get the flu vaccine and not underestimate the virus’s effects. Where Can You Get the Shot?According to the MOPH, citizens and residents can get the flu vaccine for free at governmental health centres like Primary Health Community Corporation (PHCC) clinics and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) outpatient clinics. Additionally, 45 private and semi-private health centres across the country are also offering it at no cost.Dr Abdellatif Al Khal, the head…

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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has launched an online appointment referral system. Patients from private medical facilities can now submit appointment requests for HMC clinics online without ever visiting the corporation.How It WorksTo submit a referral request from a local facility, you must follow these steps:1- Visit hamad.qa and click on the “contact” section.2- Click on the link to the referral form.3- Choose the “inside Qatar” option, and enter your health card number.4- Enter the one-time password (OTP) sent to the mobile number your health card is registered under.5- You will now see your details on the screen. Check that they…

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Doha Festival City is currently hosting the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s (MOEHE) yearly “Back to School” campaign for the 2022/2023 school year, in collaboration with Mowasalat (Karwa). This event comes at the back of the shopping mall’s own back-to-school celebrations, which began last month, and will conclude on 20 August 2022. According to MOEHE’s director of publications and communication department, Omar Al Yafei, the campaign aims to help new and returning school-age children feel prepared for the upcoming year. Because of this, it will focus on teaching children how to work with others at school and stay safe…

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World Breastfeeding Week is an international event that falls annually between 1 August and 7 August. Like many other global health organisations, local health authorities like the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) are marking the occasion. So, what is this year’s event about, and how can parents and expectant parents in Qatar get support with breastfeeding? The 2022 CampaignAccording to the World Breastfeeding Week website, this year’s campaign is about educating governments, healthcare organisations, workplaces, and communities about the importance of breastfeeding and their roles in encouraging the practice and making it more accessible. Its motto is “Step up for…

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) recently launched a social media campaign to mark skin cancer awareness month. The health body has been sharing posters on its social media platforms urging the public to recognise the signs and symptoms of the disease. Here’s what we have learnt about it so far. What Is Skin Cancer?According to the Mayo Clinic, skin cancer is an abnormal growth of cells on the skin. This cancer often—but not always—happens due to sun exposure. So, the parts of the body that are most frequently affected are the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, and scalp.…

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) launched a campaign on Tuesday to mark World Food Safety Day, an awareness day created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the importance of safe food practices and help prevent foodborne illnesses. It falls each year on 7 June, and this year’s slogan was “safer food, better health”. Why Does This Matter?According to the WHO, 1 in 10 people worldwide develops a foodborne illness each year, and there are over 200 diseases caused by eating food contaminated by viruses, bacteria, or even chemical residues. While many of those cases are mild and…

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Maktaba Children’s Library has announced that it will be collaborating with StemXplorers to hold a six-week camp for children ages four to 12. The programme is set to be packed with STEM, art, and cooking activities.Camp ScheduleThe camp will run every weekday from 26 June to 11 August, 9 am to 1 pm, except during the Eid Al Adha holidays. The schedule will be as follows:• 26 June to 30 June: Cooking Camp• 3 July to 7 July: Around the World in 5 Days• 10 July to 14 July: Eid Al Adha break• 17 July to 21 July: Art Camp•…

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The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has planned a series of events each Saturday for its “Family Saturday” programme, which will continue throughout May. They are all free to attend and will be taking place within the museum. Here is the summary. A Walk in the Rain with a BrainChildren ages five to 11 are invited to join in on a storytelling session of A Walk in the Rain with a Brain, which tells the story of Lucy and a brain called Fred. Fred helps Lucy discover her abilities and talents by teaching her how to learn and play as…

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Qatar Tourism (QT) announced that the Doha Corniche will be the centre of bustling Eid celebrations between 03 May 2022 and 05 May 2022. The three-day festival, known as Eid in Qatar, will include a variety of activities suitable for all age groups, including the region’s first giant balloon parade. Events ScheduleAccording to QT’s website, visitqatar.com, the festivities will continue each day between 4 pm and 11 pm. Visitors will be free to roam and sample food and beverage kiosks and enjoy carnival games at almost any time during the event. However, highlights like the balloon parade, fireworks show, and…

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