Focusing on Health

by BTM

Thu, 01 June 2023

Bahrain Focusing on Health

June is a month packed with health observances that can bring a significant impact to people’s lives and healthcare in the Kingdom. Bahrain This Month looks at these special days and how the Ministry of Health has grown to support these occasions.

Bahrain’s healthcare system has come a long way in recent years, and this is largely thanks to the government’s continued investment in the sector. The island has a range of public hospitals that provide top-quality healthcare services to its citizens. One of the most prominent of these hospitals is the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC). The SMC is the largest public hospital in Bahrain and is considered one of the most modern and advanced healthcare facilities in the region. The hospital offers a wide range of medical services including emergency services, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery and much more.

Another public hospital worth mentioning is the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH). It is affiliated with the Bahrain Defence Force and is located in the Al-Sayh area of Bahrain. KHUH provides specialised medical services, including cardiac care, neurology and oncology. It is considered one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bahrain, and many people travel from other parts of the region to receive treatment here.

 The country has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, which is a testament to the quality of healthcare services available in Bahrain. 

In addition to public hospitals, the country also has a thriving private healthcare sector that provides a wide range of medical services to its citizens.

The healthcare system in Bahrain has also embraced new technologies in recent years. For example, many hospitals now use electronic health records to manage patient information more efficiently. The government has also launched a number of initiatives to promote healthy living among citizens, such as programmes to encourage exercise and healthy eating.

With this year’s focus on healthcare, the Ministry of Health, healthcare organisations and non-profit groups are joining hands to promote public health and create awareness around critical health issues. 

Bahrain National Cancer Survivors Day June 6NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY
June 6
The National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) is a worldwide observance that promotes a message of hope and support for those living with cancer. NCSD brings awareness to the struggles faced by cancer survivors, who bravely overcome their condition through early detection and timely treatment. This year’s theme is ‘Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Hope,’ which promotes support networks and fosters connections among cancer survivors, their caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Bahrain World Brain Tumour Day June 8WORLD BRAIN TUMOUR DAY
June 8
World Brain Tumour Day is an annual observance that raises awareness about one of the deadliest forms of cancer affecting the human brain. This special day, celebrated every June 8, aims to educate the public about the warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of brain tumours, as well as to provide support to patients and their families. 

World Blood Donor Day in Bahrain on June 14WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY
June 14
World Blood Donor Day is an annual observance to recognise the life-saving gift of blood donation and to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. Blood transfusions are crucial in treating life-threatening conditions, and a reliable supply of blood products is essential for Bahrain’s healthcare infrastructure. The day serves as a reminder for people to donate blood and raise awareness about the importance of regular blood donations.

 Global Men’s Health Week in Bahrain on June 14-20 GLOBAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK
June 14-20
Global Men’s Health Week is a worldwide observance aimed at improving men’s health by promoting health awareness and access to essential medical services. Men often tend to neglect their health needs and do not prioritise preventive healthcare, leading to a rise in mortality rates among men globally. The goal of Global Men’s Health Week is to break this cycle of neglect by promoting healthy habits such as regular checkups and healthy living. As Bahrain continues to expand its healthcare infrastructure, this observance comes as a reminder to men to prioritise their health needs and access timely healthcare services.

World Autistic Pride Day in Bahrain on June 18WORLD AUTISTIC PRIDE DAY
June 18
World Autistic Pride Day is an international celebration that takes place every year on June 18. It is a day to raise awareness about autism and celebrate the strengths and unique qualities of individuals on the autism spectrum. The celebration was initiated by the autistic community and is now celebrated worldwide. It is an opportunity to educate others about autism, combat stigmas and promote understanding. On this day, people on the autism spectrum and their allies come together to share stories, promote self-advocacy, and promote inclusion. 

World Vitiligo Day in bahrain on June 25WORLD VITILIGO DAY
June 25
World Vitiligo Day is an international observance dedicated to raising awareness of vitiligo, a skin condition that causes a loss of pigment. Vitiligo affects people of all ages, races and genders, and can lead to psychological distress and discrimination. This observance highlights the importance of mental health in people living with chronic health conditions and the need to create a supportive environment for all.