Chief FIFA Medical Officer And Eto’o In Ghana For “11 For Health”

Chief FIFA Medical Officer And Eto’o In Ghana For “11 For Health”

Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o and FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak will visit the Kotobabi “3” JHS and Alajo “3” JHS to film the “11 for health” sessions 5 and 6 respectively, on Tuesday.

The fourth leg of the ‘FIFA 11 for Health’, seeks to train kids in schools to avoid health problems through various football drills and Ghana has been approved by FIFA as the first country in the world to organize it.

Prof Jiri Dvorak and Eto'o are expected to hold a meeting with the GFA President and the Executive Committee at 12 noon.

Officials of the FIFA Medical and Research Centre (F-MARC), GFA officials and other officials will address the media at a Press Conference which will be held at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium at 2:00pm.

The FA will then lead the FIFA delegation to pay courtesy calls on the Ministers of Health, Education and the Minister of Youth & Sports.

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FIFA selected Ghana as the first country in the world for the fourth leg of the 'Fifa 11 for Health' programme that trains kids in school to avoid health problems through various football drills.

Samuel Eto’o who is known for his philanthropic and humanitarian work, will use this opportunity to communicate health preservation messages to the school kids.

The FIFA 11 for Health campaign which was introduced ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, uses football to help improve children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards vital health issues, and has since been a significant success in many African nations.

The programme uses the power of football and scientific research as a tool to inspire a healthier world and better health among young people, so that they can live life to the full.

It also provides guidance to help tackle the most frequent causes of diseases such as HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, diabetes and obesity.

CREDIT:Ghanafa.org

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