College of Human Sciences addresses Health-Care System
Nov. 14, 2021, 11:36 a.m.

On Thursday, 7th October, 2021, College of Human Sciences in the University of Duhok organized a seminar titled (Salotoginic: An Approach for a Healthier Community) presented by Dr. Alan Dilani and a separate panel focusing on four related points: The individual, the community, education and health. These two academic activities were attended by Dr. Dawood Sulaiman Atrushi, President of the University of Duhok and a number of specialists focused

In his seminar, Dr. Dilani indicated the importance of enhancing health care system through the treatment of the origin of the diseases rather than relying on medications and other forms of cures. This aim, according to Dr. Dilani, can only be achieved through a competent understanding and selection of life-style and health system which needs to be provided for the individual by the government and the community. Dr. Dilani added that the government needs to implement a solid system of health care in the general services including entertainment properties, workplaces and even homes. Other healthy life-style approaches mentioned in the panel included drinking and smoking bans, junk food bans and lowering sugar and fat intake. 

Following Dr. Dilani’s seminar, a panel on the four pivots of (the individual, the community, education and health) was co-presented by Dr. Alan Jamil, Mrs. Samia Khalid, Dr. Mohammed Said Barwari and Dr. Nizar Ismet. Dr. Alan Jamil, the Head of the Psychology Department, commenced the presentation with an emphasis on the impact of the surroundings such as colors and interior and exterior designs on the individual’s psychology. He also referred to the fact the due to the current complicated life-style, the majority of the people have problems with stress and anger management; a fact that needs an immediate treatment.   

In her presentation, Mrs. Samia Khalid focused on the social perspective and explained that most people in our community visit health centers constantly due to misguided life-styles and erroneous perceptions about the true nature of health and safety measures. Accordingly, as confirmed by Mrs. Khalid, the individual in our community needs to get more educated and cultured from a health-care perspective. Relatedly, Dr. Mohammed Said Barwari, Head of the Sociology Department, started his presentation with a quotation from Confucius when he states that “if we put forward plans for one year, then we should think of rice plantations, if we plan for ten years, then we need to cultivate trees and if we plan for a hundred years ahead, then we must prepare an educated and well-aware generation.” Dr. Barwari, hence, asserted the significance of perfecting our educational systems and laying the foundations of a culturally well-equipped and healthy generations.

In his presentation, Dr. Nizar Ismet concentrated on the prevalent perception that ‘if one is not sick, then he is healthy.’ Dr. Ismet asked how this inaccurate viewpoint can change and the individuals’ health become a target. Related to these, Dr. Ismet explained the policies of Kurdistan Regional Government regarding health and safety confirming that until today, cure, not general health, had been the aim in our community. He added that we should enhance health care system along the security and socio-political measures so that our envisioned plans work effectively.

At the conclusion, the floor was opened for discussions and questions by the attendees, especially the post-graduate and under-graduate students of the Psychology and Sociology departments.