“Women's Health for the Wellbeing of the Nation” Marathon Launched in Russia

5 October 2021

The “Women's Health for the Wellbeing of the Nation” marathon started on 5 October. The marathon is one of the central events of the Russian Regional Week, which takes place on the eve of the Third Eurasian Women's Forum. Various events and flash mobs aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle will take place throughout the day on 5 October in various Russian cities. The marathon is organized by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with the support of the Roscongress Foundation, National Priorities, the National Medical Research Centre for Therapy and Preventive Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health, and the Moscow Healthcare Department.

The business programme includes a plenary session entitled “The Role of Women in Shaping a Healthy Future”, an expert discussion entitled “Healthy Cities: Women's Contribution to Regional Development”, and live broadcasts with experts on the prevention of socially significant diseases. In addition, there will be online meetings with recognized women sports leaders and a panel discussion presenting the best women's initiatives.

“The marathon is based on a digital resource called Women for a Healthy Society, created by graduates of the Women's Leadership programme. Women today are becoming active promoters of healthy lifestyles, promoting health-saving principles not only among their loved ones, but also among the general population. Thanks to the interactive format, anyone can take part in the marathon, anyone who is interested in preserving and multiplying health”, said Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairwoman of the Federation Council.

The marathon will showcase the interim results of a competition to select the best women's projects and initiatives in the field of health promotion. The competition is held on the digital resource “Women for a Healthy Society”.

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