Sheikh Salem Informatics Award focuses on pandemic awareness

Sheikh Salem Informatics Award focuses on pandemic awareness

Kuwait (UNA-OIC) – The eighth edition of Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Award for Informatics will focus, in its 20th year, on the ongoing global pandemic and awareness on how to best maintain physical and mental health and strengthen the immune system to fend off disease and ailments.

This year’s competition title, “Your Health”, stems from the conviction that prevention is better than the cure, head of the organizing committee Bassam Al-Shemmeri explained, saying that the award interacts with emerging conditions in Kuwait and other nations.

Smart technologies and digital platforms have become a means to raise necessary health awareness regarding the health emergency across countries, he added.

Emphasizing further, Al-Shemmeri said the prize is an interactive educational awareness competition, which has achieved extensive interactive success internationally in its previous editions, and is being held across digital platforms.

Participation in the competition is open to people from Kuwait, the Arab region and the rest of the world, with applications open for 20 days, starting from 1 August 2020.

The competition includes 10 multiple-choice questions in the applicant’s preferred language of Arabic or English, which if answered correctly, enable an entry into a draw, the event’s coordinator Dr. Abdullah Al-Ali said, noting that the questions have been formulated in a simple way, which aim to encourage research and benefit.

Some 30 winning applicants will enter the draw for a total US$30,000 (US$1,000 each) and a certificate from the prize committee at an award ceremony – the dates of which to be determined later, according Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).


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