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Movement is a Blessing- Series 1: Video 3

This video series aims to increase awareness of the importance of physical activities for older people in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Basic physical activities like standing up and sitting down, going up and down the stairs and walking around the house are crucial in ensuring the general health of older people.

Physical activities also improve the immune system and enhance the strength of muscles, including the heart muscle.

The third video, in Series 1, focuses on physical training for older people and their carers who are more active but might be not fully able to continue with their outdoor activities.

The video includes some advice on reducing, the chances of catching COVID-19 by following simple instructions on basic hygiene and social distancing.

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This is part of the continued efforts by the MENARAH network to raise awareness of the needs of older people and their informal carers in the Middle East and North Africa through establishing a strong network of people interested in the topic across the region and internationally.

The series of exercise videos were funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Founder and Director
Shereen Husseinis a Health and Social Care Policy professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
Shereen Founded the MENARAH Network in 2019, through an initial grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, UKRI. She is a medical demographer with expertise in ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care systems. Shereen regularly collaborates with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in policy and research focused on ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Shereen received her undergraduate degree in statistics and a postgraduate degree in computer science at Cairo University. She completed an MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in quantitative demography and population studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.