2018 Xiamen Excellent Lecturers in Health Promotion and Public Health concludes
On June 30, the first edition of the Xiamen Excellent Lecturers in Health Promotion and Public Health concluded in Xiamen Wuyuan No. 2 Experimental School.
A total of 15 contestants competed in the final. They first delivered a 8-minute keynote lecture on one of the following themes: diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, and mental health. After that, they would answer a question related to their speech proposed by one of five judges. When they finished the Q&A section, they would be scored by five judges and a 50-member jury.
Wang Lan, a nurse from Xiamen Siming Kaihe Sub-district Community Health Service Center, won the first prize. Based on real cases occurring in her daily work, she explained the psychological traits of senior citizens, and common problems and solutions. “I hope my speech could attract more people’s attention on the issue of mental health for the aged,” she said.
The organizers hoped the competition could raise people’s general health awareness and help them understand rumors that they might have heard on public health.
The Xiamen Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission aims to sign an agreement with these excellent lecturers to form a promotional team who will visit communities, schools and families to popularize their concept of health.
A group of young reporters from xmenglish.cn, the city’s English portal, also attended the event and interviewed some of the contestants and judges.
The event was hosted by the Xiamen Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission and the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Education and organized by the Xiamen Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sport and Health Division of the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Education, and the city’s official website xmnn.cn.