Marathon Encourages Students, Faculty to Support Health

Birzeit University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions organized a Marathon on May 16, 2016. The marathon was organized in line with a Health Day aims to create awareness on the importance of maintaining a good health through sports.This year’s theme was “ A little bit of will”, remembering university’s student Fadi Tabakhna who combated cancer with a strong determination and a change towards a healthier and active lifestyle.“The university focuses on innovative education methods to provide excellence in higher-education”, university president Abdel Latif Abu Hijleh said. “ We offer various of activities that go beyond the classroom to include experiential education in range of settings from laboratories to sports fields and with community partners.”“ We strive to raise a healthier and active generation”, he concluded.In the build up to the day itself there were a wide range of activities on throughout the university designed to boost wellbeing .