Arctic Health Museum to open in Arkhangelsk
© RIA Novosti. Ramil Sitdikov

Arctic Health Museum to open in Arkhangelsk

The Arctic Health Museum will be opened in Arkhangelsk, the regional government's press service reports. The project of the local Arkhangelsk Society for Disease Prevention received a Russian presidential grant in the amount of 1,130,000 rubles for this purpose.

"Once the museum is up and running, Arkhangelsk will have a new interesting and modern platform for promoting healthy lifestyles. Its primary function is to teach people in the north of Russia to take their own health, as well as that of those around them, seriously," said Nadezhda Pyshnograeva, director of the Arkhangelsk Medical Prevention Center.

The Arctic Health Museum will have four units. The first unit will deal with issues of first aid. Professors at the Arkhangelsk Medical College will provide training for first aid instructors — anyone wishing can become one. The second unit specialization is nutrition, herbs, berries and algae that can be found in northern Russia, and their health benefits. The third unit will be dedicated to substance abuse prevention, and the fourth — to hypodynamy prevention.

On September 1, 2017 the project will begin.