HMC Provides Health Checks and Advice to Employees of Qatar Foundation and Ooredoo as part of World Health Day Celebrations
Doha, 23 April, 2019: Representatives from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently provided basic medical screenings, health tips, and information on disease prevention to employees at Qatar Foundation and Ooredoo as part of a community engagement activity held to mark World Health Day 2019.
During separate events held at Qatar Foundation’s Penrose House and Ooredoo Tower, staff from HMC’s Communicable Disease Center, Blood Donor Center, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Ambulance Service, National Diabetes Centers, and Tobacco Control Center, offered basic health checks to employees of both organizations and provided health awareness tips and information about nutrition, tobacco cessation, and diabetes control and prevention.
World Health Day, observed globally every 7 April, is a chance to celebrate health and remind world leaders that everyone should be able to access the healthcare they need, when and where they need it.
“As the main provider of specialist healthcare services in Qatar, we have a crucial role to play in educating residents on how to take care of their health and advise them about how to access care at our facilities. We believe that universal health coverage means that all people have access to the high-quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship,” states Ms. Eyman Faran, Project Manager of Community Engagement, Corporate Communications, HMC.
“We are always keen to collaborate with other local organizations that have prioritized the health of their employees and to engage local community members in taking charge of their health. Our participation in these community engagement activities with Qatar Foundation and Ooredoo is in line with the World Health Organization’s focus on universal health coverage and highlights HMC’s leading role in the provision of advanced healthcare services for all residents in Qatar,” added Ms. Faran.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Rashid Al Marri, Events Coordinator, Academic Bridge Program, Qatar Foundation, said: “One of the core values of Qatar Foundation is extending compassion to everyone and these values are the beliefs that define who we are, and guide our decisions. By collaborating with Hamad Medical Corporation on this community engagement initiative for World Health Day, we are demonstrating this core value of showing compassion to our entire community at QF. We are demonstrating that we care about their health and well-being.”
Ooredoo’s Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Ms. Manar Khalifa Al Muraikhi, explained that the World Health Day activities delivered by HMC were highly beneficial to staff who were able to learn about how to quit smoking and the importance of blood donation.
“As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is proud to have partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Tobacco Control Center and Blood Donation Unit to highlight World Health Day, which was held to promote universal health coverage for everyone, whenever and wherever they need it,” said Ms. Al Muraikhi.