Doha: 16 January, 2023 - Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has won the Diamond Award for the rising star sustainability award presented by the Arab Hospitals Federation as part of the Golden Initiative Awards to defeat the climate change global challenge, which was launched by the Federation under the theme “The Arab Challenge Winner for Climate Change”.
The award was received by Mr. Mohamad Mubarak Al Noimi, Director of the Office of Her Excellency, the Minister of Public Health and Deputy Chief of Arab Hospitals Federations, during his participation in the Arab Healthcare Development Annual Forum (AHDAF), Egypt 2023 held in Cairo between 10-11 January at Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo. The forum witnessed the participation of Arab healthcare leaders.
The Golden Initiative Awards to defeat the global climate change challenge, highlight the distinguished efforts taken by Arab health organizations towards a green transformation in healthcare and to approve the green recovery plans and to encounter the effects of climate change.
The Golden initiative witnessed the participation of 47 healthcare organizations from 9 Arab countries. The Arab Hospitals Federation announced the winning of 10 healthcare organizations of the Golden Initiative for many categories: the rising star sustainability award, the visionary leader award in healthcare sustainability, the smart climate certificate in healthcare, the green hospital, the sustainable architecture of healthcare facilities, the water, waste and resources management, and Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Certificate.
Four more awards were awarded to individuals and organizations which made efforts in the Arab healthcare sector sustainability to support the initiative in confronting climate change.
HMC has presented its winning project on waste management program at HMC in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and the corporation’s commitment towards the environmental sustainability as HMC constantly works to reduce the general waste sent to Qatar waste stations and implements a recycle system for general waste such as paper, plastic and aluminum.