To mark ‘World Diabetes Day’, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has collaborated with Hamad Medical Corporation to offer its employees screening, testing, and awareness sessions, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyle choices.
As part of QIB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and continual efforts to promote healthy practices among its employees, the event included screenings for undiagnosed diabetes, encompassing blood glucose and blood pressure tests.
Furthermore, QIB employees actively participated in the Annual Diabetes Walkathon organised by the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of the Qatar Foundation.
QIB utilised its social media platforms to initiate a series of informative posts, engaging the community in educating them about diabetes, its various types, early detection and treatment, and effective strategies for reducing the risk of complications.
These community initiatives are a testament to QIB’s CSR strategy aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030, recognising the importance of healthcare provision and the improvement of the overall health of the population.
Mashaal Abdulaziz al-Derham, assistant general manager, head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB, said: “We are dedicated to supporting our employees and the community by fostering awareness and encouraging the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
“Recognising diabetes as a prevalent issue in Qatar, we consider it our duty to champion programmes that prevent this disease and improve the overall health of the population, aligning with Qatar National Vision 2030.”
The official thanked Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the QDA for organising the annual walkathon.
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