QNB organizes Diabetes at Work Day initiative for its staff

Posted on : Sun, 13 Nov 2016

Doha, 13 November, 2016 - QNB, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has recently organized an awareness initiative known as ‘’Diabetes at Work day’’ for the Bank’s staff in collaboration with Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, at its Al-Mathaf Tower building.

The “Diabetes At Work” day saw the organization of several health related activities that witnessed great turnout from across the Bank’s operations, including blood sugar, blood pressure, and body composition tests for the staff by QDA medical professionals, based on which they provided the participants with healthy diet and lifestyle tips to improve their health and combat this common chronic disease that is a leading cause for heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and amputation.

QNB’s healthcare initiative was well received by the staff and witnessed great participation and interaction, including many inquiries as to the nature of the disease, its symptoms, and its impact on their daily lives should it be detected in an individual.

The Bank’s efforts and its cooperation with QDA to hold this important event highlight its continued care for the health and wellbeing of its employees and its ongoing commitment to spreading health awareness among its employees and in the societies across its international footprint.

The Diabetes at Work day is the latest in QNB Group’s many CSR initiatives the Group undertakes as a socially responsible organization as part of its robust CSR program based on six main pillars, most prominent of which is the health sector.

It is notable that the Diabetes at Work day, which was first implemented by the QDA in 2009, is a health initiative in which QDA’s specialized medical team visits various organizations in Qatar and offers a diabetes awareness program at their premises that serves to provide screening to all employees, provide awareness of the insurance coverage available to patients and whether it facilitates management of diabetes, covers meter and strips, and encourages prevention or treatment.