Doha, 14 November, 2017 -- QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has recently organized an awareness initiative ‘’Diabetes at Work Day’’ for the Bank’s staff coinciding with World Diabetes Day in collaboration with the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, at both its Al-Mathaf Tower and Head Office building.
The event included 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.
The initiative, which witnessed great participation and interaction, was highly praised by the staff, who also praised the Bank’s role in organizing such health initiatives that spread awareness and provide them with opportunities to undergo medical examinations to help safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from illnesses.
The Bank’s efforts in the healthcare field, and its cooperation with the QDA and various other healthcare organizations in Qatar and abroad are testament to its continues keenness on the health and safety of its staff and its commitment to spreading health awareness locally and internationally in the societies across its international footprint.
The Diabetes at Work day is one of QNB Group’s many initiatives which the Group frequently organizes to support the development of the societies in which it operates. The Group continuously undertakes these efforts and initiatives as a socially responsible organization as part of its robust CSR program, which is considered an integral part of its strategy and which is 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.