Oore­doo Cel­e­brated Health Week with Em­ploy­ees

Cook­ing com­pe­ti­tions, sports tour­na­ments, other ac­tiv­i­ties

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - Mi­j­bil Alay­oub

KUWAIT: Oore­doo, Kuwait’s fastest net­work for 2016, con­cluded its health week ac­tiv­i­ties for em­ploy­ees last Thurs­day. The week-long se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded sem­i­nars and com­pe­ti­tions for all em­ploy­ees at Oore­doo’s head of­fice. The pro­gram was aimed at rais­ing aware­ness about nu­tri­tion, di­a­betes, gen­eral health in ad­di­tion to a first-aid cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram and a blood drive.

Speak­ing about this event, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Se­nior Direc­tor at Oore­doo Kuwait Mi­j­bil Ala­ly­oub said: “We’re very happy to have held such an in­for­ma­tive event for our em­ploy­ees. We work ac­cord­ing to a year-long plan that in­cludes a lot of ac­tiv­i­ties and events fo­cused on our em­ploy­ees, and this re­flects the com­pany’s in­vest­ment in its staff, which stems from our core val­ues of car­ing and con­nect­ing.”

The week ac­tiv­i­ties kicked off with a day ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness about nu­tri­tion, in which di­eti­tian Wajd Al-Oth­man gave a lec­ture about adopt­ing a healthy life­style. This was fol­lowed with a lec­ture by sports coach Jamie Kare­hana, in which he dis­cussed how cook­ing healthy food in ad­di­tion to lead­ing an ac­tive life­style can help peo­ple achieve their health goals.

The sec­ond day was ded­i­cated en­tirely for women, and was started with a lec­ture de­liv­ered by Dr Lat­ifa Al-Kan­dari from the Min­istry of Health, who dis­cussed breast cancer, its preva­lence and the lat­est ways of deal­ing with it. Dr Sarah Al-Ham­mouri talked about os­teo­poro­sis in women, vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency, and poly­cys­tic ovar­ian syn­drome.

On the third day, Oore­doo or­ga­nized its an­nual blood drive in co­op­er­a­tion with the Kuwait Blood Bank, where all em­ploy­ees in the head of­fice were in­vited to do­nate blood. This was fol­lowed by two lec­tures: A lec­ture about nu­tri­tion and whole food by nu­tri­tion coach Juna Alawadhi, and a lec­ture about Ayurveda by Dr Rameza An­war.

The fourth day was ded­i­cated to give staff es­sen­tial train­ing on first aid, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vice de­part­ment of the Min­istry of Health. On the fifth day, em­ploy­ees were given in­for­ma­tive lec­tures by Dr Ebaa Al-Ozairi from Das­man In­sti­tute for Di­a­betes, in ad­di­tion to glu­cose level tests and con­sul­ta­tions with health pro­fes­sion­als. Aside from the lec­tures, the pro­gram in­cluded a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties for em­ploy­ees, such as a cook­ing com­pe­ti­tion and sports games, in ad­di­tion to a video game tour­na­ment.

Doc­tors and med­i­cal staff were present through­out the week to check blood pres­sure, glu­cose level and per­form other rou­tine tests. To dis­tin­guish each day, each theme car­ried a dif­fer­ent color: green for nu­tri­tion, red for blood drive, blue for di­a­betes, yel­low for first aid, and pink for breast cancer. Oore­doo is committed to sup­port na­tional and global ini­tia­tives through­out its var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, with its com­pre­hen­sive so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pol­icy both in­ter­nally and ex­ter­nally.

Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Al Thani do­nates blood.

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