VIVA or­ga­nizes health aware­ness cam­paign Coin­cid with World Di­a­betes Day

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

Co­in­cid­ing with World Di­a­betes Day, VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-grow­ing and most de­vel­oped tele­com op­er­a­tor, or­ga­nized a health aware­ness cam­paign for its staff, VIVA Fam­ily’s mem­bers, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Safwan Med­i­cal Ser­vices Com­pany.

VIVA held a med­i­cal clinic with Safwan health pro­fes­sion­als at its head­quar­ters lo­cated at Olympia Tower, whilst health cam­paign of­fered di­a­betes, blood pres­sure and choles­terol tests and com­pared re­sults against healthy lev­els. It also pro­vided health tips to em­ploy­ees that high­lighted the im­por­tance of fol­low­ing a healthy life­style and good eat­ing habits.

This cam­paign is in line with VIVA’s CSR pro­gram, in Health sec­tion, towards its em­ploy­ees, the un­der­ly­ing foun­da­tion for de­liv­er­ing the com­pany’s as­pi­ra­tions and ob­jec­tives. VIVA is also ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing a healthy and suit­able en­vi­ron­ment for its em­ploy­ees. VIVA’s em­ploy­ees turned out in large num­bers to par­tic­i­pate in the health aware­ness cam­paign. They ac­knowl­edged the im­por­tance of hav­ing reg­u­lar med­i­cal check­ups to pre­vent chronic dis­eases.

Led by the In­ter­na­tional Di­a­betes Fed­er­a­tion (IDF), each World Di­a­betes Day fo­cuses on a theme re­lated to di­a­betes. Top­ics cov­ered have in­cluded di­a­betes and hu­man rights, di­a­betes and life­style, di­a­betes and obe­sity, di­a­betes in the dis­ad­van­taged and the vul­ner­a­ble, and di­a­betes in chil­dren and ado­les­cents. While the cam­paigns last the whole year, the day it­self marks the birthday of Fred­er­ick Bant­ing who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Ma­cleod, first con­ceived the idea which led to the dis­cov­ery of in­sulin in 1922.

KUWAIT: Ah­madi Gover­nor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah met yes­ter­day with mem­bers of the Cancer Aware­ness Na­tion (CAN) cam­paign, and con­grat­u­lated them fol­low­ing the Health Min­istry’s de­ci­sion to ap­prove build­ing a ra­di­ol­ogy cancer treat­ment cen­ter in the gov­er­norate.

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