VIVA organizes health awareness campaign Coincid with World Diabetes Day
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.
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