HEC Paris in Qatar organises lecture on cancer awareness
HEC Paris recently hosted an awareness lecture, conducted by ‘Screen For Life’, Qatar’s national breast and bowel cancer screening programme led by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The ‘Screen For Life’ team, offered insights during the lecture held on the HEC Paris Doha campus on the occasion of the Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. The lecture for HEC Paris in Qatar employees aimed to educate them on the programme’s objectives and the benefits of getting screened in early detection of breast and bowel cancer.
Dr Nils Plambeck, dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, said: “At HEC Paris in Qatar, we believe in taking a holistic approach towards our employees’ welfare. Conducting this cancer awareness lecture in association with ‘Screen for Life’ , who are a pioneer in raising awareness on breast and bowel cancer screening, is one such initiative that helps educating our staff on the importance of regular cancer screening.
“As a member of Qatar Foundation, HEC Paris is not only committed to delivering world-class executive education but is steadfast in its determination to contribute to the society in full alignment with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. We intend to keep spreading the message of keeping health in check to stay fit and strong by partnering with stalwarts in their respective fields.”
In a statement, HEC Paris in Qatar said it “has always believed in contributing to the well-being of the community and in equipping its employees with the skills to value the importance of CSR as a contribution to the society and communities”. With the help of ‘Screen For Life’ team, this initiative aims to enhance the vital need for regular screening for such life-threatening ailments.
‘Screen For Life’ is leading the mission to ease the burden of cancer in the country and help build a healthier, happier population through its ongoing, wide-ranging awareness drive and outreach programme. ‘Screen For Life’, led by PHCC, has launched a nationwide awareness campaign across the State to mark the global annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative, titled ‘Your health is Precious, Get Screened’, to urge women to undergo a free mammogram at one of the programme’s three screening suites Al Wakrah, Leabaib and Rawdat Al Khail health centres.
The ‘Screen For Life’ team offered insights during the lecture.