HEC Paris in Qatar or­gan­ises lec­ture on can­cer aware­ness

Gulf Times - - QATAR -

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.

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