“KULLUNA” Home Safety Road Show stops in Doha exhibition center this weekend
Doha, Qatar, 3 January, 2013 – The Kulluna campaign road show is now making its stop this weekend in Doha exhibition center following it’s recent visits to City Center, Landmark and Villaggio. The upcoming display is dedicated to keeping children safe at home. The road show starts today January 3rd, 2013 till Saturday January 5th, 2013.
The highlight of the stand this weekend is "the giant kitchen," showcasing adults how home environment and furniture items look in the eyes of small child. Adults will be asked to see themselves as small children and to appreciate the potential dangers in the kitchen including utensils such as oven/cookers with frying pan handles,: to demonstrate the risk of burns and scalds, drawers to demonstrate the risk of climbing onto units and the reach of sharp items such as knives, cupboards with chemical bottles to highlight the risk of poisoning, shelf units to showcase the risk of climbing and heavy objects falling on children; electric kettles accentuating the risk of pulling the kettle down resulting in burns and scalds, tables and chairs to demonstrate the risk of climbing and falling as well as reaching items on the table and high chairs exhibiting the risk of falling from heights
Dr.Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen , Director of the Hamad International Training Center (HITC), a partner in Kulluna, said ‘’Each year more than 40,000 children aged 14 and under suffer injuries at home’’. ‘’In fact 85%of all injuries to children occur in the home and all these are preventable. The injuries tend to fall into six main categories: falls, burns, drowning, being hit by cars in the driveway, choking and poisoning. This event seeks to educate the public on how to prevent such incidents.” Dr. Saifeldeen added.
Gary Sykes, President ConcoPhillips Qatar further expressed his company's happiness at continuing to support the Kulluna Health and Safety campaign organized by the Hamad International Trading Center, stressing that such a drive brings to focus his company's core commitment to the cause of promoting health and safety in the communities that host its activities. He stated: "We are dedicated to continuing our efforts to support the State of Qatar's interest in improving health and safety among Qataris and expats and appreciate Hamad International Training Center's successive drives in this regard. This phase of the road show activities further highlight this commitment and are further enhanced by being held within the context of the Qatar International Trade Fair which receives tens of thousands of visitors and is one of the highlights of the community's activities. We have every faith that visitors, adults and children, Qataris and expats will be interested in the Kulluna display and will walk out with a better understanding of the need to dedicate attention and care to the issues of safety at home to protect our children."
Road show schedule: January 3rd- 5th, 2013
Thursday: 3PM -9 PM
Friday: 3PM- 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM- 9 PM
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has operations and activities in 30 countries and approximately 16,500 employees as of June 30, 2012. Production averaged 1.59 million BOE per day for the six months ended June 30, 2012, and proved reserves were 8.4 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2011. In Qatar ConocoPhillips holds a 30 percent interest in the world-class QG3 LNG project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
For more information, visit www.conocophillips.com.
About Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical Corporation is the premier non-profit healthcare provider in Qatar. It was established by Emiri decree in 1979 and manages eight highly specialized hospitals, namely, Hamad General Hospital, Rumailah Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Al Amal Hospital, Heart Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, The Cuban Hospital and Al Khor Hospital. Since its establishment, HMC has rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of diseases that previously could only be managed in overseas medical centers.
HMC prides itself in providing quality and cost-efficient healthcare for all patients regardless of nationality, in line with the State of Qatar’s pledge of “Health for All”. For this purpose, the Corporation implements a policy of continuous improvement of all management systems and patient care protocols. HMC’s ethos is based on three key pillars which are Health, Education and Research.
For more information about HMC please visit www.hmc.org.qa.
About Hamad International Training Center
The Hamad International Training Center at Hamad Medical Corporation provides opportunities for Physicians, Nurses, and Paramedics to continue their professional and personal development and learning whilst improving their competence and skills in order to provide high standards of patient care, using the latest knowledge, theories and technology. It also provides opportunities for Institutions and members of the public to participate in courses and events which will raise public awareness
The Kulluna campaign was launched in September 2012. Inspired by the Qatar 2030 vision, it is born of the belief that everyone can take action to improve health, wellbeing and safety for themselves, their family and the community. ‘Kulluna’ means ‘All of us’.
The Hamad International Training Center, representing Hamad Medical Corporation is executing the program whilst ConocoPhillips Qatar provides the funding for these activities, which include an interactive public road show, school visits and a media awareness campaign.
For more information, visit www.conocophillips.com.
- ILQ news