Doha, 4 January, 2015: As part of its efforts to encourage Qatar’s young population to lead a healthy lifestyle, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently organized a health awareness exhibition at Tarik Bin Ziad Independent School for Boys.
Held under the theme: ‘Health is the Greatest Blessing’, the exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Hamad Mohamed Shabib Al Mannai, owner and principal of the school and Ms. Balqees Al Khazraji, Director of Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programs at HMC.
Ms. Al Khazraji said HMC is organizing health exhibitions in schools to educate young people about healthy living and prepare them physically, mentally and socially to become a generation of healthy people. She stressed that HMC is committed to raising awareness and providing health education for the public to ensure they take the preventative measures necessary to prevent illnesses, accidents and injuries.
Ms. Al Khazraji explained that the exhibition also served as a way to introduce the students to scholarship opportunities at HMC and other organizations within Qatar or abroad, as well as showcasing employment opportunities, voluntary work and training available in various sectors.
Mr. Al Mannai said that Tarik Bin Ziad Independent School for Boys is always encouraging its students to take up careers in medical professions. He thanked HMC for it efforts, encouragement and continuous support towards the school.
-- Ends – Captions: Officials visit a stand during the exhibition
About HMC has been the principal public healthcare provider in the state of Qatar for over three decades and is dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all patients.
HMC manages eight hospitals, incorporating five specialist hospitals and three community hospitals. HMC also manages the National Ambulance Service as well as home and residential care, all accredited by Joint Commission International. While HMC continues to upgrade its facilities and services, it has also embarked on an ambitious expansion program, targeting the areas of need in our community.
HMC is leading the development of the region's first academic health system and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar. We collaborate with partners who are key experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston.
We are also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education - International (ACGME-I), which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship programs.
For more information please visit: www.hamad.qa or contact Noimot Olayiwola, Media Project Manager Tel: (00974) 44390945; Mobile: (00974) 55568709; Email: [email protected]
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