Doha, 21 June 2020 – QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, announced its support for Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) aimed at preventing the risk of cancer, reducing cancer incidence, and raising community awareness.
This ongoing support and cooperation reflect the Bank’s keenness to enhance QCS’ programs to promote a culture of effective early detection, a key element to reach a conscious society without fears about cancer , and in implementation of key local and international programs in the health sector as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Mr. Yousef Ali Darwish, General Manager Group Communications of QNB, said: “QNB's support is part of our commitment to promoting public health and human development and pursue the goal of building a healthier and more prosperous society, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.” This confirms the Bank’s ongoing efforts to organize several awareness-raising activities such as marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase attention and support for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer among our employees, Mr. Darwish added.
Mr. Darwish also confirmed that this support came as the world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, especially that cancer patients are more likely to be infected by coronavirus due to their weakened immune systems and reduced ability to fight off infections. The Bank is committed to play an effective role in the battle against COVID-19 and be part of the ongoing efforts towards a COVID-free society, he asserted.
Dr. Dera Al-Dosari- Director of Resources Development Department at QCS , expressed great thanks for the efforts being exerted by QNB Group, praising its distinguished support to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
QCS guarantees a free-of-charge treatment for patients who cannot afford medical care in order to meet growing costs, Dr. Dera Al-Dosari- renewing the Society’s initial commitment since its establishment in 1997 to treat all patients and to have no patient on the waiting list.
QCS conducts the Community Based Cancer Awareness Program to empower the community members with confirmed information to assist them in adapting healthy life styles in their daily life activities and raise their awareness and commitment to their health. The program targets all segments of society, including school and university students, employees of companies and institutions, and others.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents, providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 29,000 operating through 1,100 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,200 machines.