The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Chairman Jean Claude Mebania praised the social role played by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and its contributions in the health field, since it is one of the most important service sectors that people require in any part of the world. He noted that this role made KFH a model that represents the participation of the private sector, and adds to its regional and global success. He went on to say that the agreement signed between the two bodies to coordinate and cooperate in the fields of overcoming diabetes, is considered to be the first of its kind in the region and the world.
Mebania, who visited KFH and met CEO Mohammed Al-Omar, stressed that KFH made great strides and significant projects in the field of combating diabetes, where such projects play a role in limiting the health crises that occur as a result of the increase in number of diabetes patients, especially in Kuwait. Such efforts were highlighted by several activities that include a series of events that were organized during the World Diabetes Days. He appealed to the private sector institutions to follow in KFH’s footsteps in the health fields.
Meanwhile, Al-Omar explained that the visit came to cement the cooperation and coordination between both parties concerning that pivotal matter that KFH had adopted among its social responsibility role, especially that KFH is aware that the human being is the bedrock of any development, which prompts it to exert efforts in raising the awareness concerning that chronic disease. He added that KFH-Bahrain has recently supported the Bahraini Diabetes Society on the sideline of an event to celebrate 20 years since it was established. The event was under the patronage of the Bahraini Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa Al-Khalifa, and attended by Minister of State for Defense Affairs and the Chairman of the society Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khalifa. He went on to say KFH had sent a specialized medical nutrition team at the Diabetes Unit at the Amiri Hospital to one of Harvard University’s prestigious centers, in order to view the most recent experiments and updates in that field. In addition, KFH also organized a diabetes campaign in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, where many participants got the opportunity to have free medical checkups.