Acting Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Finance House "KFH" Abdulnasser Abdul Mohsen Al-Sabeeh was quoted as saying: Investing in people is as important as traditional investment. In fact, the employment of human resources in the right direction is a core resource that adds value to the success of organizations in various activities. He noted that KFH since inception have given this matter its full attention and as a result it paid back with contributions to global successes today in more than one country where KFH engages in various economic fields and activities.
On the occasion of KFH sending a Kuwaiti medical team specialized in the field of nutrition and the prevention of diabetes to attend Joslin Diabetes Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA Al-Sabeeh explained that investment in the healthcare sector is promising and important component of community service and social responsibility undertakings. As KFH recognizes the need to embark into this arena, it maintains multiple important investment vehicles such as Al-Salam Hospital; a leading private healthcare center locally. He added KFH stands ready to facilitate all the delegates’ mission in the United States.
Al-Sabeeh added that KFH’s initiative to offer full support for this mission came as part of the awareness campaign efforts for the prevention of diabetes, which include various activities and events highlighted by signing a memorandum of understanding with International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to streamline KFH’s support efforts in the face of preventing these ailments that are rather prevalent in the region and worldwide. He pointed out that this initiative bi-directionally underlies two of KFH core values in social responsibility, namely education and health.
On his end, the Head of the Diabetes Unit at Al-Amiri Hospital Dr. Abdul Nabi Al-Attar praised KFH’s initiative to delegate a specialist medical team in nutrition and the prevention of diabetes and said that this will help them acquire new experiences and level of exposure as they will be educated in one of the most important institutions in the world affiliated with Harvard Medical School, which will have a direct impact on the transfer of this knowledge base to others who will join this field in the future.
Dr. Al-Attar pointed out the role undertaken by KFH in attending to raising awareness and prevention of diabetes being a positive example to the private sector locally and regionally, especially that the concerted and organized efforts of the private sector in supporting the Government's healthcare programs is vital. He continued: There is rising need to develop the capabilities and update dietitians’ knowledge resources given diabetes diverse nature and types and to develop new types of cures and treatments based on nutritional habits being an important element that calls for enrolling specialists in training programs within high specialized medical institutions. KFH therefore moved to embrace this medical mission that will extend to 3 weeks in the United States.
The delegates are: Maryam Hamad Al-Hamad, Sara Hasan Al-Qenae, Al-Gaddouri Dana Ahmed, and Jumana Ali Al-Kandari.