Tawuniya offers 6,000 free medical checkups across KSA

Mobile medical units set up by Tawuniya provided medical consultations.
Updated 02 September 2019

Tawuniya offers 6,000 free medical checkups across KSA

The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) organized several awareness events across the Kingdom as part of its “Health and Safety” program. With the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle in society, Tawuniya provided 6,000 free medical checkups and consultations to individuals at malls in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar.

A team of physicians, nutritionists and physical education specialists participated in the first phase of the program, which was held at Red Sea Mall in Jeddah, Granada Mall in Riyadh and Al-Rashid Mall in Alkhobar. Mobile medical units set up by Tawuniya provided medical, nutritional and fitness consultations, in addition to free blood pressure and diabetes tests. 

Head of Corporate Communications at Tawuniya Ahmed Saeed Al-Ghamdi said: “Tawuniya recognizes the importance of improving the lifestyles of individuals as well as its positive impact on society as a whole. Therefore, Tawuniya’s social responsibility vision aims at enhancing health awareness and facilitating the disposal of bad eating habits to build a healthy society.”

He said the need for these kind of health programs was evident through their interaction with participants in the first phase of the program.

“Tawuniya will continue to organize several events within our ‘Health and Safety’ program initiative targeting other categories of society, such as university students,” Al-Ghamdi added.

The “Health and Safety” program includes a number of innovative initiatives and workshops structured to introduce healthy habits, self-development and personal goals, and encourage savings and personal investments. 

The company also launched awareness campaigns about diabetes and breast cancer.

Al-Ghamdi said Tawuniya is involved in a number of social responsibility activities, such as blood donation campaigns, Ramadan food basket, Adahi campaign, visiting orphans on Saudi National Day and supporting Prince Fahd bin Salman Charitable Society for the Care of Kidney Failure Patients (Kelana).

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

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Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”