Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) launched a series of 12 animated short educational Videos at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, Canada. The videos were created and produced by Chocolate Moose Media and focus on a small group of elementary school children who are affected by the disease. The series was funded by ORYX GTL.

ORYX GTL is very proud to sponsor the valuable work of the Qatar Diabetes Association, offering support to patients and their families and raising awareness about the impact of diabetes.

This project is part of ORYX GTL’s long-term CSR strategy, which is aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and this project is contributes to the Human and Social Pillars specifically.

Diabetes is now a major health threat worldwide with 4.5 million people dying of it in 2015 and 600 million predicted to contact it by 2035. With the incidence rising dramatically in the Gulf States, the QDA believes that educational material is a positive preventive method that can make a noticeable difference to the lives of youth by investing now in their future.

These videos will serve as a learning tool for children and adults in order to achieve larger awareness about diabetes in general and will also give an insight into how to deal with the disease in specific ways.

Dr Abdulla Alhamaq, Head of QDA said:

These clips contain valuable information and act as an educational guide for policy makers, schools administration, educators and parents. They will also support in understanding the needs of children with Diabetes and promoting the rights of children with diabetes in the schools which will widely and freely distribute the series via multi-platforms including mobile technology.’

ORYX GTL is constantly striving to be a main contributor to a happier and healthier Qatar, and these great collaborations with key stakeholders will help us achieve this wonderful goal.

For more information, please visit www.oryxgtl.com.qa