The awards were made during a special ceremony in the presence of Dr Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani, Director of Public Health and Dr Sheikha Alanoud Al Thani , Director of Health Promotion & Non Communicable Diseases at the Supreme Council of Health and Fawzi Al Ajji, Senior CSR Advisor at Maersk Oil Qatar.
Showing appreciation to the winners and those who participated and encouraged them all to always keep their children safe especially on the roads, Dr Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani said:
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of using child seats and ensuring the safety of our children on the roads – it is always devastating to hear about the number of children who get injured in road related accidents.’
The Facebook competition was held from August to September 2013 to help raise awareness of the importance in using child car seats for young children. In order to participate, fans of the ‘ONE SECOND’ Facebook group, which now numbers around 20,000, were requested to send in their child’s photograph. Fans were asked to ‘Like’ their favorite baby photo and the one with the highest number of likes were winners.
Dr Sheikha Alanoud Al Thani said:
The Supreme Council of Health is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all residents in Qatar and I am very proud of the success of our child car seats initiative which is supported by the Ministry of Interior and Maersk Oil Qatar.’
Sheikh Faisal Bin Fahad Al Thani, Deputy Managing Director of Maersk Oil Qatar, said:
‘ One Second’ is a great example of the type of quality partnership programmes that Maersk Oil sponsors through its social investment activity, which aims to support the National Vision 2030, put forth by HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani. The competition held on the ‘One Second’ Facebook Page was launched to inspire and influence the public about road safety and strengthening the overall mission of the child car seat initiative.’
The child car Seat initiative was launched in July 2013 by Maersk Oil Qatar and the Supreme Council of Health under the One Second national road safety brand. The initiative includes the distribution of 7,000 car seats to newborns at Hamad Women’s Hospital and is supported by a significant multimedia awareness campaign.
‘One Second’ was launched in response to the Ministry of Interior’s action plan to have a unified platform for road safety initiatives and campaigns.