Empower initiates cervical health awareness campaign
Added: (Mon Jan 29 2018)
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January 29, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, conducted an awareness campaign on cervical health to create awareness about cervical health and cancer prevention. The initiative, titled ‘Cervical Health Awareness Campaign’, was launched through a session in partnership with International Modern Hospital led by a doctor specialist in obstetrics/ gynecology. The campaign was organised in observance of the World Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which ran from 22 to 28 January 2018, and in support to the objectives of the UN Sustainable Goals, Dubai Plan 2021, and the UAE Year of Zayed initiative.
Cervical cancer is the second leading cancer among women in the UAE, which health experts say is highly preventable if there are efforts in knowing more about the disease as well as implementing measures to avoid it through screening and vaccination.
Empower aims to promote proactive and preventive approach to wellness among its staff members through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Apart from education and promotion, Empower has also partnered with its healthcare providers to provide employees with free screening packages.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Health and wellness are essential aspects of employee engagement and we are keen to maintain such initiatives as part of our CSR efforts. We want to make sure that there is room for them to implement preventive wellness in their lives and improve their lifestyle. We believe that a healthy being is a productive contributor in the workplace and the society.”
Empower provides environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.