As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) teamed up with HealthPlus to organize a special health awareness event today under the title of ‘Investing in your health and wellbeing’. The aim of the event, which took place at ADX Abu Dhabi premises, was to raise awareness on Chronic Diseases amongst ADX employees, investors and visitors.
The event included a Health Talk by Dr. Mohammed Al-Khatib, the Medical Director at HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center about chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, metabolic disorders in addition to obesity. The talk was followed by free health checks for ADX employees, investors and visitors including Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar which were administered by HealthPlus nurses.
Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi, CEO of ADX, commented on the event saying:”We at ADX believe in consolidating the concepts of health in line with the vision of the UAE’s future in maintaining human health and reducing the prevalence of rates of chronic diseases among members of the community. We also believe that good health and well- being solutions must be available to all members of the community.”
Mr. Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus, commented, “Such events have given HealthPlus the opportunity to advance our main mission of improving the long-term health of the communities that we serve. This can be achieved through regular screening and early detection, and promoting health awareness and education. In the past few weeks since the opening of our new facility we have found that more than 20% of the patients visiting our center were diagnosed with Diabetes for the first time by our doctors. This is an alarming number; collaborations between organizations within the community are vital in order to continue raising awareness and educating the public by all means possible.”
Dr. Mohammed Al-Khatib said, “There is a vast number of patients with diabetes or suffering from hypertension or high cholesterol that are currently unaware of their disease. Increased awareness will benefit the patients in avoiding any complications. We hope through education and raising awareness, we will help in decreasing the prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases which we as healthcare professionals all look forward to.”
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established in November 2000 as the official stock exchange of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Federal Capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ADX is a market for trading securities including shares issued by public joint stock companies, bonds issued by governments and corporations, exchange traded funds and any other financial instruments approved by the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). ADX has 68 listed Securities and a market capitalization of AED 292 Billion ($79.4 billion USD) as of September 30th 2012 and an investor base of 914,564 as of the end of 2012. Of the total number of investors in the market 562,733 are UAE nationals, with 58 government entities, and 1,652 institutions. Individuals from the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) accounted for 272,531, with 4 GCC government entities, and 318 GCC institutions. Individuals from Arab countries accounted for 47,856, with 81 institutions. Other nationals accounted for 27,294, with 2,037 institutions. In alignment with the Abu Dhabi Government’s Economic Vision 2030, ADX aspires to be the exchange of choice by developing the capital market through legal environment that ensures disclosure, transparency and integrity. Please visit www.adx.ae for more information.
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‘HealthPlus’, Abu Dhabi’s growing network of premium outpatient centers, was established by UEMedical, the Abu Dhabi based healthcare investors and developers. The healthcare network will provide state-of-the-art outpatient medical services and support the multiple missions of UEMedical, including outstanding patient care and extensive community outreach. Over 20 facilities, adopting international standards and best practices, will open over the coming years and form part of an integrated healthcare delivery system including UEMedical’s flagship project, Danat Al Emarat Women and Children’s Hospital. The network will comprise of Centers of Excellence in a variety of specialties including Women’s Health, Fertility & Genetics, Day Surgery, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, and Dental Health, in addition to a number of Family Clinics. The centers will be heavily involved in promoting community health awareness and education, and in supporting national programs in line with the initiatives of the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi of improving public health. HealthPlus will fill the apparent gaps in the healthcare sector, and focus will continually be placed on medical excellence, patient- centeredness and unparalleled levels of customer service. For more information, please visit www.hplus.ae
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