Monday, 15 October 2012

QDA youth camp a huge success


DOHA QATAR Diabetes Association’s (QDA) recently held a week-long camp for youth with type 1 diabetes and was attended by 24 patients aged 12 to 15.

The closing ceremony was attended by QDA Executive Director Dr Abdullah al Hamaq, Oxy Qatar President Steve Kelly and members of the association’s scientific committee.

Speaking on the occasion, Hamaq thanked all the participants and partners for their contribution to making the camp a success.

“We appreciate the kind support of Oxy Qatar, which helped us a lot in realising the aim of this camp. The camp’s aim was to educate young patients with type 1 diabetes and help them live a normal life,” he said.

Hamaq also appreciated the contributions of other organisations such as Likhwya forces, recreation centre of al Awsaj Centre, Qatar Foundation’s Student Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage.

Mohammed al Saadi, the camp manager and diabetes ambassador in Qatar, highlighted the achievement made in the camp He thanked the participants, the staff and the volunteers.

He also distributed certificates to the participants, volunteers, delegations from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

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