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BankDhofar recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oman Diabetes Association (ODA) which will see both organisations working together to raise diabetes awareness in the Sultanate.
The partnership plays a pivotal role in BankDhofar’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Present at the signing of the agreement on behalf of the Association was Dr Noor al Busaidiya, chairperson of ODA.
According to statistics published by the International Diabetes Federation, the Sultanate falls within the top 10 countries in prevalence of diabetes. Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Mahoney, said. “We have partnered with the Oman Diabetes Association to help create better awareness of Diabetes and how it can be managed in our communities. We are delighted to have signed the MoU as it confirms that both groups will work together to tackle this disease”.
Also, Mahoney added “Diabetes is on the rise in Oman and there are many new cases that remain undiagnosed, thus a strong campaign of awareness is crucial. It is also important to be aware of the many lifestyle and nutritional changes that can be made to prevent the disease. At BankDhofar we
will work hard with the ODA to get these messages out to
the community.”
Under the terms of the MoU BankDhofar and the ODA will work together to raise the profile of diabetes through diabetes screening camps, walkathons, seminars and charity events. The bank will also sponsor a number of educational and health check up programmes as well as charity events to promote the cause to the wider public.

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