With the start of the Holy Month now well underway, Action on Diabetes has recently launched its newest initiative under the Ramadan awareness campaign, a partnership with luxury hotel the W Doha Hotel and Residences in West Bay, which will see the hotel provide diabetes friendly meals everyday throughout Ramadan for both Iftar and Sohour in the hotel’s exclusive Ramadan tent.
The tent, which is situated in the Great Room of the hotel will run until 8pm daily and will serve delicious diabetes friendly starters, main courses and desserts. The diabetes friendly meals served in the tent are all approved by Qatar Diabetes Association and will include a variety of tasty, healthy food choices. Diners can easily identify a diabetes friendly meal as they will be clearly labelled with a blue Action on Diabetes circle.
SafakGuvenc, General Manager of W Doha Hotel & Residents said:
“W Doha is delighted to have partnered with Action on Diabetes in Qatar to support such an important cause. We hope it will encourage more and more people to raise awareness of the disease which negatively affects people all over the world. It is brilliant to see the hotel’s staff support this fantastic campaignby offering an array of diabetic friendly dishes. We will continue to support such initiatives throughout the year”.
The partnership with the W hotel falls under the umbrella of a wider Ramadan awareness campaign which was launched 10 days before Ramadan. The campaign involved Action on Diabetes collaborating with a number of leading organisations across Qatar, including Qatar’s largest supermarket chain, the Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, where they set up screening stations in three of Al Meera’s largest outlets with healthcare professionals on hand to test shoppers and offer advice about healthy fasting.
Herluf Nis Thomsen, Senior Project Manager at Action on Diabetes, said: “I would like to thank the W Doha Hotel and Residences for their support of the Ramadan awareness campaign. Eating healthy meals in Ramadan is advised for everyone, including those at risk of developing diabetes and for those who are living with the condition and I am delighted that W Doha has partnered with us for the Ramadan awareness campaign to raise awareness of this important initiative. The hotel’s assistance will surelyhelp Action on Diabetes continue to tackle one of Qatar’s greatest health challenges”.
The Ramadan campaign is just one of many research, education, awareness and screening programmes led by Action on Diabetes. Recently, Action on Diabetes introduced a major workplace screening campaign that allowed employees to be tested for diabetes at their workplace. As part of this campaign, a custom-made Action on Diabetes screening bus went to various companies around Doha and tested over 2000 people for diabetes.