EQUATE visits Kuwait Cancer Center

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Date(s) - 28 September 2015
12:00 am

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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, visited Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC) to interact and present gifts to the center’s staff and residents.

EQUATE Senior Executive for Corporate Communications & Government Affairs Abeer Al-Omar said, “Well-being constitutes a critical pillar for EQUATE that dedicates great attention to medical and health issues through EQUATE Sustainability Program which focuses also on the fields of education, health, community awareness and human development.”

Al-Omar, who also heads EQUATE Sustainability Team, added, “This visit, by a number of EQUATE leaders and employees, represents continuous embodiment our ‘Partners in Success’ slogan with KCCC in specific and Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (MoH) in general to ensure overall holistic community awareness in all relevant fields. Therefore, throughout the years, EQUATE fully renovated a number of the center’s wards and other critical medical facilities at the ministry’s hospitals. EQUATE has also sponsored several activities by the ministry, such as conferences and seminars. In addition, EQUATE has launched a number of health and awareness initiatives, such as EQUATE Breast Cancer Awareness Program (Keep You Life Rosy), EQUATE’s Initiative for a Healthy Society (Lighten Up), EQUATE Hypertension Awareness Campaign (Stay Normal) and EQUATE Diabetes Awareness Campaign (Stay Normal 2). All these initiatives were executed in partnership with specialized government and civic bodies, such as MoH.”

Al-Omar extended utmost appreciation and gratitude to KCCC’s management and employees for their humanitarian and professional efforts, as well as all individuals who participated in this visit, wishing all patients a speedy recovery.

On his part, KCCC Director Dr. Ahmad Al-Awadhi expressed heartfelt appreciation to EQUATE’s humanitarian and professional initiatives in support of the center’s activities to serve its patients, such as fully renovating the wards and visiting the residents to present them with tokens of appreciation.

Al-Awadhi added that such matters have a positive emotional impact on the patients and support medical treatment, noting that partnerships between various bodies in Kuwait and the medical sector would play a good role in maintaining the society’s health.

Al-Awadhi called on all companies in Kuwait to follow EQUATE’s example in supporting the community, extending overall appreciation to EQUATE’s leaders and employees.

EQUATE’s delegation during the visit to KCCC included a number of Procurement Department leaders and employees, who represented by Procurement Director Muayad Al-Faresi, Procurement Category Leader Fawaz Al-Shehab, Procurement Category Leader Zeyad Al-Barrak, Strategic Sourcing Specialist and Member of EQUATE Sustainability Team Shirin Kamshad, as well as Sourcing Specialist Khaled Al-Qashaan and Investment Recovery Sales & Contract Executive Abdulrazzak Purayil.

As part of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Kuwait Cancer Control Centre (KCCC) in an umbrella that combines a number of integrated medical facilities for a comprehensive healthcare system, including Hussain Makki Juma Centre for Specialized Surgeries, Sheikha Badriya Al Sabah Medical Oncology Centre, Faisal Sultan Centre for Diagnosis & Radiation Therapy, Yacoub Behbehani Centre for Bone Marrow Transplantation & Specialized laboratories, Palliative Care Centre Kuwait, NBK Children’s Hospital and the building that was renovated by EQUATE Petrochemical Company. www.kuwaitcancercenter.com.

Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com.