QDA Launches Animated Diabetes Videos

New series of 12 videos focussing on the rights of children with diabetes
By: Qatar Diabetes Association
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Dec. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- Today the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) a member of the Qatar Foundation, launched a series of 12 animated shorts at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, Canada. The videos focus on children with diabetes (in the Gulf) who are affected by the disease. The series was funded by ORYX GTL.

Diabetes is now a major health threat worldwide. The latest IDF Diabetes Atlasestimates that 415 million adults worldwide are living with diabetes. By 2040, 642 million people, or one in 10, will be living with this condition. With the incidence rising dramatically in the Gulf States, the QDA believes that educational material is a positive preventive method that can make a noticeable difference to the lives of youth by investing now in their future.

“These shorts contain valuable information and act as an educational guide for policy makers, schools administration, educators and parents. (They) will also support in understanding the needs of children with diabetes and promoting the rights of children with diabetes in the schools,” says  Dr. Abdulla Alhamaq, Executive Director of the QDA, which will widely and freely distribute the series via multi-platforms including mobile technology.

“We at ORYX GTL are very proud to sponsor the valuable work of the Qatar Diabetes Association, offering support to patients and their families and raising awareness about the impact of diabetes. This project is part of ORYX GTL’s long-term CSR strategy, which is aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030. This project contributes to human and social pillars specifically,” says the General Manager of ORYX.

“These videos will serve as a learning tool for children and adults in order to achieve larger awareness about diabetes in general and will also give an insight into how to deal with the disease in specific ways. ORYX GTL is constantly striving to be a main contributor to having a happier and healthier Qatar, and these great collaborations with key stakeholders will help us achieve this wonderful goal.”

The videos were created and produced by Ottawa’s Chocolate Moose Media.

About the Qatar Diabetes Association

The Qatar Diabetes Association was established as a charitable, non-profit organization in 1995 and leads efforts in Qatar and the Middle East to promote the prevention, care and management of diabetes. It strives to raise the quality of life in Qatar through raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, management and prevention of diabetes and by

providing innovative patient care, diabetes education and related services with the hope of improving the overall quality of life for those who are affected.

About Oryx GTL

Since 2006 ORYX GTL has been at the forefront of the global gas-to-liquids (GTL) revolution, pioneering the large-scale production of ultra clean fuels in Qatar, and continues to inspire new energy projects around the world.

A 51:49 joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Sasol Synfuels International (SSI) - a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Africa’s Sasol Limited - the US$1-billion project combines QP’s natural gas wealth with Sasol’s technological know-how to manufacture more than 32,400 barrels per day of high specification GTL diesel, naphtha and LPG, which have outstanding environmental characteristics.

ORYX GTL has an enviable health and safety record which compares favorably with global industry standards. Milestones such as a Zero Total Recordable Incidence Rate and 10-million man-hours without any lost work days were achieved in 2012. In 2011, ORYX GTL became the first Middle East oil and gas company to be simultaneously accredited with ISO25999 (Business Continuity) and ISO27001 (Information Security), two of seven prestigious quality certificates received since inauguration. Closely aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, ORYX GTL is now helping spearhead a new era of sustainable national economic growth in partnership with its stakeholders.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. It produces film and animated television with offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Ottawa, Canada. President Firdaus Kharas uses proceeds from for-profit projects to fund not-for-profit campaigns targeting health and other social issues. These are in the form of animated public service announcements and include Peabody-award winner The Three Amigos (combatting HIV/AIDS); Buzz and Bite (preventing the spread of malaria); No Excuses (targeting sexual and domestic violence); and the upcoming Solar Campaign (replacing kerosene lamps with solar lights).

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