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VODAFONE SUPPORTS QATAR CANCER SOCIETY

Doha, 6 February 2021:  Vodafone Qatar has joined hands with Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to support the charity’s efforts to treat cancer patients and raise awareness and education about the disease.
 
In additional to helping QCS fund cancer treatment for patients who otherwise cannot afford it, Vodafone will use its significant following on social media to increase alertness about the importance of early detection. Vodafone will also continue to run its yearly cancer awareness session for its employees in partnership with QCS.
 
The announcement coincided with World Cancer Day that is marked on the 4th of February every year and is a global observance that helps raise individuals’ recognition of cancer and how to prevent, detect and treat it.  The day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by also educating people about the disease.
 
Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said: “Vodafone Qatar’s backing of the important work Qatar Cancer Society do to support, empower and advocate for people living with cancer, forms part of our continuously expanding corporate social responsibility. It reaffirms our commitment to the citizens and residents of Qatar helping to raise awareness of the disease and put this crucial cause in full focus. The private sector shoulders a huge responsibility to the community it operates in and we will continue to do all that is in our means to give back.”
 
The Chairman of the Board of Directors at QCS, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al-Thani, thanked Vodafone Qatar for its continual backing of the Society. He said:It is wonderful to see this large support by all institutions operating in Qatar. Increasing awareness and introducing educational activities spotlighting the disease is profoundly important. Additionally, there is an urgent need for partnerships aimed at working regularly on cancer control, which is, above all, a charitable and a humanitarian act, as well as a duty and a commitment to the Qatari population”.
 
In 2020, Qatar Cancer Society helped treat 1350 patients at a cost of QR19.5 million and is expected to rise to 1500 patients in 2021 requiring QR22 million in funding. For more information on Qatar Cancer Society’s work and cancer support resources in Qatar, visit www.qcs.qa or call 4484 7777.
 
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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C
Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.7 million mobile customers as of 31 December 2020. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.
 
For press enquiries, please contact:
Lana Khachan
Head of Communications, Vodafone Qatar
E-mail: lana.khachan@vodafone.com

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