WATCH: Social awareness campaigns across Qatar

WATCH: Social awareness campaigns across Qatar

By QLNews

The relevant authorities in Qatar have taken remarkable steps to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the population.

A few organizations have initiated different social awareness campaigns in order to raise awareness among the citizens and residents of Qatar.

1. Safe Hand Challenge (WHO)

Safe Hands Challenge is a campaign launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the wake of 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. It was launched on March 13, 2020 by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director of WHO. The campaign urges everyone to wash their hands regularly for 40 seconds to keep themselves safe and prevent the transmission of disease. WHO has also called upon people across the globe to participate in the Safe Hands Challenge. We accepted the challenge and extend it to our friends to take on the #SafeHands Challenge and help raise awareness to the communities.

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2. Until Further Notice

Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development initiated “Until further notice” to encourage the citizens and residents to take this overwhelming situation as an opportunity to make it productive and to enhance your creativity. Create something you always wanted to do but couldn’t do it due to busy life schedule.

Let’s not wait for things to go back to “Normal,” let’s take advantage of the time and LET’S CREATE. You can share your videos, artworks, and writings under the hashtag #untilfurthernotice and support each other as a community to overcome this crisis.

3. Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development supported by partnerships with leading international institutions. For over two decades, Qatar Foundation has been driving regional innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering social development and a culture of lifelong learning, and preparing our brightest minds to tackle tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

Qatar Foundation is encouraging the students to  learn remotely during the global pandemic and explore the electronic resources available for kids and adults through different platforms such as Qatar National Library and family reading programs by Qatar Reads to have taken on this current challenge and continue to support ensuring that education never stops remains at the forefront of unlocking human potential. #Learningneverstops

Twitter: Learning never stops

4. Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.

The new and enhanced facilities and network of services will support and reinforce HMC’s ongoing efforts to provide the safest, most effective and compassionate care to each and every one of our patients, both now and in the future.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation, HMC initiated #YourSafetyIsMySafety to encourage the public to stay at home to combat the spread of coronavirus.

#StayAtHome

5. Ooredoo Qatar

Ooredoo has rolled out its #StayHomeWithOoredoo campaign that features several offers encouraging the public to stay home to ensure their safety and good health.

Recognizing the need that people will now be needing more data and faster, more reliable lnternet, like online education, work from home practices take shape, Ooredoo is offering its customers extra data, faster Internet speeds, and free Mobile Money remittances.

The company is giving extra data, free-of-charge to its prepaid and post-paid customers, while those with Ooredoo home internet can expect faster speeds at no extra cost.

Mobile Money customers can also send remittances home for free.

New and existing Qatarna 5G, Shahry 5G and Data SIM 5G customers will get double their data, with the free data being given automatically.

Prepaid customers recharging with Hala Data and Flexi will get double their data when using the Ooredoo App to recharge.

Customers with Ooredoo ONE connections will get double their Internet speed at no extra cost.

They will also have free access to the Kids/Family package on Ooredoo TV to make sure the kids stay entertained.

According to the company, all free data, faster Internet and free entertainment offers will be effective from March 15 to April 15, 2020.

6. Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity is an institutional expression of Qatari people’s keenness to effectively address humanitarian challenges facing societies in need around the world and contribute to its prosperity and development.

Qatar Charity was initially founded to provide urgent assistance to children in venerable communities affected by crises or disasters. Then the organization started to expand its areas of work to include more development and humanitarian areas of action.

Today, Qatar Charity has started an initiative called “Volunteer with us for Qatar” within the framework of the efforts made in the country to curb the spread of the COVID-19 according to the standards of the state and the MoPH.

#VolunteerForQatar

For any other queries or concerns related to COVID-19 in Qatar, the public can contact a 24/7 hotline set up by MOPH. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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