Bahrain Bourse and Bahrain Clear Hold Breast Cancer Awareness Session

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, and its fully owned subsidiary Bahrain Clear recently organized an awareness session for Bahrain Bourse and Bahrain Clear employees to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness held during the month of October.

The session was conducted by Dr. Ghufran Ahmed Jassim, Consultant, Family Physician from Health Matters, a public campaign initiative to promote health and wellbeing. During the event, a session was presented to educate female employees on the adoption of health-supportive practices, and covered information on women's health at various stages of life, in addition to educational tips to raise awareness of breast cancer and means of its prevention.  The session discussed causes of the disease, its symptoms, the various treatment methods as well as some actionable preventative measures that attendees can take as precaution measures. The session also highlighted the importance of regular breast cancer screening and check-ups for early detection.

Commenting on this initiative, Hamad Abulfateh, Director of Administration Affairs & HR stated: “We aim to ensure quality health for all our employee as well as ensure the wellbeing of our community members in general through spreading awareness on the importance of regular screening and early detection. This comes as part of our focus on nurturing our workforce, with emphasis on social aspects and SDG Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being. We have also aimed specifically through this initiative to enhance the health and wellness of women, through maximizing both physical and mental health awareness and to ensure that our women team members enjoy healthy lives all along and are enabled to resiliently face and overcome any challenges.”

The session comes as a part of Bahrain Bourse’s long-term commitment to leaving a positive impact on the local community and its employees through various initiatives. Bahrain Bourse continually strives to conduct a variety of activities to support the wellbeing of its employees.

It is worth noting that Bahrain Bourse continuously ensures emphasis on the health and well-being of its employees through continuously fostering and conducting events and initiatives focused on this topic including organizing first aid courses, blood donation, regular health scans.