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As part of its commitment to social responsibility programmes, Alizz Islamic Bank extended its support to Oman Diabetes Association to mark World Anti-Obesity Day that is observed on October 11th every year to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis.

According to Oman’s Ministry of Health, obesity remains a challenge for all to reach the desired goal. Available statistics indicate that 35.2% of the nation suffer from obesity and 31.4% are overweight and may become into obese.

Oman Diabetes Association continues to spread awareness and educate society as well as cooperate with different institutions to combat diabetes and obesity and minimise their serious complications.

The Oman Diabetes Association, in collaboration with the National Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, is following up the implementation of a weight loss programme through medical clinics.

It partners with institutions like Alizz Islamic Bank by organising social events to motivate obese individuals. By organising events, the Association encourages individuals who have lost weight to maintain a healthy diet to ensure that these results are continued for years to come. The Association believes that maintaining a healthy lifestyle improves quality of life and thus contributes to the prosperity and welfare of the Omani society.

Speaking on the occasion Aisha Al Kharusi, AGM – Head of Strategy & CSR of Alizz Islamic Bank said “At Alizz Islamic Bank, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used in line with the Bank's mission of delivering exceptional and sustainable results to our shareholders. Therefore, we are committed to playing a leading role in the communities we serve. Alizz Islamic Bank has embarked on many projects that have a positive impact on society and create value for all and to help create and encourage the culture of ‘volunteerism’. “