Kempinski Hotel Ajman supports the fight against tuberculosis
Hundreds of guests along with the team members were gathering on the resorts 500-metre beach to show togetherness on the World Tuberculosis Day
Ajman, March 24, 2016 – Kempinski Hotel Ajman joined efforts along with the in-house guests to organise several activities on World Tuberculosis Day to spread awareness about Tuberculosis, the second leading cause of death, amongst all infectious diseases worldwide. The similar supportive event is being held for the third continuous year and is highly appreciated by hotel’s in-house guests. At 10:00 am in the morning on 24th March, associates of all departments gathered on the private beach of the hotel and wrote in big letters “STOP TB” on the sand, involving the in-house guests and informing them about the importance of the togetherness.
An awareness event was held as well at the staff cafeteria for the hoteliers and an information desk was set up in the lobby of the hotel.
“For Kempinski, as an international organisation, it is very important to take action and support such initiatives, as we have a wide reach to people. Kempinski is part of the BE Health Association and to date, Kempinski has dedicated over half a million Euro demonstrating its commitment to BE’s mission, that’s goal is to spread health by facilitating the prevention, detection and treatment of infectious diseases, in particular HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.” We need to consider that before the end of today nearly 4000 people will die of Tuberculosis and nearly three people every minute pass away because of it,” said Kai Schukowski, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Ajman.”
This act is thought to be very important considering the facts about Tuberculosis worldwide. In the entire history of humankind, tuberculosis has killed more people than any other disease. Almost all cases of TB are located in low- and middle- income countries. According to the World Bank, interventions to prevent and control TB are among the most cost effective health interventions today and can have a direct effect on poverty and sustainable development.
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