ISLAMABAD (PR): Nine employees from Etisalat’s global operations including representative from Ufone have been picked to take part in a gruelling bicycle tour across five European countries to raise awareness of diabetes and trial mobile technology to help manage the disease.

The 2,100 kilometre GSMA Health Grand Tour will begin in September. The team was selected from Etisalat staff in the UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Tanzania following a series of assessments and tests.

“The candidates invited to the assessments performed excellently and it was extremely difficult to select our squad from such a pool of talent,” Abdulkarim Julfar, the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group said. “I thank everyone who has participated in supporting this worthy initiative which is the first of its kind not just for the Etisalat Group but for our industry as a whole.”