30,000 children gain from UAE’s global healthcare drive

ABU DHABI - Nearly 30,000 children have received healthcare from a UAE global charity campaign to deliver health and medical services to one million underprivileged children.

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Published: Wed 24 Nov 2010, 9:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:08 PM

The Giving Initiative treated these children through its international humanitarian mobile hospitals in the UAE, Morocco, Haiti, Lebanon, Egypt, Bosnia, Syria, Eritrea and Indonesia.

A report issued by the organisers to mark the World Children’s Day, which falls on November 20 every year, said the focus in the next phase will be on preventive health programmes in the UAE through the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases (Weqaya) and on training workshops for developing skills of administrative, medical and technical staff in general medicine and surgery and emergency medicine under the National Emergency Medical Response Programme (Estijaba).

The report said that the Emirates National Volunteer Programme will also be intensified to realise its target of attracting one million volunteers.

The report quoted a statement by Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union and of the Family Development Foundation, as saying inthe launch of the campaign: “The UAE will always take the lead when it comes to delivery of assistance and relief to needy and destitute patients out of its desire to alleviate suffering of affected people and secure decent and stable life to them.”

She affirmed that the UAE is providing humanitarian assistance to those in need without distinction of race or religion.

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