Zayed Giving Initiative intensifies humanitarian mission in Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR — The Zayed Giving Initiative has intensified its humanitarian mission in Zanzibar, by treating over 500 children and elderly patients under the supervision of a UAE-Zanzibar medical team, through an annual programme that aims to provide the best treatment, diagnostic and prevention services to poor people.

This campaign is line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to make 2017 the #Year_of_Giving, and involves the combined humanitarian efforts of the Zayed Giving Initiative, the Dar Al Ber Society, the Sharjah Charity House, the Saudi-German Hospitals Group, and the Emirates Programme for Community and Specialised Volunteering.

Dr. Adel Al Shameri, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative, stated that the UAE is keen to provide a complete package of healthcare services to vulnerable categories of people, as per the directives of the wise leadership, from its strong belief in the importance of launching initiatives and establishing partnerships, to achieve the sustainable development of the community and the healthcare sector.

The UAE’s mobile clinics and hospitals have treated over 500 children and elderly patients in many villages in Zanzibar, which has led to an increase in the number of beneficiaries of the volunteer, diagnostic and treatment programmes of the UAE-Zanzibar medical team, totalling 3,500 children and elderly patients in four volunteer medical camps in many local villages, he added.

Dr. Shamsa Al Awar, Executive Director of the Doctors of Humanity, stressed that the Zayed Giving Initiative is creating, during its current mission in Zanzibar, practical solutions for its healthcare programmes by providing advanced medical buses, including a bus for receiving cases and a bus with a clinic unit, a lab and a pharmacy, as well as by contributing to raising community awareness about major diseases.

Source: Emirates News Agency