Sun 30-04-2017 22:57 PM
HARGEISA, 30th April, 2017 (WAM) -- An elite of UAE doctors have offered to provide two thousand hours of life-saving medical care to poor Somali children and elderly patients, by working in the Emirati-Somali Mobile Hospital that currently offers its humanitarian, diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative services to poor people in the Somali city of Hargeisa.
This is in keeping with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for 2017 to be the Year of Giving, coinciding with the "For You Somalia" campaign, as a joint humanitarian initiative of the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House and the Saudi-German Hospital, under the supervision of the Emirates Volunteering Centre.
The Emirati heart surgeon, Dr. Adel Al Shamri, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative, stressed that the initiative aims to attract citizen doctors, training and preparing them for local and international volunteer work to serve poor patients and reduce the suffering of children and the elderly, in keeping with the humanitarian spirit of the founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and as an extension of the bridges of goodness and giving by the children of the UAE.
He pointed out that under the programmes of the Zayed Giving Initiative and its strategic humanitarian partners, the UAE’s youth, the children of Zayed, have decreased the suffering of the poor in different countries of the world in past years by volunteering over five million hours in many innovative local and international volunteering initiatives, as a message of love, giving and loyalty and by providing an exceptional model of local and international humanitarian work.
Dr. Shamsa Al Awar, Executive Director of Humanity Doctors, said that UAE citizen doctors volunteered thousands of hours to serve the poor in mobile clinics and hospitals in Somalia, by forming diagnostic medical teams for the early detection of diseases, therapeutic teams offering free treatment for children and the elderly, and educational teams to increase community awareness about important diseases and the best types of treatment and protection. Thousands of patients have currently benefited in the Somali city of Hargeisa, as part of an annual programme to reach thousands of vulnerable patients.