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Tue 13-03-2018 19:20 PM

Sheikha Fatima Field Hospital for Women and Children opens in Sudan - Final add

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Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the GWU, stated that the field hospital and its mobile clinics are part of the Sheikha Fatima International Humanitarian Campaign, which aims to treat women and children around the world, in co-ordination with government, non-government and non-profit institutions, and in line with the UAE’s journey of giving of humanitarian volunteer work, whose legacy was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and followed by the wise leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who are keen to promote the culture of volunteer work and humanitarian giving.

She added that the hospital, whose humanitarian missions in Africa started in Sudan, aims to provide the best diagnostic, treatment and preventive services to women and children and ease their suffering.

Al Suwaidi further added that the launch of the hospital, in co-ordination with the Sanad Charity Foundation and the Sudanese Ministry of Health, took place after completing the required administrative procedures and technical preparations to receive patients, as per the working team’s plan to provide the best free diagnostic, treatment and preventive services, under the supervision of specialist volunteer doctors.

The free medical services provided by the volunteer medical teams and the mobile field hospital will achieve progress in community medical action in various Sudanese villages, she stressed.

Al Junaibi praised the strategic ties between the UAE and Sudan and added that Sheikha Fatima’s humanitarian initiative will continue for a period of one year in Sudan, with the possibility of being extended while highlighting the ongoing overall co-operation and partnerships between the two countries.

Dr. Al Shameri stated that the hospital is equipped with an intensive care unit, specialist clinics and a lab that provides services for women and children while noting that during its first day, it has provided realistic solutions to health problems that affect women and children and received two thousand patients.

He added that four teams are supervising the hospital and its mobile clinics, who will train local personnel to manage clinics and hospitals in the future.

Masher Al Dawlab, Minister of Insurance and Social Development of Sudan, praised the humanitarian role of the UAE government and people while highlighting the deep bilateral ties between the two countries and added that while the field hospital has started operating in Khartoum it will also reach out to other areas of Sudan and other African countries.

Nour Salman

WAM/Hassan Bashir