The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a campaign to provide
free health-care facilities to at least one million poor children in
several countries including India and Pakistan.
One million poor ill children will be given a new lease of life
under the mission launched in Abu Dhabi by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed
Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and
President of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA).
Khadem Al Darie, team leader of the Emirates Global Humanitarian
Mobile Hospital (Elaj), said: “The mission is to promote the culture
of giving and social volunteering through activation of local and
international programmes with the aim of easing suffering of poor
He said Elaj will send its convoys to different parts of the world
to conduct health camps under the theme “Right to Life … Easing
Suffering of Poor Children”.
Adel Al Shameri, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative and Executive
Director of Elaj, said, “The campaign will launch prevention and
awareness programme in remote towns and villages of host countries,
develop professional skills of health staff, forge a true non-for
profit partnership between government and non-government
organistions and conduct humanitarian health studies”.
In the first phase, the campaign would cover India, Pakistan, Egypt,
Bosnia, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Lebanon, he added.