The Zayed Giving Initiative will start providing free medical care to Egyptians in Imbaba neighborhood, Giza City, Egypt by a volunteer joint UAE-Egyptian medical team.
During the hospital's five-day stopover, its second in Egypt, needy residents of neighborhood will be offered free diagnosis, treatment and preventive services by the UAE-Egyptian mobile hospital, a part of the UAE's Campaign to Cure One Million Children and Elderly People, according to Dr. Adel Al Shameri, CEO of Emirates Global Humanitarian Mobile Hospital (Elaj) and the Zayed Giving Initiative.
Three fully-equipped units for family medicine, pediatrics, heart surgery, a pharmacy are ready to receive patients in this phase1 of the hospital's program in Imbaba with two ophthalmology and dermatology to be added to its capacity in phase2, Al-Shameri said.
The team includes doctors and surgeons from Egypt, Canada, the UAE and USA.
The UAE's Campaign to Cure One Million Children and Elderly People is a collaboration by several Emiratis agencies including the Emirates World Heart Group, the Red Crescent Authority (RCA), the Women General Union, the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Charity Foundation.
The Zayed Giving Initiative was launched by the UAE in 2003 to promote sustainable community development, health care and education, and volunteering and help the underprivileged regardless of sex, race and religion.
Praising the UAE's humanitarian efforts worldwide, Prof. Morsi Ameen, head of cardiology at the Ain Shams University, Egypt, and a member of Elaj team, said Egyptian medical teams have always been part in other UAE's operations in several other countries.