The UAE Voluntary Team have launched the mobile clinics and hospital in the White Nile State, Sudan, to provide medical treatment to hundreds of children and elderly people there.
The joint team of Emirati-Sudanese doctors supervise the campaign within the framework of the UAE Societal Voluntary Programme. The move comes in response to the official invitation from the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the Sudan Volunteer Programme.
The campaign is also part of the Year of Giving Initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and a joint humanitarian initiative that brings together the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Association, Sharjah Charity House, the UAE-German Hospitals Group and the UAE Voluntary Centre.
Dr. Reem Othman, Ambassador of Humanitarian Work, said that the Zayed Giving Initiative gives a priority to voluntary and humanitarian projects. She noted that the next period would witnesses a quantum leap in the specialised voluntary and medical humanitarian work through attracting and training more doctors to carry out the humanitarian service.
Adel Al Shamri, Chief Executive Officer of the Zayed Giving Initiative, Chairman of the UAE Societal Voluntary Pogramme, said that the initiative, which aimed at providing medical treatment for one million children and elderly people, "is deemed the first of its kind around the world."
He added that during the past 17 years, the initiative was able to reach out to millions of people in various countries across the globe.