A joint medical voluntary team from the UAE and Zanzibar has treated more than 2,000 children and elderly people, mostly suffering from cardiac disorders, in four medical camps.
The charitable medical mission in Zanzibar is run by Zayed Giving Initiative with support from Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity International and the Saudi-German Hospital, in coordination with the UAE embassy there.
The mission is in response to an appeal from the Zanzibar ministry of health and is also in line with the Year of Giving.
The 50-member team includes volunteer doctors and surgeons from the UAE, Tanzania, United States, France, Britain, Canada, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa and India.
The ministry of health in Zanzibar appreciated the efforts being made by the UAE globally to provide medical care to heart patients.