Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 July 2019

Egyptian villagers receive medical aid from UAE doctors

Volunteer doctors to be trained as part of long-term initiative

Emirati and Egyptian volunteer doctors administered medical aid to children and the elderly in Egyptian villages as part of a Zayed Giving Convoy project.

Diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services covered about 4,000 people in several Egyptian villages, according to Wam, the state news agency.

Some 60 convoys were sent to the villages to make medical care available to the underprivileged, said Omran Abdullah, a member of the Zayed Giving Convoy team and head of charitable projects at Dar Al Ber Society.

“Our next task is to attract and train volunteer doctors to join our mobile clinics and field hospitals,” he said.

This was in response to the Year of Giving initiative launched by the President Sheikh Khalifa and part an international campaign to treat one million children and elderly people.

The mission was a collaboration between the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, Saudi-German Hospital and the Sharjah Charity House in co-ordination with Egyptian health authorities.

Updated: September 8, 2017 06:29 PM