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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution regarding free fertility treatment for Emirati couples

The Amal Initiative, which launched in 2013, provides free fertility treatment to Emirati couples at Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Saturday issued a resolution which outlines the terms and conditions for Emirati couples to benefit from the Amal Initiative.

The Initiative, which launched in 2013, provides free fertility treatment to Emirati couples at Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre.

The resolution classifies beneficiaries into three main categories. The first includes families that hold a Family Book issued from Dubai, and families in which the wife holds a Family Book issued from Dubai and the husband was born to an Emirati mother or was granted UAE citizenship.

The second category includes families that hold a Family Book issued from another emirate, and families in which the wife holds a Family Book issued from another emirate and the husband was born to an Emirati mother or was granted UAE citizenship.

The third category includes families in which the husband and wife were born to an Emirati mother or were granted UAE citizenship.

According to the Resolution, in order to benefit from the Amal Initiative, couples must be married for at least a year.

The couples should also not have any medical insurance that covers fertility treatment and must sign an agreement that confirms the accuracy of the information submitted to the Amal Initiative.

The wife must be included in the husband’s Family Book and Citizenship Decrees must be valid on the date of application.

Families who fall under the first category are entitled to receive three sets of treatment during the year under the following conditions: if they do not have any children, if one of the parents suffers from a medical condition that requires gender selection, or if the family has three children or less and one of the parents suffers from a medical condition that requires fertility treatment.

Families falling under the second and third category are entitled to receive two sets of treatment during the year under the same circumstances.

The resolution will be published in the Official Gazette and is effective from the date of publication.