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Dh50-mn charity initiative to treat sick kids

Latest News Dubai 01 Dec 23
Dh50-mn charity initiative to treat sick kids
Dubai announces Dh50-million charity initiative to treat 3,000 sick kids a year.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
01 December 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM

The Dubai Health on Tuesday announced a Dh50-million fund that will provide medical treatment to 3,000 children in need at Al Jalila Children's Hospital every year.

Launched by Al Jalila Foundation, The 'Child Fund' builds on the charity's long history of changing people's lives and giving needy youngsters a second chance at life.

"The Child Fund will serve as a dedicated children's charity programme designed to raise funds for providing essential, life-saving medical support to children in need," said Dr. Raja Al Gurg, chairperson of Al Jalila Foundation Board of Directors and board member of Dubai Health.

With the help of donors and Good Samaritans, the foundation has supported the medical treatment of more than 8,600 patients who are suffering from life-threatening conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses. Thirty per cent of these beneficiaries are children.

During the launch, 'The Giving Wall' was unveiled as a tribute to the donors that have impacted children's lives through their support to Al Jalila Foundation. They were invited to sign a pledge in support of the Dh50-million annual fund.

Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-chairman of the Dubai Health Board of Directors, expressed his gratitude to all donors and contributors who play a key role in upholding the highest standards of excellence within the health system in Dubai.

Among the foundation's partners are the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment; Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation; Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department; Awqaf Dubai; Albatha Holding; Iffco; and Tarahum.

"The launch of 'The Child Fund' underscores our steadfast dedication to ensuring comprehensive care for children, which is a paramount focus within Dubai's health system ... Through such community initiatives, our goal is to extend support and deliver treatment to the largest number of children, with the ultimate aim of enabling them to lead normal lives," Sheikh Mansoor said during the launch.

During his tour of Al Jalila Children's Hospital, Sheikh Mansoor visited a group of young patients and was briefed on the hospital's specialty services that underscore its commitment to prioritising child-friendly healthcare.

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