Abu Dhabi (UNA-OIC) - The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has intensified its volunteer activities in Africa during Ramadan by treating thousands of women and children in mobile clinics and medical centers, which are supervised by volunteer Emirati and international doctors.
Noura Al Suwaidi, director of the General Women's Union (GWU), noted that the campaign has reached out to thousands of women and children through its services and attracted the finest doctors, who are providing the best diagnostic, treatment and preventive services, to ease the pain of needy patients and raise community awareness about major diseases and methods of treatment and prevention.
She added that Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the GWU, president of the supreme council for motherhood and childhood, and supreme chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), instructed them to double their humanitarian activities during Ramadan in Egypt, Sudan, Somalia and Zanzibar, in light of her desire to provide the best services to the entire community, especially to women and children, by attracting, training and empowering the youth.
From his side, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative Dr. Adel Al Shameri stressed that the campaign is a model of volunteering and humanitarian giving, which is in line with the humanitarian spirit of the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan and reflects the approach followed by the wise leadership, led by President Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan, the vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and is a realisation of the vision of Sheikh Mohamed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, to promote the culture of volunteer work.
For his part, Sudanese Minister of Solidarity and Social Development, Mashaer Al-Dawalab praised the efforts of Sheikha Fatima, the "Mother of the UAE" to promote volunteer work and humanitarian giving, as well as the innovative role of the campaign, which has advanced women's empowerment and humanitarian action in the Arab region, while noting the participation of thousands of African volunteers in the programme in Sudan, which has helped to raise their abilities and leadership skills in managing humanitarian missions and joint volunteer projects that serve women and children.
Source: International Islamic News Agency