Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 20:34
ABU DHABI, 24 April / WAM / Emirates Red Crescent Authority implemented the seventh phase of the campaign to combat eye diseases in the Kingdom of Morocco under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council of Maternity and childhood, vice president of the Family Development Foundation, honorary president of the Red Crescent Authority / Umm UAE /, and the campaign as a whole aims to provide health care to thousands of cases suffering from health symptoms in remote Moroccan villages and regions.
The campaign program includes performing gray star surgeries and implanting lenses using advanced surgical techniques, in addition to performing early medical detection for glaucoma patients and providing the necessary medication and glasses for the campaign’s goals.
The campaign has so far included medical examinations for more than 8,692 cases and 3,384 cataract surgeries, while the current phase of the campaign, which was implemented in the “Jerada” region of eastern Morocco, included 250 surgeries, involving consultants and specialists in ophthalmology .. Since its launch, the campaign has also included field visits to dozens of Moroccan schools, where thousands of students were examined and glasses were given to those with vision problems.
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al-Falahi, Secretary General of the Emirates’ Red Crescent Authority, stressed that the Morocco campaign comes in support of the initiatives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak to reduce the health ailments of the vulnerable segments and groups. and the United Arab Emirates’ strategy for sustaining, through the implementation of ambitious development programs and projects that have a profound impact on strengthening the capacity of these communities, providing essential services in health, education, social issues and improving the conditions of motherhood and childhood , and notes that Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s various initiatives represent a strong message of solidarity with humanitarian issues in various arenas.
Al-Falahi said the Red Crescent Authority is placing great emphasis on this campaign and is working to improve its activities and expand the umbrella of its recipients in various Moroccan regions and rural areas far from the major cities. He hinted that the authority has always been a mainstay and a strong supporter of the Moroccan people, adding that the campaign to combat eye diseases is a real addition to the efforts of our national authority and a qualitative leap for its humanitarian initiatives in Morocco.
He thanked and appreciated the authority’s partners in carrying out the campaign in the Moroccan arena, led by the country’s embassy in Rabat, the Moroccan Ministry of Health and the Moroccan Medical Association for Solidarity.
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Wm / Mustafa Badr Al-Din