ERC to Treat 5,000 Visually Impaired Persons in Morocco

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ABU DHABI, October 16th, 2018 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) humanitarian aid authority Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) will conduct a campaign to treat the eye ailments of 5,000 individuals in Morocco’s remote villages and regions.

The campaign, initiated by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the UAE General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, will see 2,000 patients receive cataract surgery, as well as the provision of medical examinations and medicines to 3,000 individuals.

The ERC yesterday signed a cooperation agreement with its local partner, the Moroccan Medical Solidarity Association, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, to promote coordination and cooperation between the two sides, ensuring the success of the campaign.

Dr. Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, said that Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s initiative reflects her considerable role in fulfilling the social, health and development needs of people and communities in need.

Dr. Balmaki, Secretary-General of the Moroccan Medical Solidarity Association, praised the UAE’s humanitarian aid policies, as well as the role of the ERC, led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC, in improving the humanitarian conditions in Morocco. (WAM)