Organisations help eye issues
The Noor Dubai Foundation and Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation (DIFH) have extended their partnership to help treat people with eye problems in Africa and Asia. DIFH sponsors treatment and surgery abroad as well as a mobile eye clinic programme in the UAE. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “Since its inception, the foundation has provided education, prevention and treatment for treatable blindness to more than 24 million people around the world. “Our treatment programmes have mainly taken place by organising mobile eye camps in countries in Asia and Africa and treatment included medical tests and surgical procedures. In addition, we have also provided free eye screening and consultation programmes in the UAE.” Abdul Razak Abdullah, Chief Executive of DIFH, said the funding will not only help set up therapeutic camps in countries in need but also help provide free consultation and treatment for the underprivileged in the UAE through the mobile clinic. The mobile clinic will provide programmes for early detection of preventable eye diseases for the elderly, school and university students and workers, among others. In the last two years, the clinic has helped 5,000 people in UAE.