Or­gan­i­sa­tions help eye is­sues

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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.

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