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Zayed Charity delegation arrives in Tanzania to conduct free heart surgeries

posted on 12/10/2008: 770 views



A charity delegation consisting of cardiac surgeons from UAE and other countries has arrived in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salam to conduct free heart surgeries for hundreds of patients here.

The delegation sent by the Zayed Charity Initiative will perform open-heart surgeries for those who are not able to incur the expenses of it due to poverty. There are several men, women and children in Tanzania who silently suffer the fatal disease due to lack of resources to treat it.

Zayed Charity Initiative is a humanitarian voluntary initiative, which presents unique model to alleviate suffering of the needy from different diseases worldwide.

Through this initiative, doctors and specialist surgeons offer treatments and diagnosis to the needy heart patients, blinds and those with physical defects. It has struck the partnership deals with major university teaching hospitals in the world to train medical cadres.

The initiative complements other UAE medical initiatives, which benefited millions of patients worldwide. The impacts of projects that bear the name of late of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan could be seen in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Yemen, Mauritania and others.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of UAE Red Crescent Authority (UAERCA) Dr. Ali Al Ka'abi said that the initiative will translate the compassion of the UAE citizens into practical help for those who suffer around the world.

Al Ka'abi hailed the great humanitarian role played by the Emirates World Heart Group (EWHG) in performing heart surgeries in many countries for the benefit of the poor.

World-renowned cardiac surgeon and Chairman of the EWHG Dr. Adel Al Shameri said that the team of doctors are in Dar es Salam and are busy with the necessary preparations for performing the surgeries. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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