MOGADISHU, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The second UAE medical team has arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu to supervise the implementation of directives given the UAE leadership to provide medical treatment for 100 of victims of the recent terrorist bombing in Mogadishu.
Upon its arrival, the medical team assessed the medical condition of the injured and a number of cases were admitted to the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu for urgent medical treatment .
DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered three further airlifts of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
SHABWA, 15th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today began distributing a shipment of 108 tonnes of therapeutic medicines and medical supplies from the UAE to hospitals and health centres in Ataq, the capital city of Shabwa Governorate.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 24-30 September 2017 and includes updates on typhoid fever, West Nile fever and chikungunya.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17-23 September 2017 and includes updates on malaria, typhoid fever, Chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease and West Nile fever.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.
US$ 5 million pledge will support INFUSE initiative, started in 2016 to help modernise vaccine delivery systems
Geneva, 21 August 2017 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed US$ 5 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support its Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunisation (INFUSE) initiative. Launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, INFUSE helps developing countries accelerate the introduction of tried and tested technology which will modernise their immunisation systems.
The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced that it will cover the cost of treating 90 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals who were injured during the war started by the Houthis-led militia, as well as the costs for their care-givers.
The Zayed Giving Convoy has completed the installation of 40 medical aid camps in various Sudanese villages, which were supervised by a UAE-Sudanese voluntary medical team, as part of its campaign to treat a million children and elderly members of society, under the theme, 'Giving is Happiness'.
Juma Rashid Saif Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Serbia, has delivered medical aid which includes various kinds of medical equipment from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Pancevo General Hospital yesterday.
Ambassador Al Dhaheri said that the provision of the aid coincides with the #Year of Giving initiative that was announced by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as part of the UAE’s efforts to help vulnerable individuals around the world.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the UAE’s donation of USD 10 million to WHO to support its efforts in combating Cholera in Yemen, during a meeting with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Marmoum, on Thursday.
The Zayed Giving Initiative has started its humanitarian mission in Sudanese villages to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and the elderly under the supervision of a specialised medical team of doctors from the UAE and voluntary doctors from Sudan.
The mission is in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in co-ordination with the Sudanese Volunteer Centre and ministries of health and social security.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.
ADEN, 21st June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has donated ten Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 ambulances to the World Health Organisation, WHO, Country Office in Yemen as part of its continuous support for the health sector in the country.
The ERC said that a second batch of ten ambulances would be delivered to the WHO Country Office in Yemen next month.
The Emirates Red Crescent announced today that it would undertake the treatment of 90 Yemenis who were wounded during the Houthi violations in several Indian hospitals.
The announcement followed the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, which have been followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and the Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.
The Islamic Solidarity Fund of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced that the number of projects approved and executed since its establishment up to 2017 is about 2, 695 projects in the amount of US$249 million. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen lauded the ongoing generous voluntary contributions by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Turkey.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira, Research associate, Murdoch University
US President Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid (-32%), and slashes US$4.6 billion from humanitarian assistance and global health spending.
SHARJAH, 22nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- In a first-of-its kind initiative by an Arab media organisation, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC, has announced the donation of AED3 million to The Big Heart Foundation Clinic, TBHF, at Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan, a facility that hosts approximately 80,000 Syrian Refugees.