More than sixty thousand children and elderly in Egypt get free medical services sponsored by Zayed Giving Initiative
WAM Cairo, Aug 10th, 2012 (WAM) - The Zayed Giving Initiative has provided free medical services to more than 60,000 children and elderly persons in various parts of Egypt as part of a charity drive under the patronage of HH Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Woman's Union and of the Family Development Foundation.
A group of Emirati and Egyptian surgeons and paramilitary personnel implemented this humanitarian venture using the mobile field hospital and a specialised surgical unit equipped with the latest technology. The UAE embassy in Cairo coordinated the humanitarian operation.
Recently UAE and Egypt signed an agreement to establish a specialised centre for heart surgery at the University of Ain Shams.
The effort comes as part of the humanitarian campaign launched under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak to provide the best therapeutic, surgical and preventive services for children and the elderly in various countries around the world.
The Specialty Center for Heart Surgery at the University of Ain Shams is the second centre being established in Egypt, where the Sheikh Zayed Heart Centre was opened at the Sheikh Zayed Specialised Hospital in July last year in Zayed City in Giza.