Noor Dubai, the UAE-born charity initiative focused on preventing and treating low vision and curable forms of blindness around the world, today hosted an informal reception at Dubai Hospital to recognize the doctors, nurses and other staff who supported Noor Dubaiâ€™s clinics. The free screening and treatment clinics have been held monthly since which held at the Dubai Hospital monthly since September 2008.
Dr. Manal Taryam, President of the medical team for Noor Dubai, Dr. Abdul Razzaq Al Madani, Director of Dubai Hospital, and delegates from hospitalâ€™s team attended the event.
The Noor Dubai holds open clinics attract thousands of patients every month. Noor Dubai also has restoredfull vision to more than 800 patients from Palestine, Iraq, Sudan, Jordan, Mali, Egypt and Syria and across the GCC, flying individuals from their home countries into Dubai for treatment at Dubai Hospital and other city facilities.
Noor Dubai, launched by UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in September 2008, has set a target of treating more than one million patients in its first year, via free treatment camps in Dubai, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, Chad, Niger and other areas in the world.
The initiative will soon move more into its second and third phases, focusing on prevention, education and awareness.
Noor Dubai, the latest global charitable initiative from the government of Dubai and the UAE, was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on September 3, 2008, with the aim of delivering preventative eye care to more than one million people around the world. The initiativeâ€™s vision is for a world free from curable forms of blindness and impaired vision.