This Excellency Ibrahim Bumelha, Cultural and Humanitarian Advisor of the Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment confirmed that the activities and efforts exerted by the Establishment are based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is known with his humanitarian initiatives that are considered, by all people of the world, as embodiment of his generosity and kindness. His initiatives extend to everywhere in the globe as the entire world knows the favors provided by His Highness, as well as the ongoing efforts exerted by Him to provide assistance to alleviate the suffering of patients and improve their health conditions proceeding from the brotherly and humanitarian duty of the UAE towards the fraternal Arab and friendly states.
His Excellency made this statement at the conclusion of the visit of "Nabadat" Medical Team, under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to the Republic of Sudan as part of the initiatives offering assistance and saving lives of the children suffering from congenital heart defects. In addition, Mr. Bumelha spoke highly of the members of the medical team of this Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority who performed 73 different heart surgeries in record time of just 7 days for children ranging in age from 3 months to 15 years to heal the congenital heart defects as part of the campaign conducted by the team in the brotherly Republic of Sudan. The sufferings of the children with heart diseases and their families are unbearable as their treatment costs enormous amounts of money whether within their countries or abroad.
Mr. Bumelha stressed the importance of this Initiative and its positive impact on sick children and their families in terms of easing their financial burden and sowing the seeds of hope for healing them away from the psychological stress caused by the high cost of treatment. This is one of the most important goals of the Establishment to be achieved for the needy. Mr. Bumelha added that Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment went a long way in the field of charity and humanitarian works in the fraternal and brotherly states through conducting "Nabadat" Initiative Program in a number of countries as many children undergone heart surgeries and availed from such program. He affirmed that such big work constitutes healing the children awaiting such surgeries; explaining that such surgeries performed by "Nabadat" Medical Team are also an ample evidence of the vision and cutting-edge programs characterizing the charity and humanitarian work in UAE.
The "Nabadat" Medical Team, which includes 22 pediatric heart specialists, consultants, ICU specialists, paramedicals and nurses, concluded their visit to Wad Medani Heart Center at Wad Medani City to the south of Khartoum, the capital of the Sudan, to accomplish a humanitarian mission by performing complicated open-heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization for children suffering from congenital defects, coronary arteries and heart-valve diseases as 73 successful open-heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization were conducted.