Children's Heart Care Charity Initiative
Since incorporation of MohammedBinRashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est. (MBRHCharity) in 1997, and under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the patron of the Establishment, it undertook to give hand to the poor, sick people, orphans and widows inside and outside the UAE. Thus, the Establishment provides aids to many of such needy persons in UAE and provides also different types of aids to the needy outside the UAE to whom it can reach, following its insightful vision:
Effective and distinctive contribution in building a better world and decent life for man
The medical aid programs are among the most important programs which the Establishment interests in and gives high priority. The Establishment contributed in the treatment of patients in the UAE by offering medical and therapeutic assistance, bearing costs of many surgeries for different individuals and providing medicines and medical equipment. Also, it provided financial aid, medicines and medical equipment for some medical districts in the State. Moreover, the Establishment funded conducting surgeries such as incurable and high cost surgeries for all the needy.
The medical activity of the Establishment is not limited to the inside, but it offered help to many international medical projects that have left a good impression. These projects include building and supporting hospitals and health centers in many of friendly and brotherly countries, donating ambulances to many countries, providing needed medicines for urgent relief for some diseases that spread after flooding and exodus, such as malaria, diarrhea, physical exhaustion and other countless medical programs.
The Establishment seeks to expand humanitarian work inside and outside the UAE, therefore it has signed cooperation agreements and community partnership with government departments and major corporations, which aim to activate the role of community in terms of institutional work and concerted efforts to improve and reinforce the humanitarian work in the community in order to achieve the common charity and humanitarian work objectives and serve all community groups. An example of the cooperation agreements and community partnership is the Establishment collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), which resulted proudly in the launch of "Nabadat" initiative to provide life-saving surgeries to children hearts.
"Nabadat" is a medical, humanitarian, charity and training initiative and project launched from the city of Dubai as a therapeutic campaign for children with congenital heart defects. The initiative comes under the patronage of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum international initiatives and as an outcome of collaboration between Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishmentand DHA. The objective of the initiativeis to treat as many children as possible inside and outside the UAE. As a matter of fact, "Nabadat" was launched to provide life-saving surgeries to children with congenital heart defectsand to relieve the economic and social burden on their families, as this type of complex surgeries is very expensive. Also, it helped in meeting the need to cardiologists and surgeons with experience in conducting these complex surgeries, as there is a shortage in this type of specialists and surgeons.
The Establishment covers all costs of abroad campaigns; in the friendly and brotherly countries, for all medical and administrative team members and provides all logistic support operations necessary for the success of the team's mission of curing as many children as possible in those countries over the period the team spent and the DHA chooses medical and technical supervision on surgeries team members. Up to date, about 20 campaigns were held in the UAE and abroad benefiting large numbers of children.
This initiative is the first of its kind in the whole area so the Establishment is striving by all possible means to expand it outside the UAE to make many surgeries and cardiac catheterization for the sick children for free. In order to achieve these noble goals, the medical and administrative team of "Nabadat" initiative is developing a plan at the beginning of each year for local and abroad campaigns based on the applications the team receives from several third parties after the widespread and good reputation of the initiative internationally. The initiative heads annually to 4-5 countries distributed throughout the year to help with treatment of more than 60 children in each campaign and plans to increase the number of beneficiary countries to the maximum possible extent.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment and DHA work together to continue treatment trips of sick children outside the UAE, in the needy areas, in order to help and cure each small heart it can reach within the initiative's efforts to get to sick children in need of such services.