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Noor Dubai Foundation in Nigeria for eye care programme

Noor Dubai Foundation, a UAE-based non-governmental charity organisation and part of the Mohamed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Katsina State Government officials to launch a comprehensive eye care programme to provide sustainable preventive and curative services for the state of Katsina and its neighboring states.

This 4-year (2019 to 2022) sustainable comprehensive eye care programme supports the “Vision 2020” global initiative and the National Eye Health Programme in Nigeria. It is aimed at improving the quality of life and socioeconomic status of people in Katsina and in neighboring states through ensuring an improved access to innovative high quality eye care services.

The agreement was signed under the patronage and presence of the Wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari who received the UAE delegation team in the presidential palace. The delegation team was headed by Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation and included members of the UAE diplomatic mission in Nigeria .

Taryam, praised the generous patronage of the programme by the First Lady in Nigeria and the implementation partnership from the Katsina State Government and partners.

“The programme is budgeted at $2 million and is projected to provide a socio-economic yield of $8 million in increased productivity. Furthermore, it will be comprehensive in addressing all major causes of visual loss, including cataract surgeries, free healthcare screening programmes, rehabilitation support services for the permanently blind, as well as health education and awareness”, added Taryam.

Source: WAM

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