Dubai: UAE-based volunteer humanitarian organization, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has partnered with the Ministry of Health, Solidarity, Social Protection in the United Republic of the Comoros to enhance health services for the residents of a number of islands which are part of the country.
Mr. Obeid Al Balushi, Head of the ERC delegation, and Dr. Abu Bakr Sayed Ali, Secretary General of Ministry of Health, Solidarity, Social Protection in the Comoros signed the agreement in capital Moroni to formalize the association.
The agreement will pave way for the establishment of dialysis centers and maternal and child care centers.
The signing of the agreement comes within a new bundle of projects ordered by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), and Honorary President of the RCA, to provide more development and humanitarian support for the population there.
As part of the agreement, the projects will be undertaken in 2 Phases.
The first phase will have projects which will set up maternal and child center at Wani Hospital and a dialysis center at Hombo Hospital on the island of Anjouan. Establishment of another dialysis center at Fomboni Hospital on the island of Moheli will also be part of this phase.
The second phase will see the establishment of a maternity and childhood center at Wachili Hospital on the island of Grande Comore.
Speaking about the development, Mr. Hammoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, acting ERC Secretary-General, emphasized that the development projects implemented by the ERC promote the UAE’s vision for alleviating the repercussions of disasters and natural crises on the lives of brotherly and friendly peoples, contributes to supporting development and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas and helps to restore life to normalcy in these areas.
For his part, Dr. Abu Bakr Ali expressed his country’s thanks and appreciation to the UAE and the ERC for its prompt response to the humanitarian situation in the Comoros, and for providing all forms of support and assistance to the islanders and providing them with the necessary services, especially in the health field.
Dr. Bakr remarked that his ministry would spare no effort to provide the administrative, technical and logistical facilities that the ERC needs to implement its health projects in his country.