Noor Dubai restores the sight of 11,000 people in Chad• The camp successful treated more than 100 totally blind individuals
Noor Dubai, the UAE-based charity initiative focused on preventing and treating low vision and curable forms of blindness around the world, today announced that it has successfully treated more than 11,000 people in Chad at its free cataract treatment camp in Ndjamena recently. The camp was organized in collaboration with Al Basar International, a Saudi-based NGO focused on the prevention of blindness.
The Noor Dubai and Al Basar teams worked two six-hour shifts daily between March 12 – 26 camp, completing 1000 surgeries with range of 100 surgeries everyday and screening 11000 patient, where they received medication and an additional 3000 were given prescription eyeglasses from Noor Dubai.
His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, CEO of Noor Dubai and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “We are very proud of Noor Dubai’s significant achievements in Chad, part of Noor Dubai’s hands-on contribution to human development across the Arab world, Africa and South Asia. Chad camp has achieved notable success with not only treating thousands of patients, but succeeded to bring the sight again for more than 100 critical cases, who were suffering from total blindness ranging from 4 to 10 years.”
“The Noor Dubai is one of many examples of Dubai sharing its world-class standards in healthcare with the less fortunate around the world, a task given to us by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” he added.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid established Noor Dubai in September 2008 with the goal to treat and improve the lives of more than one million patients in its first year. Since that time, Noor Dubai has instituted free treatment camps in Dubai, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Yemen.
The charity also recently announced partnerships with the Lions Club International Foundation and ORBIS International to fight river blindness and other forms of vision loss across Africa.