Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Extends Donation of Dh850,000 to Dubai Healthcare Sector

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Published August 5th, 2018 - 09:19 GMT
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF

As part of its special initiative ‘Shifa’a’ (Healing) and in line with its calendar of activities for the Year of Zayed, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated AED400,000 to the Ministry of Health and Prevention and AED450,000 to the Dubai Health Authority.

Representing the Endowment Development Department in AMAF, the Endowment Banks Section handed over a cheque for the earmarked amount to the Ministry of Health and Prevention for the purchase of advanced medical equipment to serve a wide range of patient needs, especially in diagnosis and radiography. The cheque to the Dubai Health Authority has been allocated for the Cancer Patient Fund, which helps financially troubled patients to cover the treatment costs of their critical cases.

His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF’s contribution to preserving the health and well-being of individuals and society is aligned with our mission to consolidate the goals of takaful waqf for the benefit of wider segments of society. It also conforms to one of the key pillars of Dubai Plan 2021 that seeks to drive economic and social development within a healthy and sustainable environment that offers outstanding health services.”

His Excellency Al Mutawa reiterated the importance of cooperation among various institutions towards improving patient healthcare and ensuring accessibility, in keeping with the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Commending the achievements of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Dubai Health Authority in raising the quality of healthcare and associated services, he said this commitment to excellence has helped the UAE rank high in happiness and human development, and contributed to the establishment of a secure society.

Background Information

Awqaf and Minors Affairs

The birth of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) came with the issue of law No. 6 in 2004 during the era of the late His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With the expansion of the institution in its work and functions, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mak​toum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler Dubai issued law No. 9 in 2007 organizing the work of the institution, to ensure the provision of a conducive environment for greater achievements in the development of ‘awqaf’ and minors’ ​funds, and the care of their affairs, according to a well-aimed plan, and a conscious vision and insight. 

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