The Diabetes Centre UAE
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and The Diabetes Centre, Inc. (TDC), a non-profit social enterprise in Pakistan, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Pakistan’ capital Islamabad, for establishing a diabetes centre to provide healthcare services to low-income patients.
Inked by Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Deputy ERC Secretary-General for International Aid, and Dr Asjad Hameed, Chairman of TDC, the MoU defines the framework of coordination and cooperation between the two parties to raise funds from donors and philanthropists to establish the centre in order to provide integrated preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services as well as to train and qualify caregivers.
Dr. Hameed said the proposed centre would serve large segments of the Pakistani community, given the high prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan. He added that it would also heighten public awareness about the disease.
On his part, Al Shamsi said the ERC would implement the health project in collaboration with its partners in Pakistan as part of the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and ERC Chairman.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has offered a grant of Dh277,000 to The Diabetes Centre (TDC) in Pakistani capital Islamabad, as part of the commitment by the UAE and its charitable and humanitarian organisations to support such vital health care projects to continue provide its services to patients.
Hamad Obaid Al Za’abi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, presented the cheque to the director and members of the board of TDC during a meeting at the embassy.
While discussing prospects for joint cooperation and sharing of expertise between health facilities in both countries, Al Za’abi said the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (PAP) focuses on supporting the health sector.
“The UAE leadership pays proper attention to the health sector in Pakistan, which impacts daily lives and prosperity of people and the future of generations,”’ he stated.
He said that investment in this sector is of high importance, especially in building capacity and training of human resources.
In April, the UAE ambassador and former Pakistani prime minister opened TDC, which provides medical treatment for diabetic patients.
The centre, the first of its kind in Islamabad, was established with the generous support of the ERC.