Abu Dhabi: The Shaikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has intensified its volunteer activities in Africa during Ramadan by treating thousands of women and children in mobile clinics and medical centres, which are supervised by volunteer Emirati and international doctors.

Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Women’s Union, GWU, said the campaign has reached out to thousands of women and children through its services and attracted the finest doctors, who are providing the best diagnostic, treatment and preventive services, to ease the pain of needy patients and raise community awareness about major diseases and methods of treatment and prevention.

She added that Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), instructed them to double their humanitarian activities during Ramadan in Egypt, Sudan, Somalia and Zanzibar, in light of her desire to provide the best services to the entire community, especially to women and children, by attracting, training and empowering the youth.

Dr. Adel Al Shameri, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative, stressed that the campaign is a model of volunteering and humanitarian giving, which is in line with the humanitarian spirit of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and reflects the approach followed by the wise leadership, led by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and is a realisation of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to promote the culture of volunteer work.

Mashaer Al Dawalab, Sudanese Minister of Solidarity and Social Development, praised the efforts of Shaikha Fatima, the “Mother of the UAE,” to promote volunteer work and humanitarian giving, as well as the innovative role of the campaign, which has advanced women’s empowerment and humanitarian action in the Arab region, while noting the participation of thousands of African volunteers in the programme in Sudan, which has helped to raise their abilities and leadership skills in managing humanitarian missions and joint volunteer projects that serve women and children.