ERC to establish dialysis centres in Comoros

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The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health in Comoros to establish dialysis centres and maternal and child care centres to enhance the health services for its residents.

The signing of the agreement comes within a new package 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.

The agreement was signed in the capital, Moroni, by Obeid Al Balushi, Head of the ERC delegation, and Dr. Abu Bakr Sayed Ali, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Solidarity, Social Protection in Comoros, stipulates that these projects will be undertaken in two phases.

The first phase includes establishing a maternal and child centre at Wani Hospital, a dialysis centre at Hombo Hospital on the island of Anjouan, and another dialysis centre at Fomboni Hospital on the island of Moheli. The second phase will establish a maternity and childhood centre at Wachili Hospital on the island of Grande Comore.

Hammoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, acting ERC Secretary-General, stressed 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, contribute 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 their prompt response to the humanitarian situation in 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.

He said his ministry would spare no effort to provide the administrative, technical and logistical facilities the ERC needs to implement its health projects in his country.

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