Charity in UAE Provides Free Eye Surgery in Philippines

The Noor Dubai Foundation, in partnership with the EYE hEAR Foundation and the Department of Health, has conducted a successful eye care mission in Borongan, Eastern Samar. A cataract surgical caravan provided services to 1,969 individuals, including screenings, diagnoses, and other eye care treatments. The team of doctors performed close to 600 cataract surgeries, distributed 454 pairs of spectacles, and provided necessary medications to those in need.

This collaborative effort showcases the UAE’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of communities in the Philippines, while also strengthening bilateral relationships. Mohamed Obaid Alqataam Alzaabi, the UAE Ambassador to the Philippines, emphasized the UAE’s commitment to making a positive impact and fostering strong international relations through initiatives such as this medical mission.

The Embassy expressed gratitude to the Noor Dubai Foundation for their continuous charitable contributions and acknowledged the Philippine government’s support in ensuring the success of the programme. The NDF, established in 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, focuses on preventing blindness and visual impairment on a global scale.

Overall, this eye care mission highlights the UAE’s ongoing commitment to humanitarian efforts and building strong partnerships with countries like the Philippines in the medical field.