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ABU DHABI, 23rd July, 2022 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent Society (ERC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health, Solidarity and Social Protection of the United Republic of Comoros, for the creation of centers for dialysis and maternal and child care. health centers to improve health services for residents of a number of islands.

The signing of the agreement is part of a new set of projects commissioned by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), and Honorary President of CAR, to provide more development and humanitarian support to the people there.

The agreement, which was signed in Moroni, the capital, by Obeid Al Balushi, head of the ERC delegation, and Dr Abu Bakr Sayed Ali, secretary general of the Ministry of Health, Solidarity and Social Protection in the Comoros, stipulates that these projects will be undertaken in two phases. The first phase includes the establishment of a mother-child center at Wani Hospital and a dialysis center at Hombo Hospital on the island of Anjouan, and the creation of another dialysis center at Fomboni Hospital on the island of Moheli. The second phase will see the creation of a maternity and childhood center at the Wachili hospital on the island of Grande Comore.

Hammoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, Acting Secretary General of CRE, stressed that the development projects implemented by CRE promote the UAE’s vision to mitigate the impact of disasters and natural crises on the lives of brotherly and friendly peoples. , help support development and reconstruction efforts in affected areas and help restore normal life 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 of assistance to the islanders and to have provided them with the necessary services, in particular in the field of health.

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