ISLAMABAD: The UAE kickstarted the fifth phase of the Sheikh Zayed International Humanitarian Campaign for the treatment of children and women in the Kathor area of the Sindh province, its embassy in Pakistan said in a statement released on Monday.
The initiative will also see doctors from the UAE participating in the program.
“The campaign aims to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to the patients through field hospital and mobile clinics,” the statement said, adding that the effort was part of the UAE-Pakistan Medical Volunteer program which aims to provide medical assistance to different areas and villages in Pakistan for a period of two years.
Several photos posted by the UAE Embassy on its Twitter account showed doctors in action at the mobile clinics.
The UAE has carried out different humanitarian projects in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan in the past, too.
In February this year, it launched the Sheikha Fatima Humanitarian Campaign in Sindh to provide food parcels to 2,000 underprivileged families in the province.
According to the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Program, more than 407 million doses of the polio vaccine were administered to over 71 million Pakistani children under the age of five between 2014 and April 2019.