The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme inaugurated the first field hospital for elderly people, as part of a series of local and international volunteer and humanitarian initiatives and coinciding with the International Day for Elderly People on 1st October.
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The hospital will provide diagnostic, treatment and preventive services for elderly people, especially women, under the supervision of volunteer doctors from the UAE.
She added that the initiative, which represents a religious, national and ethical commitment to elderly people, who are fathers, mothers and grandparents, is being held under the slogan, ‘In Zayed’s Footsteps’, and will continue throughout 2019.
Al Suwaidi highlighted the support of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, for elderly people, through her many creative initiatives.
She stressed that Sheikha Fatima has prioritised elderly people, especially women, on local and international levels, and has supported and provided them with integrated healthcare services.
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established the foundations of these principles, which were carried forward by President His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, she concluded.
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