Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) donated AED1 million to Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital to support the hospital’s advanced scientific research in pediatrics, help families of patients, and provide an integrated social safety network.

His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF, presented the donation cheque to Dr Abdulla Ibrahim Al Khayat, CEO of Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

The first facility of its kind in the UAE handled over 60,000 cases in the past two years, and currently comprises 200 beds, 28 specialty clinics, and five excellence centers dedicated to heart and kidney diseases, mental health, intensive care, and neuroscience.

His Excellency Khaled Al Thani said: “Enhancing healthcare offered to the public in general, and to children in particular, through the collaboration of various entities for a better health future is an integral part of elevating the quality of life. This is clearly outlined in the Fifty-Year Charter that was unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in January 2019. AMAF is committed to contributing to this mandate through supporting institutions that work towards the wellbeing of our society.”

He added: “The Foundation’s donation to Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital will help fund new scientific and medical research that helps advance pediatrics, expand the pool of the hospital’s beneficiaries, enhance healthcare offered to children, and support their families.”

AMAF provides care to minors and leverages endowments to advance vital sectors, such as healthcare and education, and offer support to the segments of society that need it most.


Source: APCO Worldwide