Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai signs agreement with Noor Dubai Foundation

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The strategic partnership is aimed at providing eye care services to treat UAE Patients with critical eye diseases. 

(Dubai, June 15 2022) In its latest effort to expand its reach in treatment of patients locally and expand its strategic partnerships, Noor Dubai Foundation signed a partnership agreement with Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (a branch of the renown Moorfields Eye Hospital, London) to provide treatment services to UAE based patients suffering from critical eye diseases and whose treatment requires special preparations to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment.

Launched in 2016, the UAE treatment program is one of Noor Dubai’s local outreach program aimed to facilitate treatment for UAE residents with critical eye diseases. Over the last 5 years, Noor Dubai has treated over 245 patients through this program creating a positive impact on the lives of the patients receiving treatment.

A UAE based charity, Noor Dubai was launched in 2008 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE & Ruler of Dubai. It is focused on the prevention of blindness and visual impairment globally. Since its launch, over 33 million patients from all over Africa and Asia have benefited from the Foundation’s free treatment and preventive programs, which includes provision of surgeries, eyeglasses, and medication.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation, said, “we are proud to collaborate with the private sector and in particular Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai to strengthen development efforts in treating our patients in the UAE. We continuously strive to enhance cross sector collaborations between the humanitarian and the private sector through their CSR programs to improve the lives of our patients. This latest partnership is yet another testimonial to the Foundation’s global and local commitment to provide the best quality treatment and preventive services to fight visual impairment all over the world. We aim to work closely with the Moorfields team to explore other areas of synergies and drive collaborative efforts in the field of research and development. We also look forward to expanding the scope of partnerships with health care providers in the country, in order to facilitate access to and benefit from treatment services.”

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Managing Director, Elhadi Hassan, said, “It is both an honor and a privilege for us to collaborate with Noor Dubai in their quest to treat preventable blindness, and we look forward to working more closely with them to raise the level of awareness of Noor Dubai’s honorable mission. We also look forward to exploring the potential of health education, training and research with this esteemed foundation.”

About Noor Dubai

Noor Dubai is an international charitable foundation working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment around the world. It was established as a Foundation by decree law 18 in 2010.  The organization provides therapeutic, preventative, and educational programs to treat and prevent blindness in developing countries on a regional and international scale. To date, Noor Dubai has reached out to over 33 million individuals worldwide.

About Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located at the Al Razi Medical Complex in Dubai Health Care City, the facility provides day case surgery and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, for a variety of surgical and non-surgical eye conditions. MEHD will also raise standards for research and teaching in the region. MEHD is owned and managed by the NHS Foundation Trust, and maintains close links with London, to ensure that patients in the GCC receive the best eye care treatment in the world.