The Zayed Giving Initiative has been at the heart of various humanitarian services across the globe. Pakistan, to be honest, is no exception. Under the aforementioned initiative, UAE doctors regularly tour Pakistani rural villages to treat the poor and the elderly.
What is The Zayed Giving Initiative?
The Zayed Giving Initiative, based in the United Arab Emirates, was established in 2003 and is a charitable organisation inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who founded the country. In order to effectively participate in community development in the fields of health, education, environment, and culture, it tries to encourage volunteerism and maximise the potential of organisations and individuals. By providing aid and support to thousands of individuals suffering from epidemics, poverty, underdevelopment, and disasters around the world, the Zayed Giving Initiative has been able to quickly establish the UAE as a global leader.
The Zayed Giving Initiative supported millions of patients by constructing hospitals, community-based centres, mobile and field health centres, and other facilities in numerous nations throughout the globe. About 50,000 volunteers have signed up to help spread the humanitarian message to 100 million Arabs and Africans through this effort. In addition to working within a volunteer framework and humanitarian framework, the Zayed Giving Initiative strives to empower youth and invest their abilities and creativity in order to contribute effectively to strengthening the community in the domains of health, education, environment, and culture.
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The Zayed Giving Initiative and Pakistan
The Zayed Giving Initiative was first on the scene to aid the victims when floods hit Pakistan in July 2010. Children devastated by the floods have been receiving free medical care from a 110-bed mobile children’s hospital. The first mobile field unit to particularly address the needs of children in a disaster zone, the pediatric field hospital was established for children under the age of 18 affected by the recent floods in Pakistan. The hospital, which was built in collaboration with the Pakistani ministry of health, has surgical and emergency rooms, a pharmacy, a specialty clinic, and a general pediatric ward.
The UAE’s health projects, from which millions of people worldwide have benefited, are extended via the Zayed Giving Initiative.
One of the Initiative’s most significant accomplishments, which was a resounding success both locally and globally, is the Emirates Global Humanitarian Mobile Hospitals. As they offer therapeutic, surgical, training, preventive, and high-quality services, these hospitals are regarded as the first of their kind in the entire globe.
Recent developments between Pakistan and the UAE
In a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif last week, a team of economic specialists from the United Arab Emirates underlined their desire to advance “bilateral economic cooperation” between the two nations, particularly in the areas of commerce, and energy, infrastructure, and petroleum.
With a view to discussing the implementation of decisions taken by the Pakistani and UAE governments during the premier’s most recent tour to the Middle East, the group landed in Pakistan on May 3.
In a meeting with specialists, Prime Minister Shehbaz reportedly stated that Pakistan gave its brotherly ties with the UAE the utmost priority and that it wanted to “strengthen the connections to the next level, especially on the economic front.”
The statement also stated that the two parties had agreed to increase their economic cooperation, particularly in key areas including trade, energy, infrastructure, and petroleum. For the “implementation of the investment and trade decisions reached at the top level,” they further concurred to maintaining constant touch.