ERC, TDC to establish diabetes centre in Pakistan

Abu Dhabi, 8th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and The Diabetes Centre, Inc. (TDC), a non-profit social enterprise in Pakistan, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Pakistan’ capital Islamabad, for establishing a diabetes centre to provide healthcare services to low-income patients.

Inked by Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Deputy ERC Secretary-General for International Aid, and Dr Asjad Hameed, Chairman of TDC, the MoU defines the framework of coordination and cooperation between the two parties to raise funds from donors and philanthropists to establish the centre in order to provide integrated preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services as well as to train and qualify caregivers.

Dr. Hameed said the proposed centre would serve large segments of the Pakistani community, given the high prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan. He added that it would also heighten public awareness about the disease.

On his part, Al Shamsi said the ERC would implement the health project in collaboration with its partners in Pakistan as part of the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and ERC Chairman.