DHA launches volunteering initiatives targeting people of determination

DUBAI, 27th December, 2017 (WAM) — The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, has announced the launch of a number of initiatives that promote volunteerism coinciding with the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative to encourage everyone to share their time by dedicating at least one day of the year to volunteer and give back to those in need. The initiative is also in line with the directives of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who emphasises the importance of solidifying social responsibility among citizens, and reinforcing the spirit of volunteerism.

To meet the initiative’s objectives, the authority launched ‘A Day in Hatta’, which will take place on January 25th until the end of 2018, and will target people of determination and the elderly with a series of volunteering social, sport, and educational activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

‘Community Visitors’, which is another DHA initiative that targets people of determination and the elderly, will take place from February 1st until end of the year. DHA volunteers will provide medical visits and home treatments.

Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA, said that the ‘Day for Dubai’ embodies all noble meanings and human values of the UAE community, which are the firm foundation of cohesion and brotherhood.

Source: Emirates News Agency