Advanced Medical Services
Providing essential and life-transforming healthcare where it is most needed is a central pillar of the work of MBRGI. From raising awareness and dispensing treatment to funding research and educating the next generation of medical specialists, MBRGI reaches out globally to tackle major health problems that blight disadvantaged communities and hinder the progression of the developing world.
During 2016, MBRGI provided a variety of health services through its entities and institutions, dedicated to providing specialised healthcare and infectious disease control, with AED 224 million allocated to health initiatives and programmes that benefitted 10 million people around the world.
The burden of vision impairment impacts a nation beyond the suffering of the individual. Patients are further affected economically as it hinders their employment opportunities and the ability to live a normal life. Furthermore, infectious eye diseases, like any infectious diseases, pose a high risk and their elimination provides primary societal benefits.
Since its establishment in 2008, Noor Dubai has been working with international partners to rid the world of the causes of blindness and visual disability by providing treatment and preventative and educational programmes.
Of particular note, Noor Dubai has taken up the challenge of eliminating trachoma by 2020, working in partnership with the US-based non- profit Carter Center and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.
During 2016, Noor Dubai rescued the eyesight of 6,609,093 patients through treatment or surgery. In addition, training was carried out in 3,459 villages to educate people in the prevention of the disease.
In addition to trachoma treatment, the foundation provides mobile eye clinics in Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Niger and Senegal, which screen patients for preventable eye diseases and administer treatment, such as surgery and glasses. Since the organisation was established, Noor Dubai has screened more than 240,000 people, conducted over 24,000 surgeries, and distributed over 55,000 pairs of glasses.
patients treated in 2016
pairs of glasses distributed in 2016
surgeries conducted in 2016