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Dubai Islamic Bank donated AED 3 million to Al Jalila Foundation to support the treatment of patients through its A’awen program

Al Jalila Foundation today announced that it has received a donation of AED 3 million from Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) to support its A’awen (treatment in Arabic) program which helps patients in need.

Al Jalila Foundation through its A’awen program provides support, treatment and medical care to patients in the UAE who are unable to afford quality treatment. Since its inception in 2013, Al Jalila Foundation has supported more than 208 patients, including 62 children, from 29 nationalities with a number of chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions.

DIB’s support echoes the values of the UAE Year of Giving as announced by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to foster and strengthen a sense of social responsibility across the public and private sectors, in addition to developing the spirit of volunteering and service to the nation.

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, Chief Executive Officer, Al Jalila Foundation, said:  “We are extremely grateful to Dubai Islamic Bank for its longstanding support to our A’awen program that offers hope and healing to patients in need of medical care. It is a privilege to work with distinguished banking and financial institutions like DIB to help deliver the UAE’s vision to be one of the happiest nations in the world.”

In its efforts to be a leader in medical innovation, Al Jalila Foundation works closely with healthcare partners to develop special treatment programs that meet the needs of patients. It also invests in local medical research to discover better treatment options for future generations.

Abdul Razzaq Al Abdullah, Head of Community Services Department, Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “Dubai Islamic Bank is a long term supporter of Al Jalila Foundation and we are honored to be able to support the Foundation’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives. This donation demonstrates the pioneering role of Dubai Islamic Bank to serve the UAE community to lead happier lives.”

Al Jalila Foundation is a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research. It was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, to position the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.

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