Under the initiative, DM Healthcare will donate one percent of the total sales recorded across the network of 95 ASTER pharmacies in the region during the holy month of Ramadan, between July 17 and August 31, to Noor Dubai Foundation.
The amount will support the organization’s global campaigns against blindness and other causes of preventable vision loss among underprivileged people across the world.
The initiative is part of ASTER’s social commitment of making meaningful contributions to the communities wherein it operates.
Noor Dubai Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to provide the gift of sight in countries of need.
The Foundation began its global campaigns dedicated to combat preventable and treatable blindness among the under served population of the world, to return the gift of sight to people who have lost the hope of treatment due to poverty.
Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO and Member ofthe Board of Trustees of the Noor Dubai Foundation, expressed her appreciation to the gesture of support showed by DM Healthcare during the holy month of Ramadan.
“This will aid Noor Dubai’s campaigns focusing on blindness prevention among needy people across the world,” she said.
“The activities to provide the gift of sight eventually facilitate both economic and social development in countries of need. Research and educational activities, free screening and surgical campaigns being conducted by Noor Dubai Foundation for the past five years for deserved patients in several developing countries have been making real, positive difference to their lives and the lives of their family members,” Dr. Taryam added.
She further said that DM Healthcare’s involvement in this humanitarian act will be a strong inspiration to others to make their contributions to Noor Dubai in its battle against blindness and visual impairment among poor people.
Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of DM Healthcare, said: “It is our honour and privilege to support this noble cause, especially during the charitable month of Ramadan. DM Healthcare has always considered humanitarian causes a priority. We believe this donation to Noor Dubai Foundation from the sales of ASTER Pharmacies during Ramadan, is part of fulfilling our responsibility to share the blessings of God with the needy and deserved people living in this world. Ramadan is the month of blessings and we hope this humble expression of humanitarian care will help many of them retain their blessings of having eye-sight, through the Noor Dubai platform.”
“Aimed at extending maximum humanitarian support to the needy in Ramadan, DM Healthcare also has launched a social media charity campaign, in which every ‘like’ received on Aster Pharmacy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AsterPharmacythroughout Ramadan will raise Dhs.1 and all the proceeds will go to various social and philanthropic activities,” he added.
Noor Dubai’s programs in countries of need are not only limited to restoration of sight. It also supports patients who are unable to afford eye medication and glasses with an aim to prevent further deterioration of their condition. People across the world are in much need of the Foundation’s assistance and through this program.
DM Healthcare is known for its charitable and ‘not for profit’ initiatives under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, routed through the umbrella of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation, which is involved in various health awareness campaigns under the umbrella of ‘Healing Touch’ initiative in the Gulf Countries, India and the Philippines.
The main focus of DM Foundation is philanthropy, having the commitments to support the society through its Giving Back Initiative (GBI). Apart from free medical camps and health and safety awareness programs through the Group’s operating arms ACCESS, ASTER, Medcare and MIMS, Dr. Moopen’s Foundation extends its helping hand to various others areas with the ‘Healing Touch’ program.
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