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Dubai Health Authority employees raise funds to build 100 wells in countries of need
 

Community members can contribute towards this initiative.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   In the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, DHA employees will contribute to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need.

Community members can also contribute towards this initiative.

Salim Bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Health Fund Department at DHA said, “Through this initiative, we hope to expand on our Founding Father’s philanthropic vision and to celebrate his legacy. We have collaborated with Dar Al Ber Society and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department to build 100 wells in areas where communities suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. The five countries we have selected are India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Sudan and Senegal.”

The Department has started building wells in Sri Lanka and later the initiative will extend to other countries. 

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to the 2017 report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.  Far too many people still lack access, particularly in rural areas.

Bin Lahej said, “A sufficient supply of biologically and chemically safe water is necessary for drinking and personal hygiene to prevent diarrheal diseases, trachoma, intestinal worm infections, stunted growth among children etc.”

Collecting water takes time. UNICEF said women and girls spend 200 million hours every day collecting water.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal for water and sanitation, Goal 6, calls for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030.
Bin Lahej said, “Our aim is to alleviate their suffering by providing them with this most basic need to improve the quality of their life.”

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Community members can contribute towards this humanitarian cause. Each well costs AED 1000. Those interested should visit DHA’s Health Fund Department, which is located in Rashid Hospital Medical Library.
Working hours: Weekdays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. 
Alternatively, community members can visit Dar Al Ber. 


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Posted on : Monday, October 22, 2018  1:29:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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