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Nabadat goes global, provides beacon of hope for kids with heart ailments
By Rayan Sheety June 05, 2013
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Dubai: The Nabadat (heartbeat) programme announced that a team of DHA doctors will be heading to Sudan where they will operate on children with congenital heart disease.

The announcement was made via a press conference held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment on Monday.

The conference was opened by Ibrahim Bu Melha, deputy chairman of the board of trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, who said that Nabadat is “a symbol of hope for children with congenital heart disease and their loved ones.”

He went to talk about the initiative and laid out their plans to travel to Sudan coming Friday. During the course of a week, a team of cardiologists, technicians and nurses from the UAE and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will come together to offer pro-bono operations on children, thus giving them a chance for a better life, he added.

He expanded on his plan, saying that after Sudan, the Nabadat programme plans to take this initiative to other countries, saying, “Hopefully this will be the first of many charitable expeditions to come.”

Dr Obaid Al Jassim, head of cardiothoracic surgery in Dubai Hospital spoke of the details of the expedition to Sudan.

“There are about 30-40 patients who will need cardiac-catheterisation and about 30 patients that will need open heart surgery to fix their heart conditions.”

He added that the hospital that the initiative selected “conducts adult open heart surgeries, but does not perform these surgeries for children. During this week-long workshop, we will conduct surgeries for the patients that require them the most.”

Dr Al Jassim called the team a “multi-speciality team,” saying that in addition to doctors, they will have technicians, anesthesiologists and nurses.

“These are all high-risk surgeries, but we have a very capable team on our hands,” he said.

Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Karani, consultant paediatric cardiologist and head of paediatric department at Dubai Hospital, added that in addition to conducting surgeries for children in these countries, they will also carry out screening programmes.

“Early detection is crucial for treating any disease, especially chronic conditions such as congenital heart problems.”

The Nabadat programme has treated more than 300 children with congenital heart diseases since its launch in 2007. The treatment is open to both Emarati and expatriate children, with the DHA sponsoring the locals and the Mohammad Bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment sponsoring the expatriates.
 

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