Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced that it has contributed AED 500,000 to Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic healthcare organisation launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The contribution, provided through Emirates Islamic Charity Fund, will be used to support the various programs run by the Foundation including medical research, education and treatment of needy patients.
Commenting on the contribution, Awatif Al Harmoodi, General Manager, Operational Governance, Emirates Islamic, said: “We are proud to support the noble work carried out by Al Jalila Foundation by contributing towards research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region and offering affordable access to healthcare to the needy. We strongly believe in the role of the private sector in supporting community development initiatives and hope to continue to lead by example. ”
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, Chief Executive Officer of Al Jalila Foundation, said, “Partnerships with distinguished financial institutions such as Emirates Islamic are instrumental in helping us to improve patients’ lives, be it through medical treatment, education or research. We are grateful for the generosity of Emirates Islamic Charity Fund as it will further empower Al Jalila Foundation to support UAE Vision 2021 for a happier and healthier nation.”