Dubai Cares, which is part of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has come up with a charitable initiative for the benefit of the people of Liberia.
Dubai Cares announced that a three-year integrated school health programme would be introduced in Liberia that would be targeted at efforts to deworm and cater to eye care for school going children.
The project that is being undertaken at a cost of Dh 7.35 million is being spearheaded in collaboration with Sightsavers. The humanitarian project is expected to be highly beneficial to around 77,000 children across four regions in Liberia.
Liberia’s health structure is reeling under the aftermath of an Ebola outbreak. The project will help in supporting the crumbling health system in the nation. Accordingly, underprivileged children in four regions will be provided with deworming and eye screenings. Following this, Dubai Cares will make arrangements for the treatment of kids who have been diagnosed with visual disorders.
The project will allocate one optometric technician for each region and will provide 3000 pairs of eyeglasses to the kids and teachers with visual impairment. According to the tenets of the programme, around 2400 teachers from 1200 schools will be provided training to conduct the screenings.