UAE charity to conduct 100 heart surgeries in Bosnia

February 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) A voluntary health mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will conduct 100 open heart surgeries in Bosnia as part of its efforts to alleviate the suffering of needy patients worldwide.The Zayed Charity Initiative has so far conducted 1,050 heart surgeries on poor patients in a number of countries including Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Eritrea, Syria, Morocco and Tanzania.

It has also struck partnerships with major university hospitals across the world to train medical cadres.

Adel Al Shameri, executive director of the Zayed Giving Initiative, said cardiologists conducted two types of surgeries on patients - one suffering from coronary artery blockage and the other from heart valve infection.

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