NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania- The Shaikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign, began its medical diagnostic, treatment and preventive missions in Mauritanian villages, treating hundreds of women and children, under the slogan, ‘In the Footsteps of Zayed’ which included supervision by volunteer doctors from the UAE and Mauritania.

The campaign aims to promote the culture of volunteering and humanitarian giving among the youth, in light of 2018 Year of Zayed, as per the directives of President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women’s Union (GWU), said that, the Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme, has begun its humanitarian programmes in Mauritania, as per the directives of Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, to provide the best medical services for patients from various segments of the community, especially women and children.

She also highlighted Shaikha Fatima’s mission, to train and empower Arab youth volunteerism, in line with the approach of the Founding Father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who’s legacy was carried forward by the President, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, and the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.