UAE's TBHF allots $1m to build health centre in Kasai Oriental

Through the project TBHF aims to help improve healthcare services for 4,000 children, 2,600 women each year in Congo

The health centre is located in Kasai Oriental. [representational]
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The health centre is located in Kasai Oriental. [representational]

UAE-based The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has allocated $1m (AED) for the construction of a fully-equipped health centre in Kasai Oriental province in Democratic Republic of Congo, in a bid to help improve healthcare services for 4,000 children and 2,600 women each year.

TBHF was founded by HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

According to the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, TBHF has partnered with Save the Children, to fund its project titled, ‘Transforming the lives of children in DRC’. The project aims to fulfil the urgent healthcare needs of children and their families in Congo.

As part of the project, the health facility’s staff will be trained to maintain the building and equipment. The project will also involve the provision of an initial stock of essential medication to cover treatment for a three-month period.

Additionally, TBHF aims to build the capacity of staff in around 60 centres across four health zones in Kasai Oriental to improve quality of care and management.

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