Dubai’s Ruler to Fund Anti-Blindness Campaign

On Wednesday, Dubai launched a campaign with the aim to provide eye care for 1 million people who are suffering from eye blindness. In a statement, Mohamed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, who is the ruler in the booming Gulf emirate said, “He would fund treatment for people in the United Arab Emirates and the world.”

He also informed that the campaign called Noor Dubai, aims at providing help the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the avoidance of Blindness to reach their goal of eradicating curable forms of blindness.

This campaign has been started to help people who live in Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.

Assets of ruler of Dubai are 18 billion dollars as reported in August by the Forbes Magazine.