Aster Volunteers Aid to Sudan Community

Lives Impacted: 100

Under the visionary leadership of Dr Azad Moopen, Aster Volunteers, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Aster DM Healthcare, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Consulate General of Sudan in the UAE to enhance healthcare accessibility, and promote preventive healthcare practices within the Sudanese community. The MoU signed by His Excellency Ambassador Zahir Abdelfadil Agab, the Consul General of the Republic of Sudan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, along with Dr Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics (UAE, Oman & Bahrain) provides special privilege care for the Sudanese community in the UAE and beyond through Aster Volunteers with the support from Aster Hospitals, Clinics & Pharmacies. It also includes providing free multi-specialty medical screenings once a month for a year, held in collaboration with Northern Emirates and the Consulate General of Sudan in Dubai, at their premises. As part of the cancer month’s observance, to deepen the understanding of cancer prevention and its early detection, Aster Volunteers has organized a scientific seminar on, "Geriatric Cancer and Remedial Interventions", for Sudanese doctors in the region. The seminar, led by a panel of specialist practitioners and oncologists from Aster Hospitals, aims to provide medical professionals in Dubai with deeper insights, and the latest curative approaches to combat cancer. Likewise, Aster Hospital Sharjah will also offer free early disease detection and cancer screening programs once a week for the next two months for the Sudanese community, showcasing Aster DM Healthcare's dedication to contribute to the creation of a healthier society, and addressing the evolving healthcare needs of diverse communities.

Sunanda Jayakumar

Sunanda Jayakumar

<p>Being present at the Covid-19 screening camps and distributing food kits as well, Sunanda Jayakumar is undoubtedly a brave volunteer. She was able to help several people in Burdubai and learned how selflessness can go a long way.</p>

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