NGO completes optical clinic in Ibb
Nada Ezi, the project coordinator, said the Tamkeen Development Foundation has completed the second phase of the campaign. The first phase targeted Amran governorate. The foundation now plans to launch a third phase in another governorate, yet to be decided upon.
Ezi said Absar Medical Foundation’s campaigns are not randomly placed; there must be a field study in advance of any campaign so the foundation can accurately target the most needy—often children and widows.
“The campaign targeted more than 2,500 people suffering from eye diseases,” she said. “They received free medical tests in the first days of the campaign, with 150 eye patients receiving free surgery.”
In her statement, Mali Al-Asosi, the executive manager of Tamkeen Development Foundation, said she appreciated Kuwait’s support via the Islamic Care Association, which financed two campaigns in 2012 aimed at combating optical diseases. She also affirmed her gratitude for the efforts of Absar Medical Foundation’s team in caring for patients.
Tamkeen Development Foundation is the first organization of its kind in Yemen, established by a Kuwaiti woman, Mali Al-Asosi. The foundation mission is to improve the living standard of Yemenis, particularly women and children, through the creation of local development projects.