• Nominations open for the 11th Awards term The Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences announces the topics for the 11th Award term: AI in Healthcare, Genomics, Diagnostics and Therapeutics.
  • The 11th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences (DICMS) The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences announces the 11th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences, held in conjunction with the Award ceremony on 24-27 November, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Opens the 25th Edition of DUPHAT TodayHis Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today officially inaugurated the 25th edi ...
  • Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Gulfood 2020H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opened 25th edition of Gulfood 2020, the annual food and beverage, F&B, trade show ...
  • Dundee's Al-Maktoum College celebrates conclusion of 29th training programme on multiculturalismDundee’s Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, on Friday, celebrated the graduation of the 29th cohort of the Academic Training Programme, ATP, in Multiculturalism and Leadersh ...
Al Maktoum Foundation

Sheikh Hamdan contributed in supporting the maintenance of orphanages, schools and hospitals in most of the poor countries around the world. In early 1997, the Al Maktoum Foundation launched its humanitarian campaign through the cultural centre that had been established in Dublin, Ireland. This was the nucleus for the charity drives initiated by Sheikh Hamdan which later extended to more than sixty countries around the world. Two years later, the Foundation shifted its headquarters to Dubai, ushering in an even stronger drive from within the United Arab Emirates. The Foundation was primarily interested in the building of mosques in several countries, as well as the establishment of multipurpose cultural and educational centres through which thousands of students could benefit. The Al Maktoum Foundation's contributions have extended tremendously in reach and in impact as compared to its initial objectives and goals. In conjunction with other charity organizations in the UAE and abroad, it has contributed to the relief campaigns organized in the countries affected by war, famine, epidemic and other natural calamities. Palestine, Afghanistan, Turkey, Kosovo and so many other places have experienced the Foundation's humanitarian embrace.

The Foundation also participated in the establishment of medical centres throughout the Arab world starting with the United Arab Emirates. It established a series of rehabilitation centres (for individuals with special needs) in Dubai. It also supports several special-mission medical societies such as the thalassemia and handicapped person societies. Al Maktoum Foundation has also extended financial assistance to medical students in many countries. It financed the creation of a complete ward at the Maternity Hospital in Afghanistan which was lacking the necessary medical services. Additionally, the Foundation has sponsored hundreds of pupils and has contributed significantly to the educational process, in addition to sponsoring parentless children, and providing food, clothes and medicines to the needy.

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