• ‎  With a Participation of more than 1200 Delegates Hamdan ‎Medical Award Hold its Second Webinar ‎Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum ‎Award for Medical Sciences held the second webinar in its Winner’s ‎Webinar ‎series.
  • First International UAE Society for Rare Diseases Congress ‎Recommends Premarital and Newborn Genome Screening for ‎Prevention of Rare DiseasesThe first International UAE Society for ‎Rare Diseases concluded at the end of two days of activities, in which ‎‎80 speakers presented 23 lectures and 9 workshops.
  • Hamdan Medical Award Holds the first of the 12th Term Winners' WebinarsSheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences held the first webinar in its ‎series on the topic of infectious diseases
  • ‎13th International Conference of the Islamic Organization for Medical ‎Sciences Issues Islamic Document for Promotion of Sexual HealthThe Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award ‎for Medical Sciences participated in the 13th International Conference of ‎the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences.
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Honors Winners of the 12th term of ‎Hamdan Medical awardSheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Supreme ‎Chairman of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic ‎Performance and Patron of the Sheik ...
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.