• Tue. Nov 22nd, 2022

WAMY and Inuwa Foundation Provide Medical Eye Surgery to 2,736 Patients in Jigawa

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Sep 22, 2022
Patients Inuwa Foundation Laboratory

At least 2,736 people have benefited from free eye services and cataract surgery funded by the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, WAMY, in collaboration with the Mallam Inuwa Foundation in Jigawa State.

Chairman of the Inuwa Foundation management team, Dr. Husseini Yusuf Baban said eye surgeries were performed on 636 patients, another 600 were given medical glasses while 1,500 benefited from various medications.

He added that medical awareness on the treatment of eye defects was necessitated by the need to reduce the burden of blindness in several communities in Jigawa.

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“The motivation for organizing medical outreach is solely to help vulnerable communities and people who cannot afford necessary eye surgeries. And again, we are doing this only to seek reward from Almighty God,” he said.

In addition to sponsoring eye surgery, WAMY also distributed free medicated glasses and medicine for their various eye conditions to patients at Dutse General Hospital in Jigawa.

The annual week-long medical outreach to correct beneficiaries’ eye defects by WAMY with the support of Jigawa State is facilitated by the family of Mallam Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Technology Development Agency. information (NITDA) to help vulnerable and indigent patients for quality health services.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Audu Ali Warwade expressed his gratitude to the organizers for the free medical services.

He applauded the efforts of the Mallam Inuwa Foundation and WAMY in organizing awareness, which helped cure cataracts and other eye problems that hitherto affected their eyesight.

The Mallam Inuwa Foundation, founded in 2018, is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of people in Jigawa State. The Foundation plays a key role in identifying and addressing various issues within the community and beyond.

The foundation, in collaboration with the Qatar Charity Foundation, has also provided free drinking water and eye medical services to residents of the emirates of Dutse, Gumel and Hadejia in Jigawa State.

The WAMY Foundation was founded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1972 and has opened offices in countries with large Muslim populations around the world. WAMY was founded by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Kamal Helwabi, who served as its executive director until 1982.

In their remarks, the Head of WAMY Foundation in Nigeria, Dr. Isham Muhammad and the Chief Medical Exercise Physician, Dr. Bihlali Abdallah, they welcome the welcome in the state to ensure the success of the medical awareness.

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