Al Jalila Foundation gets $2.7m donation
Dubai, June 29, 2013
Amity University Dubai, part of the non profit Amity group of international institutions based in India, has donated Dh10 million ($2.72 million) to the UAE-based Al Jalila Foundation for helping the organisation transform lives through healthcare improvements.
This contribution from Amity will take the UAE a giant step closer to becoming a medical pathfinder through research, said a statement from the Foundation
As per the deal, Al Jalila Foundation will name one of its research centres after Amity, and the partnership will significantly advance the Foundation’s efforts to position the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.
Raja Easa Al Gurg, the member of the board of trustees and chairperson of Al Jalila Foundation, said: "We are immensely grateful to Amity for this generous contribution, as it will help to ensure parity between the scope of research in the UAE and those of the global leaders in the scientific field."
"By taking a microscopic view of health challenges that have a high prevalence in our country, scientists will gain a clearer view of possible solutions while our society will also gain a higher level of health literacy,”Al Gurg noted.
Atul Chauhan, the chancellor of Amity University explained the motivation behind his organisation’s donation: "Having published over 500 books on various scientific topics, Amity believes in the power of knowledge to drive innovation. We look forward to working with Al Jalila Foundation to turn theoretical solutions into tangible realities."
Commenting on how the contribution will be invested, Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, the CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, said: "Such generous grants are the building blocks that create a strong culture of research in the UAE. Only in an environment of a tireless pursuit of answers can our researchers thrive, and their breakthroughs will enable people to reclaim their health, regain their hopes and resume their enhanced lives."
"We are deeply grateful to Amity for supporting our vision, and with the collective support of UAE society we can put our country at the forefront of medical innovation worldwide," he added.-TradeArabia News Service