UAE-based Non-Resident Indian, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, announced his contribution of AED 5 million over a period of 5 years in support of “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to establish the largest Ramadan sustainable food aid endowment fund, and help vulnerable communities in dozens of countries during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dr. Azad Moopen’s contribution to the initiative is in line with Aster DM Healthcare’s humanitarian efforts to help those in need and supports the UAE’s vision and its grand initiatives to help the underprivileged and undernourished in poor communities. As a well-known healthcare entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Moopen has always been at the forefront of various charitable initiatives, supporting vulnerable communities, and contributing towards a better world.
“The ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ campaign is a great initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to address the problem of global hunger. We are honored to be part of this caring mission launched by His Highness for the past years as well whereby millions of underprivileged people across the world were fed. I believe it is our duty and responsibility to participate in such efforts to give back to those in need as God has bestowed us with tremendous blessings. This reiterates the message that Kindness is a Habit,” said Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.
Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign is an extension of previous food aid drives, starting in Ramadan 2020 with “10 Million Meals” campaign, followed by “100 Million Meals” in Ramadan 2021 and “1 Billion Meals” in Ramadan 2022. The campaign has already raised AED 404m contributed by more than 70,000 donators, establishing the UAE’s leading role in regional and international humanitarian efforts, and highlights its unwavering commitment towards helping communities and individuals in need around the world.
The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign continues to welcome donations and contributions to the endowment fund from institutions and individuals across five main channels including the campaign’s website (www.1billionmeals.ae), as well as a dedicated call center via the toll free number (800 9999). Donations are also possible via bank transfers in the UAE dirham to the campaign bank account number with Emirates NBD (AE30 0260 0010 1533 3439 802). Donations via SMS give contributors the option to donate AED 1 daily through a monthly subscription, by sending the word “Meal” to 1020 for du users, or to 1110 for Etisalat by e& users. Those who wish to donate to the campaign through the DubaiNow app can do so by clicking on the “Donations” tab.
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