PCRF UAE-Chapter, End of 2012Presentation Transcript
PCRF - UAE Chapter in 2012Prepared by: Mohammad Halloum
Introduction about PCRF Established in 1991 as a legal nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in the USA: • To arrange free care abroad for sick and injured Arab children who could not be adequately treated in their homeland. • To organize, coordinate and run volunteer medical missions to Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries to treat children locally and train local medical personnel, • To sponsor and run humanitarian relief projects, such as building the first public pediatric oncology dept in Palestine, a Child Handicapped Sponsorship program, free wheelchair distributions and many other projects.
Sending Children Abroad for Free Care • Over 1,000 injured Arab children from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have had free care through the PCRF worth over $50 million dollars since 1991. • Children sent to North America, Europe, Chile, the Middle East and Australia for free care in cardiac, orthopedics, plastics, neurosurgery, urology, general pediatric, ophthalmology, maxillofacial, and other specialties. • Children are cared for by host families, chapters and volunteers from all over the world.
Volunteer Medical Missions to the Middle East International Medical teams provide surgery in: • Pediatric and adult cardiac surgery • Plastic & Reconstructive surgery • Orthopedic surgery • Vascular surgery • Ophthalmic surgery • Pediatric urology • Maxillofacial surgery • Pediatric neurosurgery • Ophthalmology • Oncology/Hematology
Humanitarian Relief Projects• Summer camps for disabled youths• Handicapped Child Sponsorship Project• Women Empowerment Project• Eyeglasses for children• Wheelchair distributions• Powder milk for malnourished Children• Specialized Mega projects
The Huda Al Masry Pediatric Oncology Dept.14-bed department in Al Hussein Hospital in BeitJala, near BethelhemNamed after Huda Al-Masry, who helped found thePCRF and was the head social worker for 17 years.She passed from leukemia in 2009Will be the first public dept. for children inPalestine with cancer.Includes building the dept., providing equipment,training personnel, and social support for families.$1.9 Million project privately funded by PCRFvolunteers
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Dept. in Jerusalem • Program started in Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem in 2003. • Over 200 life-saving open-heart surgery operations a year, (2000 total since 2003) • Volunteer surgery teams from all over the world train local personnel, while PCRF also builds infrastructure. • Only Dept. in Palestine for Congenital cardiac cases. • Now a new unit is proposed at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis; due to the blockade and to provide extended care specifically to Gaza city.
A 4-Star Rating from Charity NavigatorEndorsed by President Jimmy Carter
PCRF – UAE ChapterHistory:• Established in 2006• The largest most active PCRF Chapter out of 19 worldwide• Treated 69 Patients to Date• Partnered with local charities: • UAE Red Crescent • Al Maktoum Foundation • Mohammad Bin Rashid Foundation • Department of Islamic affairs and Charitable Activities • Partnered medical facilities
UAE Chapter in 2012: Patients and Medical Records • Patients Affairs: – 12 Patients in 2012 – 2 Patients are still in UAE – 1 Patient is planned to arrive next month – 6 Prosthetic Cases are being arranged to be treated in UAE in 2013. • Medical Affairs: – Hospitals provided the needed medical treatments: 6 – Medical Missions from UAE to Palestine ( WB and Gaza): 2
UAE Chapter in 2012: Medical Partners
UAE Chapter in 2012: Volunteers and Supporters • Host Families: 6 families - Hosted the patients (with their companions) at their houses • Support Teams: 12 teams - Handled all logistics, transportation, outings, and medical appointments of the patients. • We Still Need More: - Host Families: Dubai and Sharjah! - Support Teams! • accompanying patients to their appointments • Providing transportation • Reporting • Translating Tutoring • Blogging and photo taking
UAE Chapter in 2012: Events- Al Marakeb Boat Football Tournament- Halloween Picnic- Art for Palestine – Meem Gallery- Aqaba trip – Musandam, Oman- Dabkeh Lessons for Ladies- Dubai Marathon- Goodwill Journey- Inca Trail – Peru- Hike for their Life - Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb- Patient Abdullah Diving Course –the Pavilion Diving Center- Iftar for Life- Healing Hearts Dinner- Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) bazaar- Flea Markets at Safa Park- Out Reach Presentations- Orientation Biweekly Sessions- Mentoring New PCRF Chapters: Qatar and Jordan
UAE Chapter in 2012: in the Media • Media Records: - Over 60 local, regional & global UAE Chapter mentions - Newspapers: 25 in 2012 - Magazine: 3 in 2012 - TV: 7 in 2012 - Radio: 2 in 2012 • PR Records: - Media Receptions and Press Release: 5 in 2012
Why should you join and participate?! Motivation Why the PCRF To give something back as Non profit we are fortunate! Look at the news of what Dedicated Volunteers happened in Gaza What will your legacy be? Transparent This will be a part of it! Its all about the children The small part of life time could potentially make a big Non religious and non difference to the lives of political many! Just look at what they have achieved.
An Organization of International Volunteers Our mission: "To empower volunteers from all social, national and cultural backgrounds to support the medical care of sick and injured children in the Arab world."Thousands of volunteers in 18PCRF chapters, from Australia toUAE, including Chile and the USA.No government funds are used tosupport our work.You can also help in many ways.
How can you help Help can be provided in a number of different ways•Become a volunteer•Be part of the Patients SupportTeam•Provide products and/orservices•Run the marathon, join theteam on 25th January 2013•Become a host to a sick child•Make a donation to the PCRF•Have your own initiative!
UAE Chapter in 2012: Plans for 2013Volunteers and Coordinators:- Getting more volunteers and empowering them- Assign tasks and delegate more to get more coordinators on boardPatients Affairs:- Target: 12 medical cases- All over UAE!Medical Affairs:- Outreach to the medical community to get more medical treatments, and medical missionsEvents:- Allover UAE- All types of Events: Fund Raising, Awareness, and outreach to the community- Empowering volunteers to handle their initiatives- Participate in local events, and outreach to the local charities and societies.- Communicate more with the corporates, and enterprises