2004 News Story

New endowment fund for charity in the health sector

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Saleh Al-AsShaikh has announced the establishment of an endowment fund to encourage charitable projects in the health sector, saying the memorandum of understanding would soon be signed between his Ministry and the Ministry of Health. Revenues, he said, will be used to set up primary health care projects; to finance the purchase of medical equipment, especially for patients suffering from chronic diseases; and to fund health research and preventive health projects.