A mobile hospital funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started its operations in southern Sudan, WAM new agency reported on Sunday.

The hospital will serve the people in the region for four months, and provide medical help to tens of thousands of people in South Sudan, said Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The hospital will subsequently travel to several parts of the world to deliver humanitarian services, he added.

In his message delivered on the occasion of the commissioning of the hospital in Juba city in South Sudan, Sheikh Hamdan said that the UAE has been keen on providing the best medical services with the aim of alleviating the sufferings of the patients.

The Health Minister of Southern Sudan, Joseph Wigang, said that the selection of Juba as the first station of the Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital reflects the good relations between the UAE and Sudan.

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