United Arab Emirates (MNN) — In 1960, the infant mortality rate of the United Arab Emirates was a disturbing 50 percent. The maternal mortality rate was 35 percent. Clearly something was not right in the arena of maternal health and births.
When the Oasis Hospital went up that year, however, these rates began to change drastically. The hospital, which specializes in maternal health, is in the key location of the city of Al Ain, a vital link between the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. Due to its prime location and excellent reputation, the hospital has been able to deliver over 83,000 babies to families from the UAE, Oman, and a host of other countries.
The Oasis Hospital is now celebrating its 50th year of service in the UAE. Since it opened in 1960, the infant mortality rate in the country has dropped to less than one percent, and maternal mortality is rare.
Furthermore, CURE International acquired the hospital in 2006, so the message of Christ can now be spread through the power of healing. Celebrate with CURE and the Oasis Hospital by praying for their ministry and for those that enter their doors.