World Thalassaemia Day 2016
8th of May marks World Thalassaemia Day, a day dedicated to creating and spreading awareness about this very common blood disorder. The Maldives has the highest incident rate of thalassaemia in the world, with 1 out of 20 children born with it and hence requiring life-long treatment to be able to produce red blood cells. Kuredu has been helping the country deal with this widespread medical condition through generous donations to the Maldivian Thalassaemia Society, enabling that more patients get desferal pumps that are needed for the treatment.
Today 2 years ago, it was at Kuredu where the renowned Atoll Challenge completed; 6 brave kayakers (team members, management and owners of the Resort and Prodivers) safely made it back from their 165-kilometer challenge around the Lhaviyani Atoll. Together with the partnering resorts, sponsors and guest donations, the Atoll Challenge reached its target and we could purchase 55 desferal pumps. Likewise importantly, everyone who supported the challenge expressed their willingness to give back to the community. Another noteworthy gesture is also free of charge seaplane transfer service, provided to thalassaemic patients by Trans Maldivian Airways.
Kuredu is committed to contributing to the well-being of the local population and although we can’t do everything, we try to do our best!