Oman to host 2020 World Cancer Congress
May 16, 2017
Muscat: In October 2020, Oman will host up to 4,000 cancer control experts from more than 140 countries at the World Cancer Congress, and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, winning their bid over Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) and its partner the National Oncology Centre are proud to announce, on behalf of its associates the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convection and Exhibition Centre, the winning of the bid for the 2020 UICC (International Union for Cancer Control) Congress and the 2020 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Muscat, Oman,” said Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, chairperson of the Oman Cancer Association, recently.

OCA will sign the contract for this prestigious World Congress on behalf of its partners and associates within a few days, where six heads of states are also expected to attend. “This congress was awarded to Oman due to a number of positive criteria-The Global recognition of the work of the Oman Cancer Association nationally, regionally and globally, especially its active work in the International Cancer Prevention Consortium (ICPC),” Said Al Kharusi.

UICC is a highly globally reputed organization that is registered with the United Nations and represents more than 140 member countries, with its headquarters in Geneva. OCA and the National Oncology Centre are fulltime members of the UICC.

According to Dr. Zahid Al Madhari, senior consultant at the Oncology Department in the Royal Hospital, “One of the main reasons of the congress being held in Oman is that we have different sets of challenges in the region than the western world. “This is the first time the congress is happening in the Middle East or even this region as a whole, so we will work together with some of the neighboring countries to focus on tackling some of these challenges.”

The bid was submitted by OCA President Al Kharusi, Dr. Basem Al Bahrani, director and Dr. Zahid Al Mandhari, deputy director at the National Oncology Centre, with the support of Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi, minister of Health for of Oman. Oman-to-host-2020-World-Cancer-Congres 

The Ministry of Health & Prevention Signs an Agreement with the Friends of Cancer Society to Strengthen the National Breast Cancer Registry
4 June 2017

The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) signed a solution level contract with the Friends of Cancer Patients to strengthen institutional teamwork in research and data to establish UAE’s National Cancer registry. The contract was authorized at the Ministry’s head office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Field, and H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar, Chairman of the Board, Friends of Patients Society.

Dr. Al-Rand highlighted the importance of the contract, as part of efforts to reinforce community collaborations between private companies and civil society organizations to achieve teamwork in the fight against breast cancer.

MOHAP released the ‘Itmenan’ initiative to decrease the number of deaths from cancer. Through the initiative, the Ministry has successfully lowered cancer deaths from 99 to 64.2 per 100,000 population.

The contract was signed to enhance the UAE’s National Cancer Registry and achieve key efficiency indicators. H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar emphasized the crucial role of the contract to enhance the National Cancer Registry, by enhancing the cooperation to fight breast cancer, and to encourage everyone for support the project. signs-agreement-friends-cancer-societystrengthen- national-breast