The Kuwaiti Medical Association congratulates the 3 winners of the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Award for Medical Excellence



Winners of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Award for Medical Excellence 2020:


• Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh
• Dr. Abdul Razzaq Abdul Hamid Al-Obaid
• Dr. Walid Ibrahim Al-Harz


Cancer patients get free treatment from Sharjah fund

11-Jul 2020

Nine projects have been initiated by the Ameera Fund of the UAE-based Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) to reduce the burden on patients, healthcare systems, and civil society organizations.


An international financial aid of over Dh11.18 million was extended to thousands of beneficiaries which included a partnership worth Dh735,000 with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The fund also pledged Dh1.4 million to support the treatment of cancer patients in the UAE.


“We are committed to closely collaborating with our partners and supporters to provide coordinated, comprehensive and effective treatments to cancer patients worldwide, and to raise public awareness about cancer at the local and global levels. As the second leading cause of death globally, cancer is a multifaceted global issue that cuts through society and demands prompt action to alleviate its impact,” said Sawsan Jafar, Chairperson of FOCP.


Among the nine projects, the first was implemented in Jordan in collaboration with The King Hussein Cancer Foundation. The Fund granted an amount of Dh734,500 to the foundation’s ‘Goodwill Fund’, which aims to support underprivileged patients of all nationalities by covering their full or partial treatment costs. Since its inception in 2003, the Goodwill Fund has borne the treatment costs of 2,320 cancer patients.