Dubai: Al Jalila Foundation, a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation, and a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has revealed that Dubai-based multinational conglomerate, Moafaq Ahmed Al Gaddah & Sons (MAG Group Holding) has committed $2.72 million (AED10 million) to support the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital, the UAE’s first charity hospital aimed at helping cancer patients in need.
HAMDAN BIN RASHID CANCER CHARITY HOSPITAL
Named after the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the facility is expected to offer best-in-class outpatient, ambulatory and diagnostic services as well as inpatient and surgical services in a nurturing environment that prides itself on personalized patient care.
With a capacity to treat 30,000 patients a year, the comprehensive charity hospital aims to redefine cancer care for those in need and become a beacon of hope for cancer patients and their families.
In the 14 months since the hospital’s announcement, Al Jalila Foundation has already raised $106.18 million (AED390 million) towards the project, surpassing 50 percent of the investment target set at $204.19 million (AED750 million).
Al Jalila Foundation has received substantial donations from philanthropists, government and non-government organizations, UAE businesses and corporates.
As per World Health Organization (WHO) reports, cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death globally, accounting for one in six deaths.
The cancer burden continues to grow globally, exerting tremendous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems. Studies show that low-income cancer patients cannot access timely quality diagnosis and life-saving treatment. Survival rates are dependent on accessible early detection and quality medical care.
MAG Group Holding has a strong philosophy underpinned by the belief that every individual plays a vital role in developing, preserving, and sustaining their communities.
For his part, Mr. Moafaq Ahmed Al Gaddah, Chairman and Founder of MAG Group Holding, observed that, “The world grows in kindness when we give in kindness. It is with pride that we give to the future of our community and this nation. The unconditional gifts of time and money are a life-changing force for good in the world. As people become more prosperous and economies grow stronger, it is our duty to create an opportunity to build an ever-stronger culture of giving the right to live across the world.”
Mr. Al Gaddah elaborated that, “The UAE and Dubai governments encourage the spirit of generosity. They have created an environment where a strong civil society can flourish, allowing people to reach out to those less fortunate than themselves. We are proud and honored to support Al Jalila Foundation in its noble efforts to establish the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital to improve the lives of cancer patients.”