Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths. There is a critical need to support local cancer programs and initiatives to provide a gift of life to people battling the disease and improve cancer survival rate.
To support cancer research and treatment in the UAE, Mr Ramesh S Ramakrishnan, Chairman, Transworld Group has pledged AED 1 million to support the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital, the first comprehensive cancer charity hospital to improve cancer patients’ lives in the Country being developed by Al Jalila Foundation.
The hospital will have the expertise to manage prevention, diagnosis and treatment in one place.
A delegation led by Ms GeetaRamakrishnan, Director; Mr Ritesh S. Ramakrishnan, Joint Managing Director and Ms AnishaRamakrishnan of Transworld Group visited Al Jalila Foundation headquarter to engrave Transworld Group name on Bassmat Rashid Bin Saeed donor recognition wall.
The team also interacted with Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO, AlJalila Foundation and toured the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medical Research Institute and Majlis Al Amal and were briefed on the impact of AJF programs on society. Discussions also focused on ways to foster stronger collaboration and partnership between two organizations to strengthen the support network available to cancer patients and their care givers.