Al Jalila Foundation, member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that Yaseen M. Jaffer, CEO of Proclad Group, has donated AED 10 million to support the UAE’s first charity hospital, the “Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital”, which seeks to help cancer patients in need.

The 250-bed hospital, named after the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will provide the best outpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services as well as inpatient and surgical services in a stimulating environment that prides itself on personalized patient care. Phase 1 of the hospital is expected to open in 2024 with 150 beds and the capacity to treat 30,000 patients per year. The UAE’s first cancer charity hospital aims to redefine cancer care for those in need and become a beacon of hope for cancer patients and their families. Yaseen Jaffer’s wife is a cancer survivor and her donation honors her courageous journey and is dedicated to all who have been touched by cancer in the past.

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of the Al Jalila Foundation, said: “The health and well-being of the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates is one of the top priorities of the Al Jalila Foundation. Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital is on its way to becoming a leader in cancer care serving patients in need. Donor support is integral to our success in developing the state-of-the-art hospital and we are grateful to Yaseen Jaffer and his family for their generous donation. The hospital will offer unparalleled expertise in the field of cancer and make an invaluable contribution to the country’s health sector by prioritizing patient care.. “

Yaseen Jaffer said, “My wife’s battle with cancer inspires me to express my gratitude and immense gratitude for the care and treatment she has received. I am proud to support the Al Jalila Foundation in its mission to provide cancer patients with quality treatment in the UAE. This charity hospital will be a symbol of hope for patients who will be able to receive treatment at home while benefiting from the support of their families.. “

With improving cancer survival rates, it is imperative to support local cancer control programs and initiatives and to help strengthen the support network available to cancer patients and their families. I hope to inspire others to support the Foundation’s noble cause and to help build the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital in Dubai, ”he concluded..

Yaseen visited the recently opened cancer reception center, Majlis Al Amal, to see its impact on the lives of women. Majlis Al Amal, which in Arabic means Hope Lounge, is the first community center of its kind dedicated to women with cancer and their well-being. The Al Jalila Foundation created Majlis Al Amal to support patients, survivors and their loved ones in their fight against the disease and its challenges. The Center offers a support network in a stimulating environment and aims to keep the message of hope alive. All the services offered at the center are free.

Since the hospital’s announcement earlier this year, the Al Jalila Foundation has already raised 350 million AED, towards the fundraising goal of 750 million AED, with large donations received from a number of people. number of philanthropists, governmental and non-governmental organizations, companies and enterprises in UAE to support the development of the hospital.

For more information on the Al Jalila Foundation, please visit www.aljalilafoundation.ae.