x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Al Jalila Foundation's Dh300,000 gift for the seriously ill in Al Ain

The not-for-profit organisation, which is championing healthcare improvements by investing in medical treatment, education and research, is giving the funding to Tawam Hospital in Al Ain.

ABU DHABI // People with cancer and genetic disorders are to benefit from a Dh300,000 donation from Al Jalila Foundation.

The not-for-profit organisation, which is championing healthcare improvements by investing in medical treatment, education and research, is giving the funding to Tawam Hospital in Al Ain.

It will cover the cost of treatment - including medicine, blood tests, X-rays, chemotherapy and equipment - for patients with various forms of cancer and genetic disorders.

"Debilitating illnesses such as cancer and genetic disorders affect not only the patients themselves, but their caregivers and families who often have to put their own lives on hold," said Dr Abdulkareem Al Olama, chief executive of Al Jalila Foundation.

"With medical treatment being one of our three pillars, alongside medical education and research, we hope to facilitate medical interventions for hundreds of critically ill patients of all nationalities.

"Tawam Hospital is an ideal partner in this endeavour, courtesy of its reputation for world-class standards in oncology and genetic disorders."

Gregory Schaffer, Tawam Hospital's chief executive, said the hospital had been honoured to receive the donation from "an incredible organisation".

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