Ramadan Ghabga for Cancer patients

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS), in collaboration with Houston Methodist, recently convened its second “Ghabgat AlAmal” gathering at the Sheraton Doha Hotel, reaffirming its steadfast dedication to supporting cancer patients and their families through emotional and community initiatives.

Among the esteemed guests were His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the Board; Mrs. Mona Ashkanani, Director General of QCS; and representatives from Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, including Mr. Talal Braidy, Regional Director of Global Development, and Mrs. Najla AlHudaib, Senior Country Manager in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The event also welcomed ambassadors from Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Kuwait, alongside notable public and media figures.

His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani commended the collaborative efforts of QCS and Houston Methodist Global in addressing the challenges posed by cancer. He emphasized the significance of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two organizations, underscoring their shared commitment to community well-being and the pursuit of common goals in combating cancer.

Acknowledging the critical importance of partnerships in cancer control efforts, His Excellency highlighted the joint endeavors to raise awareness and deliver essential health services to cancer patients. He reaffirmed the organization’s dedication to positioning Qatar as a cancer prevention and control leader.

Mrs. Mona Ashkanani reiterated QCS’s mission to mitigate the impact of cancer in Qatar by fostering partnerships and advocating for patient support and empowerment. She emphasized the society’s multifaceted approach, encompassing financial assistance, emotional support, and awareness campaigns to showcase inspiring stories of resilience among cancer survivors.

Expressing her delight at hosting the event during the holy month of Ramadan, Mrs. Ashkanani emphasized its significance in dispelling cancer misconceptions and fostering a greater understanding of the challenges patients and their families face.

Mr. Talal Braidy expressed gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with QCS and reaffirmed Houston Methodist’s commitment to advancing medical excellence in Qatar and beyond. He pledged continued support for QCS’s initiatives, including awareness campaigns and scientific research endeavors, as part of their shared vision for improving cancer care.

The “Ghabgat AlAmal” event was a testament to the enduring partnership between QCS and Houston Methodist as they strive to make meaningful contributions to cancer prevention, treatment, and patient care in Qatar and the wider region.

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