Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor receives WHO Representative

His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani – Chairman of Qatar Cancer Society – received Dr. Rayana Bou Haka – WHO Representative, Qatar – In His Excellency’s office yesterday to discuss ways of cooperation between the two parties through the implementation of several joint programs, as well as to shed light on QCS’s progress and programs through the World Health Organization.

The meeting discussed the latest developments in the issue of cancer control and in the field of supporting, empowering, and advocating for those living with cancer, as well as concerning professional development and scientific research in cancer. The meeting also presented the health care services available in Qatar concerning cancer, especially the charity.

During the visit, she toured the QCS Cancer Awareness Center and was given a brief of QCS programs targeting all societal groups, praised the charity’s efforts in promoting the culture of early detection of the disease, raising awareness, and supporting people living with cancer.

His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani valued the visit of WHO Representative, Qatar, which will positively impact the collberation.

His Excellency presented the charity’s activities and its role in spreading community awareness as well as supporting, empowering, and advocating for people living with cancer, stressed the continuation of  QCS  efforts to achieve its vision to be a community partnership platform to make Qatar a leader in cancer prevention and its burden control mission since its founding in 1997 by working with our partners to educate the community, support, empower, and advocate for individuals living with cancer, and engage in professional development and scientific research in the field of cancer.

H.E.  affirmed the charity’s keenness to keep pace with global expertise to develop its programs and plans, which would enrich its work through the exchange of ideas between specialists from various sectors and its implications for developing the field of awareness and providing the best ways and services, especially that QCS is a member of Union for International Cancer Control which is one of the largest global institutions. That gives On more responsibilities and the insistence on becoming an active member of a global health organiation at the level of the WHO.



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