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‘Japanese NGO to cover treatment of underprivileged cancer patients’

By JT - Mar 20,2014 - Last updated at Mar 20,2014

AMMAN — The Japan Iraq Medical Network (JIM-NET) has contributed over $100,000 over the past five years in financial support for underprivileged cancer patients at the King Hussein Cancer Centre.

Originally founded to provide support for Iraqi children with cancer, JIM-NET decided this year to direct its support to Syrian patients, a King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) statement said.

In January 2014, JIM-NET donated $15,000 to the KHCF’s Syrian Goodwill Fund, which provides limited financial assistance to underprivileged cancer patients who are not covered by medical insurance and cannot afford treatment.

Over the past five years, JIM-NET covered the treatment of 19 Iraqi and Syrian children.

“… We thank JIM-NET as they are living proof and an inspirational example of how we can all make a difference in the fight against cancer and support underprivileged patients,” the statement quoted HH Princess Dina Mired, KHCF director general, as saying.

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