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Princess Ghida calls for joining KHCC’s cancer care programme

By JT - Mar 23,2015 - Last updated at Mar 23,2015

AMMAN — HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), on Sunday called for joining the Cancer Care Programme launched by King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) to guarantee receiving treatment at the centre.

On the sidelines of the “Breast cancer in the Arab world” conference, Princess Ghida said it is hard for those diagnosed with cancer to afford treatment, due to its high costs and the improbability of having  medical insurance that covers the disease, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

HH Princess Dina Mired, KHCF director general, said that 45 per cent of 1 million women diagnosed with the disease are in developing countries, with their chances for survival estimated at 20 per cent.

On Monday, KHCF issued a statement saying Princess Dina and Azzam Fakhreddin, chief financial officer of ATICO Fakhreldin Group, have signed an agreement subscribing ATICO Fakhreldin Group employees to the Cancer Care Programme.

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