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S. Arabia donates $400,000 to cover treatment of Syrians at cancer centre

By JT - Nov 29,2015 - Last updated at Nov 29,2015

HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the KHCF board of trustees, with Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al Bassam, vice chairman and managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development (Photo courtesy of KHCF)

AMMAN — HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) board of trustees has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi government to support the foundation.

Under the memo, the Saudi government is renewing its donation to KHCF by offering a grant of $400,000 to cover the treatment of a number of Syrian cancer patients, according to a KHCF statement released on Sunday. 

From the Saudi side, Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al Bassam, vice chairman and managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development, signed the memo. 

HRH Prince Talal, the King’s special adviser, Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Al Saud, ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Jordan, and HH Princess Dina Mired, KHCF’s director general, also attended the signing ceremony.

“The contribution of the Saudi government is a continuation of the support that it has been providing to Syrian refugees in host countries who are suffering from the consequences of war and who are in dire need of healthcare and treatment,” the KHCF statement said.

Princess Ghida expressed her deep gratitude to the government of Saudi Arabia for its generous support. 

“On behalf of many Syrian cancer patients and their families, we thank the Saudi government for its generous donation and support. This donation will allow these patients to continue their life-saving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre,” the statement quoted her as saying.

 

The donation goes to the KHCF’s Syrian Goodwill Fund, which provides financial assistance to underprivileged cancer patients who cannot afford the costly and long treatment.

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