Sharjah Ruler inaugurates 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference

 Sharjah Ruler inaugurates 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, recently inaugurated, the activities of the fifth Combined Gulf Cancer Conference.

This came in the presence of Sharjah Ruler’s wife, H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi.

The fifth Combined Gulf Cancer Conference is organised by Friends of Cancer Patients at Al Jawaher Centre for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah.

The conference is held from 21st to 23rd of November, in cooperation with the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control and Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention, under the slogan ‘Continuity of Health Care to Combat and Address Cancer.’

This conference aims to unify Gulf efforts to develop the field of health care for cancer patients, and raising awareness of best practices in all aspects and stages of disease control.

His Highness, during the event, stressed Sharjah’s continued support for efforts to combat cancer at all levels of research, treatment and others, pointing to the importance of uniting these many efforts by in order to find solutions to cancer.

On the sidelines of the conference, His Highness listened to a detailed explanation of the work of some associations specialising in the fight against cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and their scientific research.

During the opening ceremony, H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi expressed Her Highness’s pride with regard to hosting the fifth Combined Gulf Cancer Conference, which seeks to immunise societies from all diseases, as disease is not the issue of the patient alone, but the issue of everyone without exception.

Regarding the great importance of scientific research in the fight against cancer, Her Highness stated that scientific research on cancer provides the necessary data for making plans that provide a reference for scholars, researchers and doctors with regard to treating this disease.

Her Highness added that the Friends of Cancer Patients embodies the concept of partnership between society and institutions, and cooperation between the public and private sectors, to advance the culture of the public regarding disease, its prevention and treatment.

The conference will host more than 50 speakers from the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the world, in addition to 500 scientists, doctors and experts specialised in cancer diseases, treatment and prevention.

The conference includes dialogue sessions and lectures that discuss the challenges facing the health sector in the field of long-term cancer control, including cultural, social and economic barriers that impede cancer awareness and prevention efforts.


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