Under the directives of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of the Big Heart Foundation, Founder and Honorary President of the Friends of Cancer Patients Association, the Amira Fund of the Friends of Cancer Patients Association and the Big Heart Foundation has allocated 4.4 million Dirhams to purchase and install equipment for two operating rooms at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Memorial Hospital and Research Center in Peshawar, Pakistan, with the aim of contributing to the provision of state-of-the-art oncological surgery technology for people with cancer.
The directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, after her visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at the end of last February, included a group of humanitarian work institutions and organizations, including the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Memorial Hospital and Research Center.
The “Amira Fund” will implement the equipment that is scheduled to be completed next December, so that the two chambers will be equipped to conduct surgery for cancer patients with the latest equipment and tools for about 2,500 patients annually, to contribute to the huge humanitarian project of Shaukat Khanum Hospital and Center in Peshawar, which bears about 75% of The value of treatment provided to patients with their various medical needs.
His Excellency Sawsan Jaafar, Chairman of the Society of Friends of Cancer Patients, confirmed that the efforts made by the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, constitute a model for humanitarian work that includes the rest of the world, as well as translating the culture of the United Arab Emirates society and its institutions based on The values of giving and cooperation between peoples.
She explained that the project contributes to supporting and enhancing the capabilities of the hospital, and enhances its services that provide the best surgical procedures to thousands of patients annually, and at the same time reflects the integration of institutional work in the Emirate of Sharjah.
In turn, Maryam Al Hammadi, Director of the Big Heart Foundation, pointed to the importance of cooperation between the institutions of the Emirate of Sharjah in order to implement humanitarian development projects that have a sustainable impact on societies around the world, stressing that this cooperation embodies the spirit and culture of the Emirati society and its noble moral legacy, as well as establishes the foundations of human relations between societies. And it strengthens its cooperation in providing high-quality care for its children.
Al Hammadi added: “The Big Heart goes by the directions and support of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, in providing support and assistance to societies around the world, as humanitarian work is not linked to a specific occasion and not just an emergency relief for the needy, but we want it to be a title for a future that guarantees Caring for the weak and needy, and guarantees all basic rights for all groups, regardless of their capabilities. Dr. Faisal Sultan, Executive Director of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Center, expressed the hospital administration’s appreciation for the initiative of the Amira Fund, noting that cooperation in the field of humanitarian work and partnership in relieving patients’ pain and providing their health needs embodies the finer image of human relations between peoples.
Sultan added, “The hospital represents hope for treatment and cure for tens of thousands of cancer patients in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region and all Pakistani cities, especially for low-income groups who cannot afford treatment expenses. Therefore, we view each contribution as an expansion of the space for hope and consolidation of the idea that arose.” The hospital and she must cooperate for the common good. “
The idea of establishing the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Memorial Hospital and Research Center came at the initiative of the Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan after the death of his mother, Shaukat Khanum, of cancer.
It is noteworthy that the “Amira Fund” is one of the humanitarian initiatives of the Friends of Cancer Patients Association and the Big Heart Foundation launched by the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, the founder and Honorary President of the Society, in honor of the great humanitarian efforts of the deceased Amira bin Karam, who held many leadership positions Among them, the President of the Society of Friends of Cancer Patients, Vice President of the Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women, Chairman of the Sharjah Business Women Council and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Pink Caravan Riders.