Honoring the Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention (KSSCP) “choosing the Cancer Patients Fund” as a pioneering project

Honoring the Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention (KSSCP) “choosing the Cancer Patients Fund” as a pioneering project
By the Ministers of Social Affairs/Social Development in the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf countries
– The Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention has adopted pioneering projects in awareness-raising and charitable work.
– More than a quarter of a century of continuous giving for cancer patients
The Cancer Aware Nation (C.A.N) has become a role model in the region

Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention, President of the Cancer Patients Fund in the Society, spoke from Riyadh, expressing his pride that the KSSCP and the (Support for Cancer Patients) project, presented by the Cancer Patients Fund at the KSSCP, won the project award. The pioneer in the field of social work in the voluntary sector from the State of Kuwait, in the constructive initiative established under the auspices of the Ministers of Social Affairs in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, in the meetings of the ministerial committees held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 9/25/2022. Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh mentioned The President of the KSSCP, President of the Fund, said that the Fund’s support for patients was launched since 1994 with the aim of alleviating the burden of cancer on patients and their families, knowing that the number of cancer patients in the State of Kuwait, according to recent statistics, is more than 2,800 patients annually, half of whom are residents. negatively on their lifestyle, it was necessary to direct continuous support to patients, and Dr. Al-Saleh added that the assistant The services provided by the Society’s Cancer Patients Fund range from monthly aid to the patient whose file the fund receives from the social service at the Kuwait Center for Cancer Control, including his medical and social report to determine his condition. The fund also provides to cancer patients, especially the poor, the costs of x-rays and examinations required of specialized doctors to develop a treatment plan with The Fund provides psychological and social specialists to provide psychological assistance to the patient as well as to his family through supportive groups. The Fund also allows a cancer patient who has reached the late stages of his disease to travel to his country to be among his family, with the Fund bearing all the costs related to that, while giving the patient an amount that helps him to live in his country until his condition stabilizes, Dr. Al-Saleh explained that in addition to caring for the patient financially and psychologically, there is a special interest in the spiritual aspect, which is represented in conducting free Umrah trips for cancer patients with their companions within a delegation that includes specialized medical and administrative teams based on providing the best services to facilitate Umrah trips for these patients. Umrah trips have been launched Blessing since 1999 and benefited more than 1500 patients and their medication.

Photo: His Excellency Minister of Social Affairs and Development Mr. Fahd Mutlaq Al-Shariaan
And His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf

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