His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in the presence of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Founding President of the Association of Friends of Cancer Patients, Ambassador of the International Union for Cancer Control for the World Declaration of Cancer, Ambassador of the International Union for Cancer Control for pediatric cancers,
The Fifth Joint Gulf Conference on Cancer, organized by the Association of Friends of Cancer Patients, at Al Jawaher Center for Receptions and Conferences.
The conference will be held from November 21 to 23, in cooperation with the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC) and the Gulf Center for Cancer Control and Prevention (GCCCP) under the slogan “Continuum of care in cancer control & management”, with the aim of unifying Gulf efforts to develop the field of health care for cancer patients, and raising awareness of best practices in cancer care. All aspects and stages of disease control.
His Highness, the Ruler of Sharjah, during his attendance at the special dialogue session on the reference scientific center for cancer research in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, affirmed Sharjah’s continuation in supporting efforts to combat cancer at all levels of research, treatment and others, pointing out to the importance of uniting these many efforts. In order to find solutions for cancer.
His Highness welcomed the attending members of the conference and its guests, including specialists and speakers at the session, expressing his hope that the efforts will be crowned with finding an effective treatment, saying, “Many attempts and efforts have been made, and these efforts must be combined to produce a useful treatment that informs humanity that this dangerous disease has ceased to exist.” God willing. On our part, we in Sharjah, through the Association of Friends of Cancer Patients, are making every effort, not only at the level of treatments, but also at the level of scientific research, and we are keeping pace with this development in scientific research, which, God willing, will reach important results.
Dr. Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh, Secretary General of the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control, delivered a speech in which he said: “The convening of this conference reflects the advanced understanding of the health leaders in the Gulf Cooperation Council and their belief in joint work for the success of health development in our Gulf countries,” describing it as a “milestone” in the health journey. For the Gulf Cooperation Council, he said: “It is an opportunity to highlight scientific research and its importance, as it is the cornerstone that separates countries looking forward and others that are static.”
On the sidelines of the conference, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah listened to a detailed explanation of the work of some associations for combating cancer in the GCC countries, and the scientific research, specialized reports, and various publications they are working on, during his visit to the exhibition held on the occasion of the conference.
The opening ceremony of the conference began with the national anthem of the United Arab Emirates, after which the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, delivered a speech at the opening of the conference.
For his part, Dr. Ali bin Saeed Al-Zahrani, Executive Director of the Gulf Center for Cancer control and prevention, reviewed, during his speech, the regional efforts in the field of cancer control, saying: “The joint Gulf cooperation in the field of cancer control began with the establishment of the Gulf Cancer Registry Center in 1998 with the aim of providing Reliable statistical information that decision-makers and health planners rely on to combat cancer in the Gulf region, while the Gulf Center for Cancer Control was established in February 2011 to prepare and review strategic policies and evidence-based guidelines in the field of prevention and early detection of cancer.