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Initiative to support National Cancer Institute with AED 33 million

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, and the support of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, and Chairperson of the Big Heart Foundation, the Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), the Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has announced it will donate 160 million Egyptian pounds (around AED 33 million) to develop the main building of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Egyptian capital.

The contribution will support development and rehabilitation work of the 13-storey building of NCI in Cairo’s Qasr Al-Aini Street. The work will increase the hospital and outpatient clinic capacities, improve the level of services provided to patients, reduce waiting lists and focus on treating children with various cancers, in addition to expanding free services. 

The support is the largest single donation received by NCI in its almost 50-year history and reinforces the extensive relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.