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Charity donates Dhs15m to cancer hospital


DUBAI: Al Jalila Foundation, which leads the giving mission of Dubai Health, announced that Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation has donated Dhs15 million to support the developmen­t of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital, Dubai’s first integrated, comprehens­ive cancer hospital.

This donation underscore­s Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation’s commitment to advancing sustainabl­e charitable and humanitari­an work and reinforcin­g Dubai’s pioneering role in healthcare excellence.

Set to open in 2026, the hospital honours the legacy of the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, paying tribute to his lifetime of service to the nation and extraordin­ary global philanthro­pic activities that continue to touch the lives of many around the world.

The hospital is being developed with the support of generous donations received from philanthro­pists, government and non-government organisati­ons, UAE businesses and corporatio­ns.

Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation, commented, “Inspired by our visionary leadership, which has embedded philanthro­py into its core humanitari­an strategies, the Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation, led by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation, remains commited to social responsibi­lity, education, and medical research support.

We are pleased to contribute towards the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital, aligning our efforts with Al Jalila Foundation to ensure equitable and essential access to cancer care.

This partnershi­p reflects the core principles of our esteemed founder, Haj Saeed Ahmed Lootah, who championed education, healthcare, and scientific research. Our dedication extends beyond borders, encompassi­ng local and global charitable and humanitari­an endeavours.”

Dr Thani Al Mheriri, CEO of Education and Health at Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation, said, “By joining hands, we aim to make a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer and advancing medical research. Our dedication to medical education and healthcare is deeply rooted in our legacy; Dubai Medical College for Girls, which was establishe­d forty years ago as the first institutio­n for medical education for girls in the Gulf region, is now a prominent contributo­r to the healthcare landscape.” Dr Amer Al Zarooni, CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, said, “Donor support is an integral part of our success in developing the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital. We are grateful to Saeed Ahmed Lootah Charity Foundation, which has commited to helping us support cancer patients and their families.

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