Tawam Hospital joins observance of World Cancer Day

AL AIN, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) — Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, and part of the SEHA Healthcare System, joins the international community in commemorating World Cancer Day 2015 with a host of activities happening on February 5th on the hospital premises and at polyclinics.

This year, the World Cancer Day campaign focuses on the theme, “Not Beyond Us” which highlights a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer as well as reiterating that there are solutions within patients’ reach. The awareness campaign also engages the individual, community and government in solidarity to make use of solutions available, eventually catalysing positive change in the way cancer is understood.

Following the goal of World Cancer Day and as a regional referral centre for oncology, Tawam Hospital will spearhead community lectures, educational campaigns amongst patients and their families, and a blood bank drive on February 5th. The hospital’s programme will focus on promoting choosing healthy lifestyle, early detection, achieving treatment for all and maximizing quality of life for all.

CEO at Tawam Hospital, Gregory F. Schaffer, said, “With all our activities at the hospital, we are happy that the community is one with us in this programme. We are also thankful for the cooperation of Mohammad Assaf in visiting Tawam Paediatrics and Adults Oncology units on February 4th, to show his support for the cause. We are truly honoured and our young patients will be more than happy to see an inspiration like him.” Assaf is a famous Palestinian singer and Arab Idol second season winner. He is a goodwill ambassador for peace with The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He was also named as ambassador of culture and arts by the Palestinian government.

Tawam Hospital is part of the SEHA Health System owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.