Tawam Hospital celebrates Sheikh Hamdan Award win at Emirates Oncology Conference

WAM Al Ain, Nov 8th, 2012 (WAM) — Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, has received additional recognition for winning the coveted Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences for its work on oncology services.

On the opening day of the Emirates Oncology Conference – hosted by Tawam Hospital, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA), under the theme “Setting Higher Standards in Cancer Care” – Dr. Mohammed Jaloudi, Chair of the Hematology and Oncology Department at Tawam Hospital, received applause from his peers as he collected the Award on behalf of the department before the assembled congress of 700 oncology specialists from the region and around the world.

The Awards – established in 1999 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance – honour scientists in the region and around the world who tirelessly pursue distinctive medical research that serves the larger interests of humanity.

Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, SEHA Managing Director, said: “SEHA has worked closely with Tawam to ensure that the Oncology centre of excellence remains at the forefront of cancer treatment within the UAE and the Gulf region; We congratulate Tawam on this much-deserved award and for its dedication and commitment to superior cancer patient care over the years.” Commenting on the award, Dr. Mohammed Jaloudi, Chair of the Hematology and Oncology Department at Tawam, said: “We are honoured to receive the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences for Tawam’s Oncology Services. This award is a testament to Tawam’s Oncology centre of excellence and its well qualified, experienced, dedicated cancer care professionals who work tirelessly to provide a comprehensive range of patient-centred cancer services for patients from throughout the UAE”.

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