Rabat - 12 June 2013
HRH Princess Lalla Salma, president of the Lalla Salma Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer, accompanied by HH Sheikha Fatma Bint Mubarak, president of the UAE Women's General Union and Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, inaugurated, Wednesday in Rabat, the Sheikha Fatma centre for gynaecological-mammary oncology at the National Oncology Institute affiliated to the Ibn Sina University Hospital.
The creation of the centre is part of the partnership between the Lalla Salma Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer, the Ministry of Health and the Ibn Sina Hospital, with the financial support of HH Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak.
The new structure will provide specialized care for gynaecological-mammary cancer, train doctors and conduct scientific research in this field.
The construction of the new center, which spans on 5,190 square metres, has mobilized a budget of 58 million dirhams, including 43 million dirhams as a contribution by the Lalla Salma Foundation and 15 million dirhmas from the Ministry of Health and the Ibn Sina Hospital.
The center consists of five entities: a central pharmacy, a unit of 7 consultation rooms and a colposcopy room, a gynecological-mammary cancer surgery, a hospitalisation service and a research unit.
The different units of the centre are expected to accommodate 20,000 annual medical consultations, 650 surgeries and 1,200 hospitalizations.
HRH Princess Lalla Salma awarded the Lalla Salma Foundation International Prize to HH Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak, in recognition of her efforts in the fight against cancer in Morocco. A documentary was also screened in honour of HH Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak.