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Lalla Salma Foundation: Ten Years of Dedication and Commitment Against Cancer

Source : | 4 October 2015 |  News | 362 views

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By Yasyn Mouhir

Marrakech – Since its creation in 2005 at the initiative of Princess Lalla Salma, the wife of Morocco’s King Mohamed VI, Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment has been dedicated to improving medical care for patients and encouraging preventive measures, such as screening.

Infusing new hope in people with cancer, a disease whose outcome is perceived as inevitable, is the hallmark of success for the Lalla Salma Foundation during its ten years of existence.

By putting patients and their families at the heart of all their concerns, the Foundation has successfully achieved outstanding results in the field of prevention and awareness, early diagnosis, access to treatment, research, and international cooperation, through a participatory and multi-dimensional approach.

Through the structures put in place under the chairmanship of HRH Princess Lalla Salma, the Foundation has been able to alleviate the suffering of patients and significantly improve conditions for their care.

 24 earlier detection centers were created, 13 new centers are under development, six mobile units were set up, while 9 new specialty hospitals have been built, and four others are in preparation.

Through the dedicated efforts of the Lalla Salma Foundation, fear of fatality has given way to hope: the hope for cancer prevention and cure.

Lalla Salma chaired, on Saturday in Marrakech, a gala evening “A donation for life” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the creation of Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

Held under the theme of solidarity and sharing, this gala evening enabled to raise funds for the construction of an oncology center in Béni Mellal.

 The fundraising which reached 150 million dirhams will also be used to build a regional center for oncology in Laayoune.

Edited by Elisabeth Myers

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