More funds to help cancer children

Updated 26 May 2014

More funds to help cancer children

Princess Adela bint Abdullah signed an agreement with The Clinics Medical Center in Riyadh on behalf of SANAD Children’s Cancer Charity on Saturday for financial assistance for the care of children afflicted with terminal cancer.
Ayman S. Halawani, chief executive officer of The Clinics Medical Center, signed the agreement on behalf of his organization.
Following the signing ceremony, the princess said that the accord is an agreement for SANAD to avail itself of financial assistance from organizations in the private sector to help children suffering from terminal cancer.
“Private sector organizations have a greater role to play in helping social service organizations to facilitate the implementation of their programs,” she said, pointing out that SANAD has plans to extend its services to a larger area in the health sector to help more cancer patients.
Talking to newsmen after the signing ceremony, Halawani said the agreement would not only look after the interests of patients, but also their parents and families. “Patients will be allowed to take clinical treatment from this facility, while counseling services will be offered to the members of the patients' family.
Located on the capital's Tahlia Street, The Riyadh Clinics is the first of a chain of medical centers. “We provide a variety of medical and health services grouped under one roof in our state-of-the-art facility. We believe that the full spectrum of comprehensive medical services, the convenience and reliability we bring to our patients have been the keys to the success and excellent performance of our medical center,” he said.
The agreement, he said, is part of the company’s commitment to community services. “We hope to extend our services to other areas in the coming years,” Halawani said.
Consultant Medical Director Tariq Al-Shenafi said the Clinics hopes to extend its services to other major cities in the Kingdom and eventually to cover the Gulf region.
He said: “Our strategy is to continue developing opportunities for the expansion of medical care, medical equipment, techniques and treatments that enable facilities, the latest medical equipment and cutting edge medical techniques and treatments.
“Our concept relies on a holistic set of complementary medical services grouped under one roof; medical procedures and services across radiology, laboratory, dermatology, cosmetics, ob-gyn, general surgery, physiotherapy, wellness, nutrition, and dentistry, in addition to a wide range of medical consultations provided by our physicians across several specialties.
“Our first center also provides certain specialized services for women revolving around lifestyle, wellness, and beauty, relying on proven medical procedures.”


British royal Meghan speaks about miscarriage in New York Times article

Updated 25 November 2020

British royal Meghan speaks about miscarriage in New York Times article

  • ‘Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few’

LONDON: Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.
The wife of Prince Harry and former actress wrote about the experience in detail in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Wednesday, saying that it took place one July morning when she was caring for Archie, the couple’s son.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”
The intimate details shared in the article are strikingly at odds with the usual policy of senior members of the British royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.
Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has never discussed her private life in any media interview in her 68-year reign.
Meghan and Harry stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States earlier this year. They have been trying to forge a new role for themselves outside the constraints of life in Britain’s strictly codified royal bubble.