Inauguration of KHCC Medical Library


Amman, Thursday March 26th 2009 – Under the patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and in recognition of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) ongoing significant support to KHCF, a ceremony was held today at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) to dedicate KHCC’s Medical Library in USAID’s honor.

As the Medical Library is such a vital, valuable and well-utilized resource for the medical community in the fight against cancer, it was chosen to honor USAID’s commitment to supporting KHCC and KHCF.

KHCC’s USAID Medical Library and its essential resources are open to doctors, patients and healthcare providers from all over the kingdom as well as to members of the general public. The library receives approximately 2000 visitors per month.

In a ceremony to mark the library’s dedication, HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, presented USAID’s Mr. Jay Knott with a plaque in recognition of USAID’s support and thanked USAID representatives by saying, “Thank you for your confidence in us and for recognizing the hard work and immense efforts of KHCF and KHCC to maintain KHCC as one of the best comprehensive cancer centers in the Middle East region. Your immense support has allowed us to maintain excellence in cancer care, bolster breast cancer awareness and research and provide crucial cancer care to Iraqi patients. This partnership with USAID is a testament to the best of America and its proven ability to be an unequivocal force for good in the lives of so many ordinary people”.

Princess Ghida also thanked the US Embassy in Amman, the Ministry of Planning and HE Mrs. Suhair al Ali, for their unwavering support of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center over the years.

Mr. Jay Knott, Director of USAID said “The King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center are recognized as regional leaders in their efforts to fight cancer.  As a representative of the American people, USAID is proud of its partnership with both institutions to advance their efforts, further strengthen their prevention and clinical capabilities, and help them create linkages with U.S. institutions to share expertise and best practices.  We are especially proud of our collaboration on raising awareness on breast cancer prevention and early detection efforts, which has reached more than 900,000 women and is improving women’s health.”

USAID representatives were taken on a tour of the library and the new five-floor expansion at KHCC.

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