Stories of Hope

Saffron key in cancer treatment

Saffron key in cancer treatment

According to the World Health Organization cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and researches around the world continue to search for a cure. Al Jalila Foundation research grant recipient, Professor Amr Amin from United Arab Emirates University, has been conducting a study since 2011 and found saffron to have anti-liver cancer properties working both to stop cell division and prom...

Scholarship recipient serves the nation

Scholarship recipient serves the nation

Dr Anas Al Salami is 1 of 4 outstanding Al Jalila Foundation Scholarship recipients to graduate as part of the 'Class of 2018' from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences (MBRU). In addition to earning a Masters of Paediatric Dentistry from MBRU, Dr Anas received the prestigious 'Young Healthcare Professional Award' by Dubai Healthcare City Authority. Dr Anas’ childho...

Marwa’s heart is filled with promise

Marwa’s heart is filled with promise

Marwa, 21, had undergone a heart transplant in Germany where she stayed for more than 3 years after surgery to receive essential post-operative care. Upon returning to the UAE it was vital, as part of the treatment plan for a post heart transplant, she continue to do regular follow-ups, catheter and heart biopsy, to check if there is a rejection of the new heart. Lack of medical insurance po...

Mohammed runs forward with hope

Mohammed runs forward with hope

Mohammed Ayoub was one of our first A’awen patients, he was the face of 7EmiratesRun and the inspiration for Al Jalila Foundation's iMcan program which provides prothesis to those in need. 6-year-old Mohammed was born with severe congenital limb deformities and over the years we have watched Mohammed blossom from a shy toddler into a confident young boy. He has since joined #TeamAlJalila at m...

Research tackles world's greatest disease

Research tackles world's greatest disease

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally and it is estimated that 30% of fatalities in the UAE are attributed to cardiovascular disease. While improvements in lifestyle can support successful treatment there is much research to be done to provide better treatment options. Dr Maria Baias, Al Jalila Foundation grant recipient f...