Hadeyat Al Ata’a

Spreading Hope and Happiness

Giving Creates Stronger, Happier Communities

September 2021 Science shows that giving is the secret to living a life that is full of meaning, purpose, and happiness. Altruism is good for the soul. Helping others is good for our happiness and well-being. Giving connects us together and creates stronger, happier communities. Giving, and helping others, makes us feel part of something greater than ourselve...

Our Patient Crowdfunding Platform is Live!

July 2021 At Al Jalila Foundation my team and I consider it a privilege to be in a position to witness the impact that our healthcare programs have on patients’ lives. Health is the cornerstone to happiness and that is why our A’awen program, that alleviates the financial burden on patients and their families so that they can focus on healing, is very clos...

Recovery on the Horizon

June 2021 This year began with glimmers of hope for a brighter future and as we approach the middle of 2021 it is already proving to be one of resilience, rejuvenation and renewed hope. The UAE has been exemplary in leading a triumphant COVID-19 vaccination program as the country unites in its mission to #ChooseToVaccinate. I am grateful that this pioneering ...

Redefining Cancer Care in the UAE

May 2021 8 years ago Al Jalila Foundation Founder, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, entrusted us with his vision to be at the forefront of medical innovation and every day my team and I strive to uphold that vision. Every day we are inspired to bring hope and healing, not only to the people ...

Celebrating the Month of Giving

April 2021 I am delighted that this month’s newsletter brings us into the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of reflection, spending time with family and most importantly, giving to those in need. As we enter this sacred month, I would like to take the time to reflect on the past year and give special appreciation to our leaders who have steered us for...

Giving Hope to Kidney Patients

March 2021 11 March is World Kidney Day, a global campaign to raise awareness on the importance of kidney health. In the UAE chronic kidney disease is prevalent due to high instances of associated illnesses like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease with approximately 4,500 patients suffering from kidney failure. This month, in observance of World Kidne...

New Year. New Beginnings.

January 2021 2020 began with great promise as we looked forward to welcoming the world to the UAE with EXPO 2020. However, events turned as the world faced an unprecedented global health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic, which affected every person around the globe. 2020 certainly tested us all but even so, despite the losses and the challenges faced, we have ...

The Year of Courage, Hope and Resilience

December 2020 This year began with an unprecedented global health crisis, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected every person around the world. 2020 has certainly tested us all as it brought our world to a complete standstill as we experienced movement restrictions, many lost their livelihoods and, sadly, some even their loved ones. And even s...

Research Saves Lives

November 2020 Today, I am excited to share the progress Al Jalila Foundation is making in our continued efforts and commitment to advance medical breakthroughs to transform lives. This unprecedented year called on us to address and be a part of the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic and we responded by opening a dedicated research cycle. We are proud to announc...

#PINKtober, a Celebration for Hope

October 2020 This October Al Jalila Foundation is proud to welcome the 6th Edition of #PINKtober, in partnership with Brest Friends, which promises to be a celebration of hope that embraces creativity to spread the message that ‘breast cancer can be beaten’. We look forward to working with many new and returning #PINKtober champions who throw thei...