Dubai: Foundation Holdings, a leading healthcare and education focused investment firm, made a donation to the Al Jalila Foundation, a UAE based philanthropic organisation committed to transforming lives through medical education and treatment. Dedicated to the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, renowned for his humanitarian achievements, Bassmat Rashid Bin Saeed is a unique giving campaign that uses cutting-edge technology to recognise the donor community advancing local medical research to save patients’ lives.
Opened in 2016 as the UAE’s first independent multidisciplinary medical research centre, the Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre, brings together local and international scientists to address the region’s most pressing health challenges and to nurture a future generation of highly qualified medical professionals through offering postgraduate scholarships, research seed grants and international fellowships.
Foundation Holdings’ contribution will help Al Jalila Foundation in its cutting-edge research on cancer, obesity, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and mental health, and support the establishment of a 250-bed cancer hospital in Dubai Healthcare City.
Abhishek Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Holdings, said: “With this donation our goal is to further our impact in the healthcare sector. With our shared vision and ideology, we hope that our contribution amplifies the Al Jalila Foundation’s impact in particular in the field of pediatric healthcare.”