Qatar Airways commemorated the opening of its new ward with a special ceremony held under the patronage of HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad, Special Advisor to HM King Abdullah II, at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman, Jordan.

Following the inauguration of the ward, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar Al Baker, together with other officials of the airline attended the 2019 Hope Gala event of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), also sponsored by Qatar Airways (Diamond Sponsor and Official Airline Partner). The Gala aimed to raise funds to support the vital work of KHCF.

Qatar Airways in Jordan

On the occasion of the inauguration, HRH Prince Talal thanked Qatar Airways for its belief in the lifesaving mission of KHCF and KHCC, and for its dedicated and generous support, which has had a great positive impact on the centre and which helped save lives of KHCC patients.

HE Akbar Al Baker said they are honoured to support the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center and its efforts to fight cancer.

I applaud their work to provide patients with the treatment and care they need to beat the disease, as well as its efforts to prevent cancer from developing into its later stages through awareness-raising on a regional and international level.’

He said that the opening of their new ward at the KHCC demonstrates their commitment to the Jordanian people and the region.

It is one small way Qatar Airways can give back to the local community and contribute to this important cause.’

The KHCC Qatar Airways Ward

The Qatar Airways Ward will serve leukaemia in-patients in 24 state-of-the-art rooms. The naming of the ward is testament to the longstanding and fruitful partnership between the airline and KHCF/KHCC.

In the past, Qatar Airways has supported the foundation and centre through donation of cutting edge lifesaving machinery and medical equipment. Representatives from the airline, including various characters from the Oryx Kids Club, have also visited KHCC on several occasions, to distribute gifts to children undergoing treatment at the centre.

Jordan has become one of Qatar Airways’ most important markets since it launched its first flight to Amman in 1994. Today, Amman is served by 17 flights per week. Over 400 Jordanians are also employed by the Qatar Airways Group.

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