Partner News: King Abdualziz Unversity in Jeddah launches Chair of Women's Health Empowerment
A new initiative supporting women’s health rights in the Middle East, a Chair of Women’s Health Empowerment, has been announced by King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The program, the first of its kind in the region, has been funded for three years by Saudi businessman Sheikh Mohammed Hussien Al-Amoudi and will be chaired by Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, head of the Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer (SMHA-CEBC), a scientific partner in the Breast Health Global Initiative’s (BHGI) global alliance of international organizations.
With a stated mission “to empower women with knowledge of their health rights,” the focus of the chair will include cancer patients’ rights, particularly breast cancer patients; reproductive health and safe motherhood; adolescent sexual and psychological health; and underserved women’s health, including women with physical limitations. Full Article>>
Saudi Breast Center and U.S. Cancer Research Institute Expand Partnership to Address Cultural Obstacles to Healthcare in Middle East
Al-Amoudi Center in Jeddah and Seattle-based Breast Health Global Initiative at FHCRC strengthen research ties through qualitative research
A unique U.S.-Saudi Arabia scientific partnership, that began in 2010 between the Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer (SMHA-CEBC) at the King Abdulaziz University, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Seattle, Washington, U.S.-based Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Hutchinson Center), a pioneer in cancer research and home to three Nobel Lauretes, developed further over the summer, through the vision of Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, CEO of the SMHA-CEBC, breast cancer survivor and rising global advocate, when she joined the scientific ranks of the Hutchinson Center in Seattle as the first Visiting Scientist, under the auspices of the BHGI. Full Article>>
Right: Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, BHGI Visiting Scientist, meets with Dr. Larry Corey, President and Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, August 2011
BHGI SCIENTIFIC PARTNER: Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer, King Abulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
SHMA-CEBC is a Scientific Partner in the BHGI global alliance of leading organizations on the global forefront addressing breast cancer through implementation science to improve breast health outcomes for medically underserved women.
||Pilot Project SMHA-CEBC: BHGI Situation Analysis Qualitative implementation science project, to develop readiness assessment tools, will be coordinated through the BHGI with Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, CEO, SMHA-CEBC, Chairwoman of Scientific Breast Cancer Chair, Associate Professor and Consultant obstetrician gynecologist, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia |
Video: BHGI Key Collaborator Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, Saudi Arabia, speaks about breast cancer care in her country.