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HRH Princess Lalla Salma Chairs Board of Directors of Lalla Salma Foundation For Cancer Prevention & Treatment

13 Mar 2019

Rabat - HRH Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, chaired, here Monday, the Board of Directors of the Lalla Salma Foundation.

On this occasion, the Council examined the 2015 financial statements and the management reports to be submitted to the Annual General Assembly of the Foundation.

The year 2015 was marked by the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Foundation, which was an opportunity to take stock of ten years of struggle against cancer.

The results of a mid-term evaluation of the 2010-2019 National Cancer Prevention and Control Plan were presented by the experts of the High Council of Public Health and the Institute of Public Health of Epidemiology and Development within the University of Bordeaux II, who conducted this evaluation.

3 October 2015 will remain a memorable day in the annals of the Foundation. Under the chairmanship of HRH Princess Lalla Salma, the Foundation organized a gala dinner under the theme 'Donate for Life'. The funds collected, intended initially to create a cancer center in Beni Mellal, exceeded the financing requirements of the project, enabling the Foundation to build a cancer center in the city of Laayoune.

The year 2015 was also marked by the opening of the Institute of Cancer Research in Fez, as well as Morocco's accession to the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization. Several research projects have been identified between the two Institutes, which will begin in 2016. A computerized platform was also developed to process calls for projects with a powerful management support and facilitate assessments by international experts.

This momentum was possible thanks to the confidence and the support of partners and donors of the Lalla Salma Foundation, to whom the Council expressed their thanks and recognition. The Council also welcomed the personal commitment of HRH Princess Lalla Salma and the excellent management of the Foundation.

The members of the Board of Directors approved the financial statements and the management report of the Board of Directors for the year ending on 31/12/2015 and decided to convene the Annual General Assembly.

In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the meeting, Latifa El Abida, Secretary General of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, said that 2015 saw a significant increase in the pace of project achievements in all its areas of the intervention of the Foundation.

For Moulay Tahar Alaoui, President of the scientific council of the Foundation, 2015 was 'a year of extremely important achievements, since we extended services to almost all regions of Morocco with the means available to doctors for treatment, diagnosis and monitoring'.

All these 'positive' achievements are the result of the policy of good governance and management implemented for years by the Foundation, he said, adding that the Foundation will further strengthen good governance and service quality.


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