On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan visited the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan.
The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) was established in 2001, honorably bearing the name of His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan. The KHCC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) as a disease-specific Cancer center, making it the first center in the developing world and only the sixth worldwide to earn such a distinction.
KHCC is led by the Director-General, Dr. Asem Mansour, and the Medical Director and Deputy Director-General of the KHCC, Dr. Hikmat Abdel Razeq.
According to the Royal Hashemite Court, Crown Prince Al Hussein toured the:
“…KHCC’s pediatrics facilities, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, commending the efforts of the KHCC’s staff, and the intensive care they provide to Cancer patients.
During the tour, the Crown Prince listened to a briefing by Princess Ghida, who noted that the center has become the first destination for cancer patients in the Middle East.
KHCC’s CEO and Director-General, Dr. Asem Mansour, noted that the center receives around 400 new cancer cases among children annually and hosts nearly 90 percent of cancer pediatric patients in Jordan.
Dr. Mansour added that the center has a 352-bed capacity and receives 14,000 inpatients annually, and 250,000 cases at outpatient clinics, noting that it includes over 300 specialized doctors and 1,000 nurses.
Two floors at the KHCC have been designated for child patients, with specialized clinics, intensive care units, and chemotherapy facilities, in addition to the ‘Heroes Cave’ child waiting area, which was refurbished upon Crown Prince Al Hussein’s request.“