US government assists in cancer treatment [Archives:2003/688/Local News]

November 24 2003

A press statement distributed by the US Embassy to Yemen said that the US government had donated substantial funds to support cancer treatment in the country. “In a ceremony at the oncology center in the Al Jumhuri Hospital in Sana'a, Alan Misenheimer, Charge d'Affairs of the U.S. Embassy, made a donation in support for the non-profit organization, Charitable Establishment for Supporting Cancer Centers. The donated funds are to go towards the cost of supporting the oncology unit of the hospital.” the statement said.
Mr. Misenheimer stated during the ceremony that the US government “is committed to help improve and expand medical treatment for cancer patience in Yemen.”
“The donated funds came from the U.S. Embassy's July 4th celebration fund. For several years, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa has chosen to aid a local charitable organization in celebration of American's Independence Day on July 4th, in lieu of holding a formal event.” the embassy source said.