King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF)

RED NOSES International


Primary contact: Rana Ghafary, Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs Department


Phone: 00962799343820

Secondary contact: Rawan Khoury, Advocacy and Policy Manager


Phone: 00962796269628



Type: Charity
Focus Region/Countries: Arab Region/MENA/SWANA
Sector: Health


The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit, national foundation founded in 2001 by Royal Decree and headed by HRH Princess Ghida Talal. HRH Princess Ghida presides over all management functions and operations of the KHCF and the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), along with a board of trustees comprised of a dedicated group of prominent volunteers who are experts in the fields of health, economy, and finance.

The Board of Trustees oversees the work of:

  • The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) – Fundraising, Advocacy and Development
  • The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) – Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research


Providing the best comprehensive care for cancer patients in Jordan and around the Middle East.
Raising awareness about the importance of early detection and cancer prevention.
Providing nonprofit cancer insurance for treatment at the KHCC.
Performing scientific research for the purpose of lowering mortality rates and alleviating the suffering brought on by cancer.
Fundraising to support KHCC’s mission.


KHCF is dedicated to saving lives with the highest standards of comprehensive cancer care and control and engaging society in the fight against cancer in Jordan and the region.


The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) is the largest community-based organization fully dedicated to combating cancer in Jordan. Below are the most prominent aspects of KHCF’s work:

  • Fundraising and Development: KHCF has established programs to raise donations locally, regionally, and internationally in order to fulfill its mission of saving the lives of cancer patients. The Foundation also provides financial and psychological support to underprivileged patients who are admitted to KHCC.
  • Gaining Support: The Board of Trustees devotes its efforts to fighting cancer regionally and internationally. In 2011 and 2018, His Majesty King Abdullah II appointed Princess Ghida Talal to represent Jordan as a special envoy to the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which was held in New York.
  • Cancer Care Insurance: The Cancer Care Insurance scheme provides members who were diagnosed with cancer with guaranteed treatment coverage at KHCC at a moderate annual subscription fee. The insurance welcomes all nationalities with no age limit. It is the largest social nonprofit insurance scheme to cover cancer treatment in Jordan.
  • Awareness: KHCF leads Jordanian efforts in raising awareness on the importance of early detection and cancer prevention by promoting smoking cessation; adopting a healthy lifestyle; following a balanced, healthy diet, and exercising.


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