SDG Campaign: Project No. 2 by Dr. Alkharafi

Dr. Alkharafi received her dental degree (Bachelor of Dental Medicine) from Kuwait University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2009. After completing one year of craniofacial genetics and stem cell research, she earned her Master of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, USA. She was the recipient of the “excellence Award” in research from the University of the Pacific in 2012, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2016. She is currently working at Jaber Alahmad Hospital in the Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Alkharafi is a mother of two, loves football, and has a passion for women’s rights and social justice.

Project that “will” be implemented (postponed due to covid 19 lockdown )

The Kuwait Brain Tumor Charity

 Although brain tumors are one of the most lethal, they are rare compared to more common cancers such as breast or prostate cancer, thus it does not receive enough funding to develop better treatment options. The main outcome of this project is to raise donations that would focus on promoting research both locally and internationally. Not only do we help patients receiving much needed treatment, we also focus on funding research that help understand its cause, early diagnosis, and treatment. we strive to elevate our patient’s quality of life, decrease the burden on the individual and the family, in addition to that on the health care system.

SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

  • 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines for all
  • 3.b: Support the research and development of medicines for non-communicable, provide access to affordable essential medicines

3.d: Strengthen the capacity of all countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks