Yuthar Mohammed Msellem Al Rawahy
Hon. Yuthar Mohammed AlRawahy was a member of the State Council and the founder and chairperson of The Oman Cancer Association (OCA), the first registered, non-governmental, non-profit organization at the Omani Ministry of Social Development. She graduated from the American University of Cairo and worked at the college of Medicine in Sultan Qaboos University in the Dean’s Office as the Medical Education Officer from 19961- 2000. Ms. Yuthar is a cancer survivor dedicated to advocating for cancer patients and their empowerment. Her organization works to create cancer awareness and acceptance and promotes early intervention though self-examination.
The Dar Al Hanan (Home Away From Home) project is her latest outreach initiative through which NACA provides accommodations for families accompanying ill children who receive treatment at the Royal Hospital in Muscat. Dar Al Hanan caters primarily to families from outside the Muscat Governorate area. In addition, Ms. Yuthar is involved in numerous community programs such as the Annual Walkathon for Cancer, a monthly cancer survival help group, as well as fundraising for OCA education and research programs. In 2009, Ms. Yuthar managed to raise enough funds to build a One-Stop Mobile Mammography Unit fitted with digital mammogram that tours the interior of Oman providing breast screening and empowering and educating women on health issues.