Under the auspices of the Minister of Health, HE Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al Sabah, KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) – inaugurated the Late Sheikha Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Center.

The center was built with a donation of KD 7 million made by Masharee Al Khair Charity Organization on behalf of KIPCO Group. This is the first center in the Gulf region to be dedicated to stem cell research and the storage of umbilical cords.

The facility, located adjacent to the Maternity Hospital in the Sabah Health Zone, is built over an area of 12,000 square meters and includes testing and research laboratories, blood and cord storage banks, research and medical libraries, as well as a lecture theater.