Expand access to world-class treatment
Our vision has three main goals:
• Expand access to world-class treatment
Our goal is to meet increasing demand for cardiovascular care in the region by expanding the size of our facilities. By increasing the size of our facilities, we expect to be able to:
◦ Accommodate almost four times as many outpatients
◦ Treat more than three times as many patients in need from Egypt and the region
◦ Save more than three times as many lives
We hope, specifically, to be able to enhance the type of care that we provide to new-borns with congenital heart disease. Currently, we are able to treat less than half of all such cases. If treated at our centre, a child has a 95% chance of living a normal life. We will continue to endeavour to reduce the mortality rates and hence improve the 95% survival rate.
In addition to expanding our facilities, we plan to build a dedicated facility for tele-medicine to enhance our reach to support patients in more remote areas of Africa.
• Triple the number of training graduates
Saving lives is not only about increasing the capacity of our facilities; we also need qualified staff to provide care both at the Magdi Yacoub Global Aswan Heart Centre – Cairo and more broadly throughout the region. Therefore, we have a goal to expand our training program to train ~1,750 healthcare professionals and scientists annually (compared to 550 today), not only from Egypt, but from the region more broadly while ensuring the same level of quality we provide today.
• Develop an advanced scientific research centre
We aspire to become a centre for innovation in heart-related medical research, with the objective of reducing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in some of the poorest areas of Africa by developing advanced treatments for complex diseases. Research centre will cover among others congenital heart diseases, precision medicine topic and diseases specific to the developing world (e.g. rheumatic diseases). This research will benefit from exposure to the large number of cases we expect to treat, covering cardiovascular disease specific to the developing world as well (e.g., rheumatic diseases). We also plan to create a broader hub for talented scientists and doctors by building a convention centre to host global medical conferences.