egypt's

assessment of need

EGYPT

Within Egypt, cardiovascular disease is by far the leading cause of death out of all non-communicable diseases, responsible for 226,500 deaths in 2016 alone. Risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease continue to rise at an alarming rate. Rheumatic heart diseases are still responsible for approximately 2,000 deaths per year and of the 18,000 babies born with congenital heart disease each year, 5,000 die due to the lack of proper facilities.

Demand Constraints in Egypt

The availability of medical treatment is not sufficient to meet regional demand, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided if suitable facilities and efficient personnel had been available. Given the very large amount of demand for treatment, the board has decided to build New Aswan, a centre that will allow us to extend our efforts and train, save and impact more lives across the region. Our aspiration is to scale up operations to meet the significant, growing demand for cardiovascular treatment by those who need it most, integrating treatment, research, and talent development in a way that currently does not exist in the region. With the establishment of the New Aswan Heart Centre, we will be able to triple the service and the amount of hearts saved, all free-of-charge and with the latest technology and technique in cardiovascular medical care. New Aswan will give us the possibility to treat 12,000 patients, in contrast to 3,600 currently, and save more than three times as many lives.

our

vision

01

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 (~80,000, compared to ~22,000 at present)
  • Treat more than three times as many patients in need (~12,000, compared to ~3,600 today)
  • Save more than three times as many lives (~8,900, compared to ~2,800 today)
02

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 new Aswan Heart Centre 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.

03

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 (~9,500), 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.

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facilities

The concept for the complex has been designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster Partners, one of the most renowned international architects in the world. The design aims to create an environment that is:

Environmentally efficient and friend
Healing-enhanced
Stress-free for working and learning
Patient- and user-friendly
01

The hospital

We plan to build a new cardiac hospital with the following components:

  • 300 beds capable of accommodating 150 adults and 150 paediatric patients, in line with current demand
  • 40% of bed capacity reserved for intensive care and coronary high-dependency units
  • Integrated central hub housing five operating theatres and five catheterization laboratories, including a hybrid operating room with a state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic centre including nuclear imaging

02

Residential Buildings

  • 1,200 residential units for staff and patient’s relatives

03

Scientific research centre

  • The complex will include an integrated scientific research centre, equipped with the latest research technologies.In addition, we will build a convention centre that can accommodate up to 700 delegates, with a state-of-the-art electronic library and tele-medicine facility.

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goals

01

Expand Access to World-class Treatment

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
  • 80,000 compared to 22,000 currently
  • Treat more than three times as many patients in need
  • 12,000 compared to 3,600 currently
  • Save more than three times as many lives
  • 11,436 compared to 2,859 currently
  • If treated at our centre, a child has a 95% chance of living a normal life; without treatment, the child has a near-zero chance of survival.
  • We will continue to endeavor to reduce the mortality rates and hence improve the 95% survival rate.

02

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 new Aswan Heart Centre and more broadly throughout the region. Therefore, we have a goal to expand our training program to train healthcare professionals and scientists annually, 1,750 compared to 550 currently.

03

Develop an Advance Scientific Research Centre

  • We aspire to become a centre for innovation and 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 disease, 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 (~ 9,500), covering cardiovascular diseases 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 the convention centre to host global medical conferences.