Press photos- Sir Magdi Yacoub delivers a speech at a ceremony for launching his new campaign
CAIRO - 30 May 2019: Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation launched a campaign in May to raise fund for building a new heart centre in Cairo.
A set of remarkable scientists and public figures took part in the campaign such as professor Magdy Ishak, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda, among others.
Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation supports Aswan Heart Centre in Upper Egypt and is raising funds for the future Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre in Cairo.
Besides providing urgently needed cardiac care, the centers impact the region and continent by advancing scientific understanding through research and building human health capacities with training programs.
“We do our best to save the lives of thousands of children creating a cardiac healthy environment,” Sir Yacoub stated.
“Joining together to build the new center will ensure that every child and family has a chance to thrive in health, regardless of wealth, race or religion. It is a critical step for greater justice and equality on behalf of the most vulnerable,” Yacoub further elaborated.
The new center will cost an estimate of $150 million and will include 300 beds, hence expected to upgrade network care capacity from 33,000 to 140,000 outpatients and from 4,000 to 17,000 inpatients annually.
Moreover, training capacity will grow from 550 to over 2300, dramatically increasing the sector’s workforce.
“We are raising funds to construct and fully equip the center, as well as build a fund to ensure the long-term sustainability of our operations to best serve children and families seeking care,” explained professor Ishak.
“We have secured $90 million, and it’s our hope that generous friends in Egypt, the Gulf Region and the United States will push us over the finish line in the next 2 years,” Ishak added.
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