Sewedy calls UN for a “Humanity Burn Free day”; receives ICSB Presidential Award


Wed, 03 Jul 2019 - 09:20 GMT

Ahl Masr Chairwoman, Dr. Heba El Sewedy,attended the ICSB annual meeting at the United Nations in New York

Ahl Masr Chairwoman, Dr. Heba El Sewedy,attended the ICSB annual meeting at the United Nations in New York

Ahl Masr Chairwoman, Dr. Heba El Sewedy,attended the ICSB annual meeting at the United Nations in New York which is held in celebration of the International day for MSMEs. During her speech she used the opportunity to call on the United Nations for the institution of a “Humanity Burn Free day”. An International day that recognizes the challenges of burns globally and celebrates the victims will to survive as well as give them hope for a better future

Dr. El Sewedy was awarded the ICSB Presidential award in excellence in recognition of Ahl Masr’s contributions towards burns and trauma victims and the NGOs efforts to include them in the society. The award recognizes outstanding models of social innovation that help scale solutions to support vulnerable and marginalized people in need.

El Sewedy commented on the award saying “Ahl Masr is proud to receive this award on such a significant day, in particular, we are honored that our work to empower burn and trauma survivors has been recognized in the context of the SDGs.” Ahl Masr was selected for their work in supporting burn survivors and advocating for them.


“The Council always seeks to showcase the success stories in entrepreneurship globally” Says Ahmed Osman President of ICSB. He added “the model of Ahl Masr Non-profit Trauma and Burns Hospital has been appreciated by the global society and a number of countries, especially in Asia, asked to study the possibility of implementing it in their countries with concentration on integrating the victims in society through helping them to start their small businesses.“

The foundation has worked on prevention, treatment and reintegration for thousands of burn victims and survivors. Launching multiple campaigns and initiatives with a focus on awareness and prevention in addition to treatment. Amongst the most significant contributions were initiatives to reintegrate survivors back into the community by creating programs that provide survivors with sustainable income. To El Sewedy this is not enough “burn survivors are barred from schools, jobs and normal outings” awareness on the issue of burns will help to create a more inclusive environment for burn survivors.


About Ahl Masr
Established in 2013, Ahl Masr is the first Non-Profit Organization in Egypt and the Middle East to focus on Burn Prevention, Treatment and Reintegration Ahl Masr also aims to revolutionize the concept of development and sustainability in the field of healthcare in Egypt. With its focus on building one of Egypt’s and the Middle East’s largest projects ever, Ahl Masr Non-profit Burn Hospital, the world’s largest non-profit burn hospital located in Egypt and serving the Middle East and Africa. to be built at New Cairo city on a built area of 45,500 m2, all fundraised and managed by Ahl Masr to face the growing need of specialized burn care in Egypt.



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