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Statement of Need:
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) kill almost 21 million people each year (WHO)- 82% of whom are in the developing world- and by 2010, it has become the leading cause of death in these countries.
In Egypt, heart disease claims the lives of approximately 110,000 people every year which is 23% of total deaths according to the latest WHO data published in 2014.
The Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation has embarked on a truly exceptional project that is of enormous significance to the health and well-being of the people throughout Egypt and beyond.
Our core objective was represented in establishing, along the banks of the river Nile in Aswan- Upper Egypt, a centre of excellence and international standing thus, providing hope, improving life chances and serving the children, young people and adults in the whole region.
In line with this vision, the Aswan Heart Centre offers an exciting new development in cardiovascular surgery, treatment and research seeking to transfer knowledge, skills and experience across the region and help create a biomedical and innovation knowledge base which can be exported to the world at large.
Since its establishment in the year 2008, MYF has committed to build and maintain a state-of-the-art medical facility in the city of Aswan, Egypt. Which aims primarily to provide free medical services as well as giving due attention to advanced training programs for personnel while focusing on a wide variety of research opportunities.
· Offering Free of Charge state-of-the-art medical services to the Egyptian people, particularly the underprivileged and vulnerable age-groups.
· Training a generation of young Egyptian doctors, nurses and scientists at the highest international standards.
· Advancing basic science and applied research as an integral component of the program and promoting biomedical research in Egypt.