What do you do when it is time for that baby to arrive and all the power goes off? Well, we pray of course – but unfortunately in Egypt this is not an infrequent situation and it can be life-threatening. We urgently need to purchase a new emergency generatorsfor HMH Menouf and move the older, smaller generator to HMH Sadat City.
PAACS provides a systematic, 5-year programme of academic, clinical and technical training in general surgery and will enable participating Egyptian doctors to experience surgical training at the same level of competency as surgical trainees receive in North America.
The Nile Delta has the highest incidence of Hepatitis C in Egypt, with 20-25% of the population carrying this disease without any symptoms. The early detection and treatment of hepatitis C, a ‘silent’ disease, is crucial.
Breast cancer accounts for 38% of cancer cases among women in Egypt, and breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. A study about breast cancer rates in Egypt by the Women’s Health Group at Boston Medical Center concluded that “simple and relatively inexpensive measures of increasing awareness and improving early detection alone could improve survival rates dramatically.