Potential collaboration between 57357 and Alexandria’s Faculty of Medicine to Benefit a Larger Number of Children with Cancer

The initiative was launched with the visit of Dr. Sherif Abou El Naga, VP for research, academic affairs, and outreach, last week followed by a reciprocal visit by a delegation of pediatric oncology physicians, surgeons and clinical pharmacist from the University of Alexandria, one of most reputable Universities in Egypt. The delegation which comprised of specialists in urology, ophthalmology, radiotherapy, pediatric oncology and clinical pharmacy was taken on a tour of the premises and met with the heads of departments for these specialties. At the end of their tour, they met with Dr. Abou El Naga to draw a road map on how to go about for this collaboration to materialize through exchanging expertise and unifying research and treatment methods with the ultimate goal of meeting the demands of increasing number of patients seeking free comprehensive quality care to maximize their chances of cure.

The materialization of this collaboration will be equally beneficial for both parties. On one hand, Alexandria’s pediatric oncologists who are embarking on establishing a new pediatric oncology facility will have the advantage of cooperating with a leading successful model for the delivery of quality care making use of 57357’s past experience and expertise. On the other hand, the CCHE will be easing the load on its Cairo premises, as this facility could be serving Alexandria and some four governorates around it. This collaboration falls within the CCHE’s vision of diffusing and sharing knowledge acquired from practice and research through a satellite system which implements international standards of pediatric oncology healthcare and treatment protocols all across Egypt.