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AstraZeneca Egypt and Ministry of Health partner to train physicians

AstraZeneca Egypt and Ministry of Health partner to train physicians

ArabFinance: AstraZeneca Egypt and the Ministry of Health are announcing the further expansion of the strategic cooperation and partnership under the ‘Heart Health’ initiative. This new level of cooperatin comes in advance of the comprehensive national health insurance system launch and pertains to the sponsorship of 30 physicians attending Escala Foundation training in the UK

One of the key aspects of the ‘Heart Health’ initiative is the implementation of a continuous medical education program for physicians under the supervision of medical academia and professional societies. Program includes grants for trainings in renowned hospitals in the UK as well as study of the UK National health System and diagnostics methods. In addition, program includes the establishment of a patient database for easy and accurate follow-up, as well as to assist physicians in related research.

Khaled Atef, Country President Egypt, Astra Zeneca, said: “At AstraZeneca we believe in the importance of investing in building capabilities of healthcare professionals and are are keen to support their training and upskilling, especially in relation to the latest treatment guidelines and healthcare systems. We fully support all the efforts of the Ministry of Health to develop the healthcare system and improve the services by providing a high-quality healthcare to Egyptians, training doctors and contributing to the development of medical facilities.”

Over the course of three waves, AstraZeneca is sponsoring total of 30 physicians. First wave of ten physicians was carried out in April, while the second which started on July 13, 2019 is currently under way. First part of each wave is conducted in the UK in cooperation with Escala Foundation, and is followed by workshops in Egypt conducted by the international experts and focused on referral system. Upon training completion physicians will implement the national health insurance system and train their colleagues focusing on the new health insurance regulations which will be applied in Egypt.

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