CCHF & CCHE Overview

CCHF & CCHE Overview

The Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation (CCHF) 57357
The CCHF 57357 is a legal independent non-profit organization with a vision “to be the unique worldwide icon of change towards a cancer-free childhood.” The CCHF mandate is to develop and oversee the strategic direction and financial support of the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) widely known as Hospital 57357. Hospital 57357 is the largest pediatric oncology Hospital in the world in terms of capacity (320beds). It is not merely a hospital but a leading example, a change agent and a comprehensive institution for fighting childhood cancer; one that is providing the highest quality care completely for free and without any discrimination.
The 57357 Institution has set new standards for healthcare and introduced new fundraising concepts for charity work in Egypt.

In collaboration with Hospital 57357’s Executives, the Foundation is ensuring the financial sustainability of the Hospital and its place as a center of excellence in care, research and expertise through its support of quality care, education and research as well as program and facility expansions. The present 57357 boards of Directors and of trustees are formed of groups of highly committed diverse eminent professionals representing medicine, education, finance, marketing, and business. It is noteworthy that the mandate of the new boards is twofold. On one hand, they seek to realize the expansion of 57357 from a pediatric oncology healthcare center to a Health Sciences Campus. On the other hand, the 57357 Institution is committed to taking a preponderant role in cancer awareness and prevention

Foundation’s mission: Building a sustainable foundation to prevent and combat cancer through evidence-based research, smart education and free quality healthcare provided with passion and justice to alleviate the suffering of children with cancer and their families.


Our Roots:
AFNCI and its relation to CCHF
Planning for the hospital began in 1998 with the formal creation of the Association of Friends of the National Cancer Institute (AFNCI) (Presently the Association of friends of the National Cancer-free Initiative) whose mandate back then was to improve the lives of cancer patients at the National Cancer Institute through facility development, upgrade and training.
The seed of the idea of a state of the art Hospital for children with cancer took root when late Professor Dr. Reda Hamza, Dean of the National cancer Institute in 1995, advised that a separate hospital would be ideal for further improving their survival rates. The primary goal of the AFNCI was to build a state of the art healthcare center that would be free of charge for all children regardless of race, creed or ability to pay.
The AFNCI board appointed a health consortium to undertake the pre-design phase which did a feasibility study, demographic survey, operational plan, staffing plan, job descriptions, and suggested governance to begin this unique project. The AFNCI were responsible for tendering and implementation of design, construction, electro mechanical, interiors, equipping, health management, and fundraising for the entire CCHE project. In 2004, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 was formed to take the hospital into the next phase of start-up and operation and is now responsible for the strategic vision and mission of the hospital and its financial sustainability

Hospital 57357
One of the major achievements in modern day Egypt is the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. The 320 bed state of the art hospital provides free services for children with cancer from Egypt, Africa and the Middle East since July 7, 2007. Following the model of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, the hospital was built and is being sustained completely by donations from generous hearted Egyptians and people from all over the world through its fundraising non-profit, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation. This project is not only attempting to increase the childhood cancer survival rate in Egypt from less than an estimated 40% to the Western rates of 75-80% overall survival, it is pursuing to create a new system of healthcare where management and treatment utilize the most scientific approaches practiced today. With 8 years of operation completed, a 73.2 % overall survival has been achieved.

Hospital 57357’s Design and Features
Eminent healthcare facility architect, Jonathan Bailey’s concept was to create a futuristic design symbolizing a new era in healthcare but also respecting Egypt’s rich culture and architecture. The design also followed the important rules of form following function and of being user friendly for staff and patients and their families. The interior theme, widely utilizing natural light throughout and the selective use of color, is intended to make the hospital an appealing place for children. In compliance with benchmark standards for pediatric oncology care, the patient rooms are single or semi-private to reduce the risk of infection for our immune-compromised patients.

  • 200 beds with expansion capabilities to 260.
  • A design that facilitates family centered care
  • Specialized clinical pharmacy.
  • Intensive Care and Bone Marrow Transplant units.
  • A comprehensive surgery department able to conduct complicated tumor surgery such as neuro, micro, limb salvage, and ophthalmic surgery thanks to latest equipment such as surgical microscope (Leica OH5) and the latest version of intra-operative ultrasound
  • A large outpatient facility able to accommodate 300 patients per day.
  • Multi specialty clinics such as pain, cardiology, dental and ophthalmology.
  • The first specialized department of palliative care, psychology, social work and psychiatry in Egypt for pediatric oncology patients.
  • The first child life program and in-hospital school in Egypt for hospitalized children.
  • The first comprehensive physiotherapy department for oncology patients in Egypt.
  • State of the art diagnostics and laboratory support: CT, MRI, PET/CT scans, nuclear medicine, blood bank, cytogenetics laboratory, virology, cord blood storage and stem cell collection and storage.
  • A fully equipped radiotherapy department.
  • A Blood Donation bank and clinic equipped with the latest machines to separate blood components and ensure a safe and constant supply of blood
  • Play areas throughout the hospital departments to ease the stress of waiting for children.
  • Designed to meet the most rigid requirements for immune compromised patients and infection control
  • Designed to meet the highest standards for environmental issues such as waste and water management and energy consumption.