Hospital 57357 provides all its services to all children with cancer for free. The 57357 Foundation which is responsible for fundraising and ensuring the sustainability of the Hospital is a legal independent non-profit entity registered under the social solidarity ministry. The mission of the 57357 institution is to build a sustainable foundation to prevent and combat cancer through Research, Smart Education and Quality Healthcare provided with passion and justice to alleviate the suffering of children with cancer and their families Free Of Charge.
Hospital 57357 accepts all children with cancer regardless of race, creed, or social background on a first come first served basis . There are three clearly spelled out criteria for admission: the child’s age is between 0 and 18, he or she has not received any treatment before and is referred to the Hospital as a potential cancer case. We don’t admit patients according to the severity of their condition , as we are not an emergency hospital. For us, all cancer cases are urgent, and priority is given to the first comers. The patient’s journey of admission starts at the out-patient clinics where tests are carried out to confirm the cancer diagnosis. If admission criteria are met and a place is available at the hospital, the patient is admitted immediately. If there is no room at the Hospital, the patient is put on a waiting list or referred to another cancer center if he needs urgent care.
North American statistics indicate that there is one child with cancer in every 330 children under the age of 18. According to Egypt’s demographics, 42% of the population are under 18 years, which means that the children segment of the population is high, accordingly the incidences of children with cancer are also high. Hospital 57357 cannot absorb all these cases. This large number of children with cancer should be distributed all over Egyptian hospitals that offer pediatric oncology healthcare services, these account for more than 17 hospitals.
Abiding by the constraints of our present admission capacity ensures that we offer the best quality care and treatment to all our patients. There is an internal waiting list which is carefully studied. As soon as a child is admitted, we make sure to allow for all his needs all during the treatment period which could extend to 3 years.
The needs are varied and could include a bed, medication, lab tests, scans, surgeries, and nutritive meals. Everything is carefully and rigorously provided for because the careful application of the treatment protocol is a vital condition for the success of the treatment.
This is an ill-founded claim, since the severity of the case cannot be determined during admission. The patient goes through medical investigation such as blood count, x-rays, blood analyses, microbiological analysis, and others, these investigations take place after the patient is admitted. The investigations will determine at which stage of the illness the patient is .In some cases, the patient may start the treatment being at the first stage, then he might not show improvement in response to medication and become a critical condition case.
Statistical data in 57357 indicate that the most common type of cancer in children is leukemia or cancer of the blood, then brain tumor followed by lymph nodes cancer. Please find below the Hospital’s recent over-all survival rates for each type of cancer disease: Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) 76.4% Whilm’s tumor (cancer of the kidneys) 83.45% Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph nodes) 94.48% Non-Hodgkin’s disease 82.06% Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML) 51.87% Retinoblastoma 91.81% Brain tumor 61.32% Cancer of the liver 51.65% Bone cancer 59.04%
Yes, children can be cured from cancer. At Hospital 57357, a large number of them do recover and resume their normal lives, completing their school and university education and starting a career. The present average over-all survival rate recorded by the hospital is 73.4%. and it is targeting to reach soon the 80 to 85% rates of the developed world.
Cancer is not a communicable disease and only in some cases could it be transmitted genetically. Cancer is the result of a disruption in the multiplication of white blood cells. This could be a genetic predisposition inherited from preceding generations or it might be the cause of environmental lifestyle factors such as smoking, bad nutrition, radiation, infectious disease, absence of physical activity.
The Hospital is specialized in the care and treatment of only children with cancer to which it offers all services for free. But some medical services such as diagnostics, labs, and radiotherapy could be provided to the adult population against payment within the Hospital’s service surplus scheme and is considered another source of revenue besides donations.
There exists a variety of ways and programs through which people can donate to the Hospital:
On-going Sadaka or Sadaka Garia and this program is divided into:
1. Charitable Wakf: where money is blocked in a trust fund and the interest on it is benefiting a charity work. In this scheme, you can share with whatever amounts without any minimum requirement.
2. Naming opportunity program: The donor can choose a location/equipment/training program to which he or she will allocate the donation. In gratitude to the donor, his name or the name of the person he wants to honor is put up on a plaque on the element of his choice. This scheme is outlined in a legal contract between the donor and 57357 Sponsor a sick child program This program aims at making available constant donors whose on-going donations would cover costs of patients’ treatment including lab tests, surgeries, scans, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, artificial limbs, social and psychological support
Money Zakat: Dar AL Efta’, an Egyptian religious jurisdiction authority has ratified the giving of money zakat to Hospital 57357. This money would be spent to cover the costs of equipment, medication, treatment costs, hospital stay, surgeries and others Corporate donations This program aims at securing a constant source of revenue by attracting the largest number of firms and corporates both national and international to become on-going charity partners of the Hospital through their participation in the one-pound fundraising program and other donation schemes which help to cover the costs of treatment.
Monthly Donation program: This program aims at securing a steady source of revenue to cover treatment and operational costs in the form of monthly installments. You can choose to participate in the program through contributing monthly with either a fixed or variable amounts. This program supports the hospital in areas such as infection control measures including necessary vaccinations for patients and research studies which aim at improving patients’ outcomes.
Are staff salaries paid out of the donations received by 57357 According to a verse in the holy Kuran , staff employed by a charitable institution such as 57357 have the right to receive their salaries out of the donations that are collected for the benefit of this charity, each according to its position and to what he deserves. It is noteworthy that physicians working for the Hospital are on a full time basis and they are dedicating all their time to the Hospital.
Students are admitted according to registration priority, school year, and student ranking. There is no room for special or personal favors with respect to admission.