Joint research to upgrade research schemes and healthcare provision
Within the framework of developing collaborative research work and upgrading healthcare and research schemes , the Armed Forces College of Medicine, the Military Technical College, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 and AFNCI signed a cooperation protocol in the fields of research, education and healthcare provision to exchange experiences and scientific achievements.
Major General, Dr. Ayman Sayed Alshafei, Director of the Armed Forces College of Medicine, revealed that, this protocol has been implemented within the framework of the Armed Forces pursuit to provide all means of support to the medical field of both military and civilian sectors,which would ultimately result in improving healthcare services offered to the average citizen.
Major General, Eng. Mustafa Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Director of the Military Technical College, assured the participation of the college and its specialized cadres in the fields of technology and research, to support and develop the structure of research work and healthcare services in favor of the military and the civil society.
Dr. Sherif Abuel Naga, Executive Director of 57357 Group and General Manager of Hospital 57357, demonstrated the importance of the protocol, which would apply comprehensive quality standards, and provoke a qualitative leap in the fields of medicine and research. The Armed Forces is joining in with all its aptitudes and capabilities in favor of achieving development and progress in all fields, he added, while stressing on the importance of the cooperation protocols that seeks integration and improvement of services.
Dr. Abuel Naga shared that, the overall survival rate in Hospital 57357 has reached 73.2, and that it is only through research, advanced education and increased awareness and culture of both institutions and patients that we would be able to reach world survival rates. He affirmed that the Hospital is providing educational and awareness programs for patients and their families, as one of the major challenges we face is lack of awareness of a large segment of this population.. Lack of awareness leads to non-compliance to instructions, sanitary precautions, and infection control guidelines, especially when the patient leaves the Hospital to be back home, during the treatment period. This proves the importance of fighting the cancer of ignorance which leads to cancer disease.