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ExxonMobil Egypt collaborates with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation supporting Nursing Staff Competency

Posted: June 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Towards world-class medical services… ExxonMobil Egypt Collaborates with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation Supporting Nursing Staff Competency.

  • Dina El-Gazzar: “The center employs 80% of participants in the training course, and we appreciate ExxonMobil Egypt’s valuable contributions thriving with the medical care for patients with heart diseases.” 
  • Youssef Hafez: “Hand in hand with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, we provide training for nursing staff, hoping to see a new generation of skilled Egyptian health care providers.”

ExxonMobil Egypt has recently signed a cooperation protocol with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation. The agreement states that ExxonMobil Egypt supports the foundation to qualify and prepare a competent nursing staff, providing exceptional training opportunities complying with the latest global health care methods.

Youssef Hafez, Public & Government Affairs Manager of ExxonMobil Egypt, stated: “with utter belief in the prominence of nursing staff’s role in the healthcare system, and particularly in cardiovascular medicine, ExxonMobil offers a valuable grant for nurses. Hand in hand with Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, we promote nursing staff’s qualifications, reinforcing the foundation’s noble mission to provide free state-of-the-art service. Through this esteemed initiative, we hope to see a new generation of Egyptian health care providers who thrive with medicine, curing more children with heart diseases in Egypt and the Arab World.”

He added: “We are delighted with this alliance, fulfilling ExxonMobil Egypt’s corporate social responsibility while contributing to achieving sustainable development goals and supporting career development. This marks the company’s diligence to invest in enhancing youth capabilities, preparing leaders for the future.” 

Dina El-Gazzar, Vice President for Development and Fundraising at Magdi  Yacoub Heart Foundation, commented: “The foundation took it upon itself to qualify young professionals according to world-class standards. Through a nursing fellowship, an intensive training program, Aswan Heart Center provides nurses in the early stages of their career with the necessary knowledge to become skilled professional nurses in cardiovascular care.”

She added: “The center employs 80% of participants in the training course, leveraging their acquired scientific and practical experience. As the private sector’s role is vital for the center to offer multiple opportunities, we extend our gratitude to ExxonMobil Egypt for its valuable contributions enriching the health sector in Egypt. We appreciate the company’s dedication to help graduating many qualified health providers who will save thousands of lives in the years to come.” 

It is worth mentioning that the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free exceptional medical services in Egypt and the Arab world, treating cardiovascular diseases. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center Cairo, expected to be inaugurated by 2023, will operate with a patient capacity of over 120,000 annually, providing 12k surgeries, 60% are for children.

About ExxonMobil Egypt:

ExxonMobil Egypt has been a pacesetter in providing high-quality lubricants and fuels as well as extensive convenience retail shops to meet the expectations of Egypt’s consumers. ExxonMobil Egypt has more than 350 service stations under the brand name “Mobil”, more than 110 “Mobil 1” and “Mobil Autocare” service centers, in addition to 27 “On the Run” branches and an increasing number of “Way to Go” branches reaching 18 branches thus far. The company also offers a diverse range of industrial products, lubrication solutions & services, in Egypt and 40+ countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and the Far East; supported by two lubricant blending manufacturers in Alexandria and the 10th of Ramadan. ExxonMobil has also re-established its interest in gas exploration in Egypt and in the Eastern Mediterranean, by obtaining concession rights for gas exploration in 2020.

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About the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation:

The Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation was established in 2008 by Dr. Magdi Yacoub, to provide free medical services for the cardiovascular diseases’ treatment of those in need, especially the less fortunate children. It also provides world-class medical training to young researchers, medical doctors and nursing staff. The Foundation also promotes research in basic & applied sciences, as well as biomedical sciences; in order to integrate treatment with research & fostering talents in a unique methodology regionwide.

The Magdi Yacoub Heart comprises of the Aswan Heart Center (AHC) and The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center Cairo; the new center in Cairo being the first of its kind in the Middle East & Africa.

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