Use Technology Better, Get Better Healthcare in Egypt
In its most recent Country Cooperation Strategy for Egypt, the World Health Organization identified “inefficient use of available resources” as one of several challenges facing the public health-care system in the country.
In a significant step to help address this issue and to more generally boost the quality and availability of healthcare services in the country, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Planning and GE Healthcare have signed a partnership agreement to boost the country’s healthcare technology management system.
This includes a proposal to establish a Biomed Center of Excellence for Egypt that would be supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and that has the potential to significantly enhance biomedical services across the country.
The partnership agreement seeks to enhance and optimize technology use and performance, and provides scope to develop new health technology policies; to measure the clinical effectiveness and productivity of health technologies, and to address technology management services, such as education and training.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, a feasibility study for the establishment of the Biomed Center of Excellence will be conducted in phase one, prior to the development of a strategic operating plan that will see the launch of the center in phase two. The center would be run by the Ministry of Health and Population in cooperation with GE and the WHO.
The signing of the agreement took place during the Egypt Economic and Development Conference reflecting GE’s commitment to support the country’s vision in driving development across sectors.
For more than 40 years, GE has been a partner to Egypt’s health-care and broader economic and social development. Read more about GE’s enduring commitment to helping Egypt overcome its toughest challenges and achieve its most ambitious goals.