Healthcare Training Supports Two Pillars of Egypt Vision 2030

Healthcare Training Supports Two Pillars of Egypt Vision 2030

February 27, 2019 at 01:02pm

The launch of GE Healthcare’s first training center in Egypt will do more than just help doctors improve patient outcomes. The center also will empower the nation’s workforce through knowledge transfer and improved health.

The new center, part of the global, five-year, US$1-billion GE Healthcare Education program, will initially train approximately 200 Egyptian radiologists and radiographers annually. The focus will be on diagnostic imaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and other scanner technologies.

With this world-class training, Egyptian hospitals and clinics will be able to optimize the use of their GE equipment – making for more efficient use of this equipment, delivering a better patient experience, and potentially improving healthcare outcomes through enhanced imaging results.

Both workforce development and improved healthcare are central pillars of Egypt Vision 2030, which provides a roadmap for the country’s inclusive development.

During a pilot program in early February ahead of the formal launch of the center, approximately 25 Egyptian healthcare professionals took part in a four-day technical training course. Divided into intermediate and advanced sessions, the program focused on GE Healthcare’s latest MRI and CT scanners.

Egypt’s healthcare system has seen significant progress over the last decade and, through the training center, GE is looking to build on that progress by enhancing the capabilities of the Egyptian medical community through advanced technology and skills.

For more than 40 years, GE Healthcare has worked hand-in-hand with the public and private sectors in Egypt, with more than 14,000 of its healthcare technologies in hospitals and clinics throughout the country. Read more stories about GE Healthcare’s work to enhance healthcare in Egypt and across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

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