The support provided by the “Big Heart”, the global humanitarian organization concerned with assisting and supporting refugees and needy people around the world, based in Sharjah, includes establishing and equipping the unit and providing 16 beds and advanced examination and monitoring equipment for children after cardiovascular surgery, in addition to providing medical staff. An integrated one that includes specialized doctors and one or two nurses for each patient, in order to provide the necessary care for sick children with the highest efficiency and the fastest time.
After the completion of the construction of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in Cairo, by the year 2023, the hospital will become one of the largest cardiovascular treatment and surgery facilities in the Arab world, which provides health care services, free cardiovascular operations and cardiac catheterization, as well as the scientific research that is associated with With treatment to ensure the best service for each patient, as the center will receive patients from inside and outside Egypt with a capacity of 120,000 patients and 12,000 surgeries and cardiac catheters annually, 60% of which are for children, and it will also provide practical medical training for more than 1500 doctors and surgeons through the Education Center And the training of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation for Cardiology and Research.
The efforts of the “Big Heart” come in response to the results of reports and studies indicating that cardiovascular diseases constitute a major challenge for the health care sector in Egypt, as they caused the death of more than 226 thousand people in 2016 only, while diseases of “rheumatism of the heart” cause About two thousand people die annually, and out of 18,000 children born with congenital heart disease each year, about 5,000 of them die.
Maryam Al Hammadi, Director of the “Big Heart Foundation” confirmed that the establishment and equipping of the intensive care unit for children after cardiovascular surgery at the Magdi Yaqoub Global Heart Center in Cairo translates the vision of the wife of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of the Big Heart, which is adopted by the Foundation and embodied in the affirmation of the right to advanced health care for all, and difficult financial or social conditions should not prevent it, especially for children suffering from chronic diseases that threaten their lives and their future and thus the future of their nation.
Al-Hammadi said, “We are working continuously with institutions of public interest in the Arab world and the world at large to create solid and sustainable social development conditions by providing education and health care to children and low-income social groups.”
Al Hammadi added: “In the context of our work at the Big Heart Foundation, children are a top priority, because we believe that caring for and embracing them means providing human cadres and competencies strongly affiliated with their societies and committed to the mission of building and developing their countries and ridding them of various challenges, and we hope that our contribution will lead to equipping the care unit The pediatric center at Magdi Yacoub Heart Disease Hospital in Cairo, aimed at reducing the suffering of children and their families in particular, and strengthening the health infrastructure in the Arab Republic of Egypt in general.
For his part, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub praised the donation of the “Big Heart” Foundation, stressing that it is one of the prominent institutions in the field of child care. This close cooperation ensures that medical care is provided to the largest number of them, especially as they are among the sick and most in need of immediate treatment.
Dr. Magdy Yacoub also drew attention to the good spirit of this cooperation between the two institutions and the Egyptian and Emirati sides at the largest level, wishing that the new center in Cairo would benefit much of the medical care in Egypt, and even extend its impact to include the people of the Arab world.
The partnership between the Big Heart Foundation and the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in Cairo is one of the results of the efforts made by the “Big Heart” to build a network of relationships based on coordination and cooperation between institutions of public benefit in the Arab world, with the aim of strengthening the capacities of vital sectors such as health and social care that provide Its services are for low-income groups in particular.
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