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    Women’s Health Outreach Program

    Last Updated: 02 Jul 2019
    The project of the mobile health care unit for women sought to make a CT scan for women in Egypt over the age of forty-five for early discovery of breast cancer, in addition to raising preventive medical awareness and joying of the total health care.

    § Early detection and raising awareness about the three major diseases that women suffer from: breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes
    § Save time, effort and cut expenses due to the patient’s transportation to the treatment centers
    § Put an end to the isolation of doctors in long distanced areas, and help transfer the diagnostic experience and help them learn more 
    § Provide a map for the disease and database to help in decision-making 
    § Insert the remote diagnostics which is one of the main goals of the Ministry of Health in Egypt to introduce remote treatment practices

    § Operate mobile mammogram units nationwide
    § Ensure the diagnostics of more than 14 thousand individuals since the launching of the campaign in 2007
    § Establish an e-portal for the project to communicate and raise awareness among women 
    § Establish a call center and hotline 19507 
    § Organize a national campaign to fight the disease and open a bank account for donations (Banque Misr- Kasr El-Einy, account number: 19507) to maintain the sustainability of the service for free 
    § Expand the project in phase 2 to reach 10 mobile units in January 2011 and 11 hospitals

    § East Alexandria Hospital 
    § Radiology Center in Suez 
    § Mansoura International Hospital in Dakahlia 
    § Public Menshawy Hospital in Tanta, Gharbeya
    § Um El Masryeen, Giza 
    § Public Helwan Hospital, Helwan 
    § Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital, 6th of October 
    § Public Assiut Hospital, Assiut 
    § Public Luxor Hospital, Luxor
    § Public Menouf Hospital, Menouf 

    Achievements in Mobile Applications: 
    Sending text messages to raise awareness among citizens about the services of the mobile units in different governorates, their locations and schedule 

    Achievements on the International level:
    § The project received an IT prize for African governments (TIGA) in 2009 for the improvement of health services using ICT tools 
    § The project was awarded the UN prize for public service in 2011 and 2013

    Related Publications
    Women's Mobile Health Unit Project
    Apr 2012
    An overview of the Women's Mobile Health Unit Project which aims at developing health services directed to women, especially in remote areas, through the effective utilization of e-health tools. The project is an outcome of a cooperation protocol signed in 2004 between the Ministry of Health and Population and that of Communications and Information Technology.

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