The Commercial International Bank (CIB) Foundation will buy the latest magnetic resonance imaging device for the 57357 Cancer Hospital, according to Head of Corporate Relations at CIB Amr El-Ganainy.
El-Ganainy confirmed in the forum Thursday, entitled “The role of businessmen, companies, and banks in developing civil society’s projects”, that CIB and its Foundation believe in the role played by 57357 Hospital. He added that the bank also believes in providing the latest methods of global treatment for the children of Egypt for free.
The forum was attended by Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly and representatives of various ministries and government agencies, as well as major companies, banks and banks’ representatives.
Hospital director for research, development and external relations Sharif Abul Naga praised CIB’s supporting role in the 57357 Hospital’s success.
The forum came in the light of celebrating increasing the hospital’s capacity by 30% through the addition of 60 beds. They also celebrated opening a branch in Tanta to serve patients from the Delta governorates. A fellowship programme has also been launched in cooperation with major US institutions in childhood cancer treatment to train a new generation of doctors.
At the end of the ceremony, Waly presented the Hospital Shield to El-Ganainy as a representative of CIB.
CIB Foundation is a non-profit civil organisation founded in 2010 that aims to support health and education services for underprivileged children in Egypt. It finances comprehensive and effective development programmes to improve children’s health and provide liveable social conditions for them.
The CIB Foundation funding comes from CIB, which allocates 1.5% of its revenues annually.
CIB Foundation is currently equipping intensive care units for children in the University Hospitals of Aswan and Sohag.
Among the most prominent projects the Foundation has funded is the establishment of units of medical care for children in Abu Rish Hospital, supporting 57357 Hospital. It has also financed nearly 250 open-heart surgeries for children in the Magdi Yacoub Foundation. In addition they have supported conducting hundreds of surgeries on children and financing medical convoys in some governorates.