Global Health

Egypt (Completed Project)


Yale and the National Bank of Egypt joined together in an effort to strengthen health care delivery and improve health outcomes in Egypt. The initiative approached health systems strengthening through the lens of cardiovascular disease -- the leading cause of death, both in Egypt and worldwide. Averting the debilitating effect of these illnesses requires a strengthening of health delivery systems, together with the development of a data infrastructure to track progress and generate new knowledge about effective care strategies.

The collaboration was designed to improve quality at the hospital level, with an initial focus at the National Heart Institute, the largest public hospital for cardiac care in the country. Yale provided mentoring and technical assistance, drove improvement in hospital operations and trained local staff in fundamental principles of hospital management.

As part of our efforts to develop a strong data infrastructure, we established a registry for acute coronary syndrome across five diverse hospitals in Cairo and Alexandria. Through partnerships with Egypt’s leading universities and university-affiliated hospitals, we anticipated developing training programs to build capacity in operational and clinical outcomes research, translating registry data into new knowledge and improved health outcomes for the Egyptian people.

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Press & Publications

“Egypt project press release, English translation.”
Al Ahram Daily (the country’s largest daily), January 06, 2011. 

Tangible results in Egypt after two years of program development.”
Yale GHLI Blog, January 28, 2011.

Egypt’s medical front lines: First frantic, then calm.”
MedPage Today, February 03, 2011.

Safavi, K., E. L. Linnander, A. A. Allam, E. H. Bradley, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “Implementation of a registry for acute coronary syndrome in resource-limited settings: barriers and opportunities.” Asia Pac J Public Health 22 (3 Suppl): 90S-95S.