AFNCI Outpatient Clinics
AFNCI Outpatient Clinics 1
To all 57357’s Friends and Partners: Support our Affiliates, AFNCI and ECN’s naming opportunity programs to ease the daily lives of NCI’s cancer patients
In recognition of its roots, the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation takes it upon itself presently to extend all forms of support to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Egypt’s reputable national cancer care institution through its affiliates the Association of the Friends of the National Cancer Institute (AFNCI), NCI’s main supporting NGO, and the U.S. based “Egypt Cancer Network 57357 & AFNCI” tax deductable non- profit(ECN). The NCI, which gave birth to the idea of establishing Hospital 57357 and in which the majority of the Hospital 57357’s physicians received their initial training is confronted with a difficult operational situation.
Two years ago, recognizing that one of the two towers of NCI’s complex needed structural reinforcement and renovation , the NCI administration took the decision of displacing some of the services offered at this tower to the other one as a preventive and safety measure for patients and visitors. This resulted in congestion and over-crowding of the fully functioning tower . Assessing that a minimum lapse of five years is needed to complete the reinforcement works, a quick solution emerged in the exploitation of a 4200 sq meter garden within the complex to build a light structure facility which would house a number of out-patient clinics (43) intended to receive an average of 1600 visitors a day. With the construction of these clinics , more space is liberated inside the main tower for lengthier and more complex Day care Services such as chemo-therapy administration.
This is the time for the 57357 Foundation and its U.S. based affiliate Egypt Cancer Network to stand by AFNCI as it is engaged in pulling resources to establish the abovementioned out-patient clinics intended for consultations and for medicine dispensation and blood draw areas. A naming opportunity fundraising program, through which donors wishing to contribute to this pressing need could donate the values of areas or equipment of their choice, is set up on both 57357 and ECN websites . link
There is an absolute urgency to speed up the construction of this facility to enable the smooth delivery of services and to ensure a healthy environment for NCI patients and staff alike. The total cost of the complex is estimated at 8 to 10 million Egyptian Pounds. Talking with Engineer Zaid Al- baroodi, who is overseeing the implementation of the complex, and who has already been involved with several renovation projects at the NCI, he reveals: “ once funding is secured, the complex would be operational in five to six months. The final design is ready and we are proceeding with the construction phase, namely the Electro-mechanical works and structure. A preliminary design was donated by Look Pavillon Firm whereas the entire design of the entire project has been donated by EHAF Consulting Engineers Firm”
Established back in the end of the nineties, the AFNCI, a registered Egyptian NGO with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, has a long list of accomplishments for Egypt’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) including a cytogenetic lab, an outpatient clinic for pediatric oncology, the first clinical pharmacy in Egypt, and the initial establishment phases of the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. AFNCI is supporting NCI in different ways: blood donation campaigns, supply of certain drugs, securing security and elevators personnel, radiology services at the CCHE, and transport of patients to other cancer treating centers. The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 was the largest project that the AFNCI undertook. From feasibility, to design, to construction and equipping, it raised the money needed and facilitated the project before handing it over to the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 Foundation. It still continues to help the CCHE today in special projects and is proud to have achieved this noble mission which has helped our children with cancer to have improved cure rates and to have CCHE regarded as a leading center for children’s cancer care.
Egypt Cancer Network 57357and AFNCI (ECN)is a U.S. based non-profit,501-c3 to which all donations are tax-deductible. Its mission is to provide resources to Egyptian hospitals and non-profit organizations focused on cancer in the areas of patient care, scientific advancement and education.
EHAF is a prominent engineering consulting firm with branches in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh & Khartoum. With over 40 years of experience in the Middle East, EHAF depends on more than 800 professionals equipped with latest technologies & state-of-the-art tools to develop quality solutions.