Commitment to Action

Raising Awareness of Cardiovascular Disease in Aswan

Commitment by

Magdi Yacoub Foundation

In 2015, The Aswan Heart Centre committed to implement an awareness campaign in the City of Aswan and its surrounding villages to spread more awareness on cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that the best outcomes after heart attacks are seen in patients who receive treatment as early as possible. In order to address this fact and fill a gap in its current strategy and operations, Aswan Heart Centre will create an educational outreach and awareness program to focus on heart disease. Aswan Heart Centre will offer doctors and paramedics basic life support and advance life support trainings to help them quickly identify symptoms of an acute heart attack so that patients may be transported to an ER for treatment. In addition, this campaign will also raise awareness on the importance of eating healthy, exercising, and not smoking.

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Commitment

Raising Awareness of Cardiovascular Disease in Aswan

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$500,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

EGYPT

Commitment by

Magdi Yacoub Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Pan African Society of Cardiology