Health Ministry starts preparations for Egypt Health Tourism conference 

Shaimaa Raafat
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Egypt has held a preparatory conference (the senond), within the ongoing preparations for the International Conference on Medical Tourism “Egypt Health Tourism (EHT2023) which is scheduled to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, Advisor to the President for Health and Prevention Affairs and Chairperson of the conference, said that the aim of this conference is to revitalize tourism in Egypt and that the country has the capabilities that enable it to do that.

He stressed that Egypt has real capabilities and can provide all medical tourism services and make it a destination for treatment, but it must be transformed as an essential component of Egyptian tourism.

Taj El-Din pointed out that our goal is to benefit from the experiences of the participants and come up with recommendations to be presented to the president of the republic for approval and work to implement them.

Ghada Shalaby, the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, confirmed that Egypt is able to attract a large number of tourists for the sake of health tourism, explaining the role of the Ministry of Tourism in this field, referring to the study carried out by the ministry to make the conference a success, targeting nearly 15 million tourists annually.

She also stressed that health tourism will contribute to attracting a large number of tourists, and she said that we will work greatly to benefit from this important conference and to benefit from the experiences of developed countries in medical tourism.

Ahmed Al-Sobki, the Chairperson of the Egypt Health Care Authority and the General Supervisor of the Comprehensive Health Insurance and Decent Life projects at the Ministry of Health and Population, confirmed that the conference is a starting point for announcing the Egyptian state’s complementarity in providing services and an ideal platform for the alliance between public and private sector hospitals.

Al-Sobki stressed that we are living in the era of the comprehensive concept of the state and achieving the goals of 2030, he also indicated that the conference is an opportunity to highlight hospitals that have obtained quality accreditations, stressing that the excellence of medical service and its quality is a major factor of attraction for international patients.

He added that the conference is a real opportunity to communicate and open new horizons for strategic partnerships in medical tourism.

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