Int’l Health Tourism Conference Closes in Administrative Capital

by Mona Yousef

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, inaugurated the International Health Tourism Conference in the Administrative Capital. Under the slogan “The echo of the past is renewed today”, the two-day conference closed yesterday.

on its opening day, Madbouly said that Egypt has started to devise an integrated developmental vision to transform many unique locations into destinations for medical tourism. He pointed out that Egypt’s first medical and health resort was launched in Giza’s El-Saff city, with investments worth $1.5 billion

The conference is headed by Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, the Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs and former Minister of Health, and the honorary president of the conference is Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai.

Ahmed Al-Sabki, Chairperson of the Health Care Authority, said that Egypt has witnessed great development in the field of healthcare, emphasizing that the public healthcare sector provides advanced health infrastructure and develops policies and regulations that ensure the quality of services and patient safety. He also said that the sector encourages health investments in various fields.

Al-Sobki added that Egypt is highly ranked in health tourism, both in its hospital and therapeutic aspects. Thus, Egypt is set to be a major hub and ideal destination for health tourism globally.

Further, he pointed out that the Health Care Authority owns green, internationally accredited health facilities in the most important tourist and coastal governorates, such as Port Said, Luxor, Ismailia, South Sinai, Aswan, and Suez. He also noted that the authority has won many Arab and international awards in digital health and health sustainability and that its system will extend to all governorates by 2030.

“We received more than 6,000 patients from foreign, Arab, and African tourists from 23 countries to receive health care and treatment in our accredited hospitals through the “We Care for You in Egypt” program. The revenue from medical tourism has increased by seven times compared to the year 2023,” Al-Sobki said.

As a vital strategic sector for improving the growth of the economy in Egypt, “We integrate with the private sector and civil society so that Egypt becomes the main destination for health tourism globally and among the major and developed countries, and in line with the comprehensive state concept of the participation of all sectors in the construction and development processes and achieving the 2030 goals”, he added.

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