Telemedicine for Remote and Rural Areas in Egypt Programme

Details of the organization
Marwa El Nokrashy
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Telemedicine for Remote and Rural Areas in Egypt Programme
Despite the forward strides had been made over recent years in the Egyptian health ecosystem, the major challenge is the centralization of specialized medical services in the country’s major cities, leaving more isolated and rural communities with less than adequate medical services. As such the Central Department for Community Development/MCIT launched the TRRA programme in 2009 to provide better health care services and enhance the quality of people's lives through Telemedicine solution. The program served Siwa-oasis (average-population 23,000) and Nubia-area (average-population 50,000) and now expanding its resources to cover all remote and border areas across Egypt.
National implementation: Egypt
Completed from 01/01/2009 to 31/03/2015
Ministry of Health Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Ministry of Higher Education Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University El Kasr El Einy Hospital World Health Organization (WHO) The Arab Gulf Fund for Development (AGFUND) Vodafone Foundation Orange Group CSR Arab Doctor Unions Local NGOs in Siwa and Nuba

WSIS information
      * E-health
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Programme