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Cairo Marriott Hotel partnering with the Magdy Yacoub Foundation

5 May

As part of Marriott International initiatives of the Spirit to Serve the Community, the Cairo Marriott Hotel has started a partnership with the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.

Magdi Yacoub foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by the world renowned surgeon professor Sir Magdi Yacoub providing free medical services to the less privileged in Egypt and throughout the region in cardiovascular disease.

In April 2009 the Aswan Heart Centre project was founded by the Magdi Yacoub Foundation, to provide free medical services for those in need. A project of great significance to the Egyptian people, it places emphasis on making available state of the art facilities, resources, research and scientific methods to provide heart patients especially the unprivileged – with the highest of care available today.

The Cairo Marriott Hotel team visited Mrs. Anissa Hassouna, Executive director of the Magdi Yacoub foundation at their head office in Cairo, where she presented a video of the Aswan Heart Center and explained how it developed and improved over the years, having some of the highest tech medical equipment in the world.

The contribution provided by the Cairo Marriott hotel will be directed for a child’s surgery. The team was very inspired that by the end of the meeting they were planning a visit to Upper Egypt to have an actual tour of the center in Aswan.