Tuesday, 19 October 2021

H.E. Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister for Health and Population in Egypt, visits Siemens Healthineers’ manufacturing premises in Forchheim, Germany

Siemens Healthineers is a long-time partner to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population

H.E. Dr. Hala Zayed, and Dr. Bernd Ohnesorge, President of EMEA Siemens Healthineers discussed the transformation plans of the healthcare system in Egypt, focusing on the Egyptian Presidential Initiatives

Cairo, Egypt, 17th October 2021

During her last visit visit to Germany, H.E. Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, visited Siemens Healthineers main manufacturing site located in Forchheim, Germany. H.E. was accompanied by Prof. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, Advisor to the President for Health and Preventive Affairs, Dr. Ahmed El-Sobky, Chairman of the General Authority of Healthcare and Dr. Hossam El-Masry, Medical Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. Mohsen Taha, Head of Central Administration and Therapeutic Medicine Affairs and Dr.Khaled Megahed, official spokesperson for MOHP along with other members of high-level governmental delegation.

During the visit, H.E. Dr. Hala Zayed met with Dr. Bernd Ohnesorge, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens Healthineers, Michael Schmermer, Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers, Egypt and Subzone, Tarek El-Sheikh, Head of Sales, Siemens Healthineers, Egypt and Subzone and other key management members from Siemens Healthineers, to discuss the vast opportunities for collaboration and the potential for growth and expansion in Egypt’s healthcare system.

Of the many topics discussed during the Minister’s visit, women’s health and providing access to care in remote areas through decentralized care provision using state-of-the-art mammography, telehealth services and mobile solutions were the focal points of the discussion between the two parties. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health and Population discussed the plan to supply 24 mobile trucks, each to include a CT system to support people in rural villages as part of the Haya Karema “Decent Life” presidential initiative.

H.E Dr. Hala Zayed highlighted the importance to create training programs for radiologists in Egypt, hosted by Siemens Healthineers experts, to intensify knowledge exchange and to encourage international publications of joint scientifc research between the ministry and the Siemens Healthineers, as a means to document diagnostic methods using cutting-edge technologies. Following the discussion, H.E. Dr. Hala Zayed and the delegates toured the main manufacturing site of Siemens Healthineers where medical and diagnostic devices are produced.

“As a global medical technology leader in diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and digital health, we truly value our business relationship as a long-term strategic partner to the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt,” said Michael Schmermer, Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers for Egypt and Subzone. “Siemens Healthineers is honored to be visited by H.E. Dr. Zayed at our headquarters in Germany and we are proud to have a strong presence in Egypt that enables us to serve our customers and ensure that patients across the country can receive the highest level of quality care.”

“Siemens Healthineers’ solutions support the Ministry of Health and Population in their endeavours to provide access to high quality healthcare to as many people as possible, including in remote areas, which is a key element of Egypt Vision 2030,” said ​Tarek El-Sheikh, Head of Sales, Siemens Healthineers, Egypt and Subzone. “We are committed to support Egypt in transforming its healthcare system in the coming years and look forward to an even closer collaboration with the Ministry of Healthcare and Population.”

About Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalizing healthcare.

Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology.

These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients.
In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €14.5 billion and adjusted EBIT of €2.2 billion. Following the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. the company has approximately 66,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.