Under the auspices of
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Egypt and Medical Tourism Conference
Sharm El Sheikh _ Egypt
23-25 March 2017
General Khaled Fouda
Governor of South Sinai County
Prof. Mohamed Awad Tageldin
Former Minister of Health & Population
Dr. Abdel Aty Al Manaay Mrs. Amal Sobhy
Egypt’s Medical Tourism Conference, aims to Identify, acknowledge and publicize the different Medical organizations and specialized institutions across all medical specialties in Egypt. In addition to the presence of many Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy centers, all framed primly situated in luxurious facilities from lavish hospitality venues & Spas, friendly and knowledgeable staff, state of the art equipment, latest Technology, and a fully integrated system of emergency care including well equipped ambulances, well-furnished to cater for those seeking the highest quality medical therapeutic care.
With the accumulated experience and the great potential it holds, the Egyptian therapeutic institutions have the ability and capability to treat visitors from different parts of the world. Egypt is a destination known among medical students Arabs, African and European for its medical knowledge, excellence and uniqueness in the medical field. It is ranked as one of the top ten countries in the field of medical tourism in the world.
Many of the Egyptian governorates is blessed with its temperate climate, which when combines with a plethora of touristic and therapeutic attractions offer such a unique haven for medical tourists. This is obvious in many governorates such as in the South Sinai governorate which includes, Ayun Musa (Moses springs) and the Pharaoh's Bath (Hammam Pharaon). The South Sinai governorate also features the town of St. Catherine, which is uniquely characterized by its rare medicinal herbs growing naturally in this terrain. Other governorates are also well known for their touristic and therapeutic attractions as: Luxor and Aswan and the Red Sea especially Safaga, also the New Valley (Al Wadi El Gedid) governorate which embraces El Dakhla and Kharga Oasis, and last but not least, Siwa and El Farafra Springs.
Due to the unique significance of Egypt’s touristic attractions and its prime Geographical location added to its warm climate, it was decided to organize the First Medical Tourism Conference in Sharm El Sheikh. This esteemed Red Sea resort is famous for its many hotels and resorts where holiday makers flock from around the world to enjoy its sea and sun. It hosts a large number of the world’s most recognized diving centers attracting amateurs, professionals, and anyone interested to take on this sport for their pastime. Sharm El Sheikh is uniquely and centrally located at confluence of the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez on the coast of the Red Sea making it ideal for visitors from around the globe.
As Sharm El Sheikh is the largest city in South Sinai Governorate it holds a number of tourist attractions including popular areas such as: Ras Nasrani, Ras Umm Sid, Ras Gameela, Ras Kaneesah, Sharm El Mieh, Nakhlet El Tebl, besides Ras Mohammed, located south and the natural reserve of Nabaa which is located between the beautiful city of Dahab, and Naama Bay which is located at the crossroads of Asia and Africa.
Sharm El Sheikh has been named by the UNESCO among the top five cities of peace in the world. Additionally, it has been classified as one of the most beautiful four cities in the world according to the classification of the BBC for 2005.
Sharm El Sheikh features The Peace Icon Memorial, a real symbol of peace which has been designed in a technically unique way that combines modernity with the Pharaonic civilization, as a direct message for the whole world that Egypt is the land of peace and the city of Sharm El Sheikh is the icon of peace. This monument has been nominated in the Guinness book of records as the largest and longest metal art work in the world with the whopping height of 43 meters, and a colossal concrete base covered with black granite, it holds the famous Egyptian lotus flower holding 8 wings representing the main trends according to the ancient Pharaonic civilization, and inspired by the ancient Egyptian god of the sun “Ra”.
This conference is an important opportunity to explore the potential Egypt holds in the various therapeutic tourism fields. Whether for hospitalization or to take advantage of the available treatments of chronic organic or psychological diseases, the consequences of some physical diseases, to multiple capacities for diagnosis and medical treatments in various medical specialized centers operated by the most qualified calibers enjoying longstanding experience in their fields.
Egypt is blessed with its temperate weather, picturesque nature, unique historical heritage, remarkable archaeology, geographical location overlooking the coastline of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, which gives its beaches their diversities of waters and sands and salt used in the treatment of many different diseases.
Egypt holds an outstanding geographical location enriching it with unlimited elements natural resources that are root to the prosperity of medical tourism. For example the solar radiation especially the vertical rays during the summer solstice, when the Sun is perpendicularly situated over heading the Tropic of Cancer.
Also the dry moderate climate is almost consistent throughout the Egyptian terrain, and conserving it from major discrepancies and temperature variations from place to place. Moreover overlooking the two seas, gives Egypt versatility in its surrounding environment.
Egypt along its area is enriched with around 1356 minerals, natural and hot water springs, the natural characteristics of which play a vital role in the curing of many incurable illnesses. The mineral and sulfuric springs are characterized by their unique chemical composition which surpasses the rate of all the sulfur springs and mineral in the world. Additionally the availability of silt in the pools of these sulfur springs with its therapeutic healing properties of many bone diseases and diseases of the digestive tract, respiratory and skin diseases and others. It also proved a beneficial treatment in cases suffering from articular rheumatism by burial in the sand.