In 2017, SAMS expanded its operations in Egypt through a partnership with the Ain Sham University in Cairo to provide critical cardiovascular interventional procedures to those in need across Egypt. Additionally, SAMS has recently partnered with the American Board Certified Doctors of Egypt. SAMS and ABCDE volunteers will provide medical training to host physicians and health professionals.
SAMS provided medical care in Egypt for the first time on a medical mission in November 2017. During the mission, SAMS volunteers provided interventional cardiology procedures, using Ain Sham University’s fully equipped catheterization lab. The five volunteers used stents generously donated by Medtronic. The mission also signified the first time that SAMS has performed electrophysiology and inserted pacemakers on a medical mission. Throughout the mission, 51 patients received care, including 38 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary interventions, and 10 patients who underwent EP procedures. 65 stents were placed and 3 diagnostic catheterizations were performed.
In 2018, SAMS will expand its programs in Egypt to reach a greater number of vulnerable individuals in need of lifesaving care.
We will be announcing the 2019 dates shortly.
To apply for a medical mission please read over the Frequently Asked Questions and then submit your volunteer application (below) to [email protected].
Once you receive an acceptance letter from our Missions Coordinator, please submit the following documents: