There is always a room to have a positive effect on the community. Magrabi Hospitals & Centers believe in the importance of Social Responsibility and always seek to do more
Magrabi Hospitals & Centers
Founded in 1955, Magrabi Hospitals & Centers has evolved from a simple eye hospital in Jeddah, the first private specialized facility in the Middle East and Africa, to become the largest eye care network in the world, providing eye care to more than 1,000,000 patients and performing more than 100,000 sight-preserving surgeries annually.
Magrabi decided to strengthen its position of regional leadership by acquiring ENT and Dentistry practices. With this strategic move, Magrabi Hospitals & Centers further penetrated the region, combining its heritage and experience in other medical fields
In 1997, Magrabi Hospitals & Centers associated in partnership with AMI Saudi Arabia Limited (established in 1980 by The American Medical International Company that is one of the largest hospital management companies in the USA).
Magrabi Hospitals & Centers has been expanding to cover more of the Middle East & Africa, including 30 hospitals and centers in nine countries. Magrabi ophthalmology team includes more than 300 physicians, 600 nurses and 40 optometrists. The facilities host 40 operating theaters and 25 Excimer laser machines.
Over the years, MAGRABI Hospitals & Centers has become a symbol for excellence in the Eye, ENT and Dentistry care fields for its heritage, the most skilled internationally trained doctors, exceptional services, state-of-the-art technology and ultra modern facilities offering world-class healthcare.
EBSAR foundation was co-founded by Magrabi hospitals & Centers to serve to rehabilitate those with vision impairment to be self dependent and productive elements in the society.
Social and human service is the Assembly tool for achieving the goals of social and humanitarian tasks that are keen on the beneficiaries and support and working to meet the social and humanitarian needs, a humanitarian objective includes meeting all the needs of social and humanitarian benefits, psychological, training, rehabilitation and education through the bear or the financing of the value of the services that it needs under specific conditions
The Magrabi Foundation is the leading private foundation in the area of eye care in Egypt.
Our foundation builds on a more than 20 year track record. Moreover, we incorporate the rich industry knowledge and experience of the MAGRABI Medical Group, to help us achieve our goals.
- Our Vision: A Society where needless blindness ceases to exist.
- Our Mission: To provide affordable eye health care to all.
We bundle all our efforts to make this dream come true, building a comprehensive system to provide affordable eye health care to all those in need, irrespective of income, gender, religious or ethnic affiliation.
Our key activities include:
- Providing professional high-quality eye surgeries to effectively prevent or cure of blindness through our low-pay hospital, and future localized surgical centers.
- Reaching out to the poor through our local Vision Centers and Outreach Caravans, providing access to eye health care services to marginalized groups.
- Leveraging our work by offering comprehensive education & training services on all levels, including eye surgeons, para-medicals, nurses, community organizations and hospital managers.
Our work is made possible, through the endless personal commitment and visionary leadership of our founder, Dr Akef El-Maghraby.
Find below some striking facts & figures on why blindness is to a large extent “needless” and how it could be eliminated.
- The challenge globally every 5 seconds a person goes blind.
- 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide.
- 40 million people world people are blind.
- 9 out of ten blind people live in a developing country.
- 800,000 people in Egypt are blind every year, an addition 150,000 Egyptians go es blind.
- Without proper intervention, the number of blind will increase to over one million by 2020.
- 2 thirds of the blind, in Egypt, are female.
The World Health Organisation estimates that the direct economic cost of global blindness, coupled with the direct economic loss of productivity for impaired vision, over the next 20 years could equal more than US$ 300 billion.
The way forward more than 75% of all visual important can be avoided or cured cataract in the most common cause of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye; the subsequent opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye.
Cataract is conventionally treated with surgery. To date, the Magrabi Foundation has conducted close to 25,000 surgeries through its low-pay hospital and seeks to multiply its capacity to fully serve the drastic need in Egypt, and beyond.