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Minister of Higher Education meets with the President of the Physiotherapy Syndicate to discuss ways of cooperation in supporting physiotherapy services

- Discussing the expansion of assigning graduates of faculties of physical therapy to all university hospitals

- Encouraging faculties of physiotherapy in universities to establish partnerships with prestigious foreign universities

Prof. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, convened a meeting with Dr. Sami Saad, Head of the Physical Therapy Syndicate, and a number of members of the Syndicate Council, in the presence of Prof. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of University Hospitals; to discuss many important professional files related to physiotherapy, and to face challenges related to the labor market and graduates, at the Ministry's premises.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister stressed the importance of cooperating with the Syndicate and providing all means of support to improve physiotherapy services, in the interest of the Ministry to raise the efficiency of the health system and provide the best medical services to citizens.

Prof. Ayman Ashour also referred to the demands and proposals of the union members to develop the physiotherapy work system, as the meeting dealt with a number of important issues, including: expanding the assignment of graduates of faculties of physiotherapy to all university hospitals.

The meeting discussed the importance of encouraging faculties of physical therapy in private and public  universities to establish partnerships with prestigious foreign universitiesm in order to improve the education and training system. The meeting also dealt with the importance of establishing specialized physiotherapy offices in university hospitals similar to those in educational hospitals and institutes, as well as establishing distinguished programs for faculties of physiotherapy in the fields of therapeutic nutrition, sports medicine, competitive therapy, and occupational therapy.

During the meeting, the minister indicated that a cooperation agreement was signed between New Cairo Technological University and the British University of Strathclyde in the field of prosthetic devices and prosthetic limbs, pointing out that the ministry seeks to work on preparing professional and educational research cadres qualified to work in this new industry, which is prosthetic devices and prosthetic limbs, pointing out that there are new study programs in the field of prosthetic devices and prostheses in three technological universities, namely: (New Cairo Technological, Delta Technological, and Beni Suef Technological), in addition to Galala University.

For his part, Dr. Sami Saad, President of the Physiotherapy Syndicate, thanked the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for his efforts and constant keenness to communicate with the unions to ensure the achievement of the desired goals to support and upgrade the health system, which will reflect positively on the services provided to citizens.

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar indicated that the Egyptian Health Council organizes post-university vocational medical education processes in all current health specialties, and the development they witness, in a way that contributes to improving the quality of health services provided to citizens, within the framework of achieving the sustainable development strategy and the vision (Egypt 2030), explaining that the establishment of the council in the Ministry of  Health will ensure getting benefit from medical expertise, and scientific and academic training will ensure job opportunities for graduates from medical teams in various specialties.