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WGO Cairo Training Center

Director: Professor Ibrahim Mostafa

Introduction:

The WGO Cairo Training Center (CTC) was established in March 2004 as an international non-governmental project in collaboration with the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). The CTC was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Prime Minister of Eqypt and national dignitaries.

Aims/Mission:

The CTC mission is to develop mutual cooperation to train physicians and young doctors from countries in the Middle East and from English speaking African countries on the sciences and techniques of Gastroenterology and Hepatology through an international non-profit, long term program based in Egypt and subject to Egyptian laws and regulations.

Facilities:

The Cairo Training Center is located in the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute. The Endoscopy Unit includes:

  • Endoscopy rooms: 6 endoscopy rooms (3 with X- ray facility)
  • 4 ERCP Endoscopes, 10 Gastroscopes, 3 Colonoscopes, 1 Enteroscope
  • 27 Working Endoscopists (12 performing ERCP)
  • 10 specialized endoscopy nurses
  • 140 - 150 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedure per week (10 - 15 ERCP). 20 - 30 Acute upper GI Bleeding cases per week (our unit is a 24 hour working unit)

Equipment used in Training Course, provided annually, free of charge:

  • Pentax provides the Center with 4 Gastroscopes, and 2 Colonoscopes
  • COOK provides the Center with 30 - 40 Band Ligation sets, 30 -50 Injector needles
  • Local Pharmaceutical companies provide all drugs used e.g. cyanoacrylate injections

Areas of Training:

  • Therapeutic Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • EBM & Medical Ethics

Level I - Diagnostic Endoscopy
Level II - Therapeutic Endoscopy
Level III - Advanced Endoscopy

In the press:
Cairo Training Center Press Clipping 1 (Downloadable PDF)
Cairo Training Center Press Clipping 2 (Downloadable PDF)


Contact:

Center Director: Professor Ibrahim Mostafa
 
12 Roushdi Street
Bab EL Louk
11111 Cairo
Egypt
E-mail: ibrahimmostafa@egyptgastrohep.com

Further Information:

For more comprehensive information on the Cairo Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
> Cairo Training Center Information Packet (Downloadable PDF)

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Faculty and staff of the inaugural course at the WGO Cairo Training Center.
Faculty and staff of the inaugural course.

Professor Ibrahim Mostafa demonstrating techniques to trainees at the WGO Cairo Training Center.
Professor Ibrahim Mostafa demonstrating techniques to trainees.

Group picture outside of the WGO Cairo Training Center.
Group picture outside of the Cairo Training Center.

Faculty and participants of the First Ultrasound Course at the WGO Cairo Training Center.
Faculty and participants of the First Ultrasound Course at the WGO Cairo Training Center.

Faculty and participants of the First Colonoscopy Course at the WGO Cairo Training Center.
Faculty and participants of the First Colonoscopy Course at the WGO Cairo Training Center.

The WGO would like to give special thanks to Pentax and COOK for their support and sponsorship of the WGO Cairo Training Center.