Baladi seeks to become the leading not-for-profit Egyptian Foundation in the field of ophthalmic care, providing much needed quality, advanced, and compassionate eye care to the under-privileged people of Upper Egypt.
At Baladi Foundation, we believe that people of Upper Egypt have the right to quality ophthalmic services, which allows them to enjoy the blessings of eyesight, to be productive members of society, and to reach their full potential.
Objectives of Baladi Foundation:
Baladi Foundation seeks offers compassionate, affordable ophthalmic care to the people of Upper Egypt through:
- The sustained access to quality, affordable, and compassionate eye care by community members in Upper Egypt (sustained quality care);
- The professionalization of a cadre of ophthalmic medical professionals in Upper Egypt, where male and female doctors and nurses are equipped to provide positive ophthalmic patient care and follow-up. (improving skills and capacities);
- Raising awareness and advocating for greater (government) attention and resource commitments to improving the quality of ophthalmic care in remote geographies throughout Egypt. (This one is about being a voice for the assurance of quality care in remote/underserved locations of Egypt).
To ensure sustained, affordable quality of care, Baladi Foundation will achieve this through the establishment of a state of the art, eye hospital and other required infrastructure in an easily accessible location for the people of Upper Egypt. Additionally, Baladi Foundation will guarantee affordability through the coverage of costs where needed, and the cap on fee for service to all patients, as well as through referral to other quality service providers. We will strive, as has been the case over the past ten years to enhance the professional medical capacity of doctors and nurses from Upper Egypt.
The professionalization of a cadre of ophthalmic medical professionals in Upper Egypt will be achieved through on the job training of select doctors and nurses. We strive to provide certification courses provided by other centers of expertise both nationally and internationally.
Baladi Foundation also sees the need for greater attention and resource commitments to improving the quality of ophthalmic care in remote geographies throughout Egypt. This will be through the continued engagement by/with MOH in promoting Baladi Eye Hospital as a model for Ophthalmic care in other remote corners of Egypt. We will also strive for increased awareness amongst the general public on the need to increase resources for health care (ophthalmic care) to undeserved locations.