3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

  Three Egyptian doctors have been banned from practicing medicine for three years by the Primary Disciplinary Board of the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate.   The decision made by the board comes from evidence that shows that these doctors have been using the, now infamous, “Kofta Gate” device (commonly known as Kofta Aids), invented by Egyptian […]

You Can Now Get Medical Advice via Snapchat in Saudi Arabia

You Can Now Get Medical Advice via Snapchat in Saudi Arabia

With Snapchat taking over our lives, Saudi doctor, Khaled Al-Tawala, decided to take things to the next level. The medical specialist at King Khalid Hospital in Saudi Arabia decided to utilize Snapchat to help people that are in need of medical consultation but can’t go (or afford to go) to hospitals.     Al-Tawala offers […]

Why You Need a Digital Detox and How to Start One

Why You Need a Digital Detox and How to Start One

  Does technology make you feel very anxious to the point that you sometimes wish the earth could swallow you? If you just nodded your head then you need to listen up.   We’ve spoken to Dr. Pablo Vandenabeele, Bupa’s Clinical Director for Mental Health, as he shares his views with us on the link […]

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

  “They’re not like us,” the latest offering from Doctors of the World says about Syrian refugees. The short film aims to show the truth about them, which is, they’re just like every single one of us. “I’m a father,” “I’m a husband,” “I’m educated,” the refugees say.   Through interviews, Doctors of the World tries […]

Egyptian Doctors Should Not Have to Protest For the Basic Right of Dignity

Egyptian Doctors Should Not Have to Protest For the Basic Right of Dignity

Thousands of Egyptian doctors have been protesting this week against police abuse and brutality. In an unprecedented solidarity move, the syndicate has expressed its anger after video footage surfaced of a doctor being assaulted by policemen. Last Friday, an urgent general assembly session was held discussing the recent abuses against the Matariya hospital doctors. The […]

Why the Egyptian Hospital Scandal Is the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to Us

Why the Egyptian Hospital Scandal Is the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to Us

Excuse me, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, but I don’t buy for one second that you were remotely surprised by the horrific state of the medical premises in Egypt, for any citizen over 30 years old must have encountered the so-called sterile green rooms once or twice. Fourteen years ago, I came face to face with […]

6 Misconceptions of Marrying a Doctor

6 Misconceptions of Marrying a Doctor

One of the cruelest jokes of the universe is Grey’s Anatomy. The show deluded everyone into believing that doctors have intriguing lives, time for dramatic relationships and dazzling haircuts. For the past 12 years, I have been surrounded by real-life doctors and, let me tell you, anyone familiar with the field would never intentionally marry […]

18 Signs You’re A Struggling Egyptian Doctor

18 Signs You’re A Struggling Egyptian Doctor

There is something unexplained between Egyptians and medical schools. No matter how much they see doctors suffering, working night and day only to make, may I call it, a complimentary salary, society still brain washes us into wanting to be doctors because, according to them, it’s all about prestige. Let’s forget about the very few […]

Private Hospitals in Egypt

Is it a hospital? A clinic? A day care center? An apartment? Maybe it’s a butcher house? Would you send your pet there? I’d rather not. Having slaved at one of Egypt’s largest private healthcare institutions, my sharp observations led me to the conclusion that the public is clueless about health care. We are aware […]