History

In its beginnings, Josaab Foundation had two main scopes of work. Josaab did not only support terminally-ill patients but actually began in providing services for both the terminally-ill patients and the premature neonates all over Egypt.

2010

The registration of Josaab Foundation with the Ministry of Social Solidarity

The first nongovernmental organization serving terminally ill patients in Egypt was registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, under the license number 7800 for the year 2010.


Collaboration with German Palliative Care and Hospice Associations

Scientific support was provided through German palliative care and hospice associations and the translation of the theory from German into Arabic in means that is suiting the Egyptian culture.


2011

Kasr El Aini and Abu El Reesh Hospitals

Josaab foundation for social development technically supported Kasr El Aini Hospital and Abou El Reesh Hospital through providing an IT system to connect the neonatal units of both hospitals together. These neonatal units are considered the largest units to offer services to children all over Egypt.


The Beginnings of the Mobile Hospice Services

In July 2011

collaborating with Global Cancer Care and El Hussein Hospital resulted in the referrals of terminally ill patients.


Collaboration with Global Cancer Care- Egypt

A written protocol with Global Cancer Care- Egypt was established and the referrals of terminally ill patients living in Embaba and Al Mounira.


2012

Supporting Neonates (Premature) through donating incubators

Josaab foundation donated six incubators to families who can't afford to admit their children to these expensive incubators to receive proper medical care. For extremely poor cases, Josaab agreed to cover 70% of the total cost and the parents would cover the remaining 30%.

Josaab foundation has donated incubators to other hospitals as well, after visiting them and fully assessing their needs. The hospitals receiving these donations include: 6 of October Hospital, Bolak el Dakroor Hospital, Moneera Hospital, St. Mary Hospital and Mansheyat El Bakry Hospital.


Recruiting the Mobile Hospice Team

During 2012, two medical doctors were recruited as Team Leaders.


Collaboration with El Hussein Hospital

A written protocol with El Hussein Hospital was established and the terminally ill patients are referred with an official medical report issued from the hospital.


Establishing Josaab Online System

An online system was established to document and report all the terminal cases that have been supported by Josaab.


Geographical expansion, reaching patients in both Cairo and Qalyubia

Josaab services have served patients living in Greater Cairo including Giza, Cairo and Qalyubia governorate.


Collaboration with El Haggana Hospital at Kilo 4.5

Josaab foundation collaborated with El Haggana Hospital at kilo 4.5, in order to provide Josaab with qualified nurses trained to support terminally ill patients.


2013

Continuing the Recruitment of the Mobile Hospice Team

During 2013, three field coordinators and a team leader were recruited.


Collaboration with Kasr El Aini Hospital

Josaab foundation collaborated with Kasr El Aini Hospital and the terminally ill patients were referred with an official medical report issued from the hospital.

Josaab also collaborated with the Palliative Care Unit at the hospital to provide pain management to some of the terminally ill patients that are in need.


2014

Buying a Land for Building a Stationary Hospice

A land was bought in order to build a stationary hospice. The land is located 49 KM on Cairo-ISmailia Desert Road and is 1500 m2 in area. It is built to receive terminal patients who don't have anyone to care for them.


Collaboration with EL Demerdash Hospital

Collaborating with El Demerdash Hospital and Josaab began receiving referrals from them.


Continuing the Recruitment of the Mobile Hospice Team

In 2014, two new field coordinators were recruited.


Integrating Caregivers

Josaab foundation integrated caregivers into serving terminally ill patients, they were provided to Josaab from El Haggana Hospital at Kilo 4.5.


Introducing Social Media

A Josaab Facebook page was launched to disseminate the idea and spread awareness about Josaab hospice services.


2015

Collaboration with Health Insurance Hospitals

Terminally ill patients were referred to Josaab from Nasr City Health Insurance Hospital and Al Mokattam Health Insurance Hospital.


Geographical expansion, reaching patients in Sharkia governorate

Josaab received terminal patients living in Sharkia governorate, and thus expanding the provision of mobile hospice services to a fourth governorate.


Documentary Film

A documentary film was made and it is about terminally ill patients receiving hospice services.


Construction of the Stationary Hospice building

The ground floor of the stationary hospice building was finished and the construction of the rest of the floors is still in progress.


2016

Furnishing the Stationary Hospice Building

A German technical expert visited the stationary hospice building and supervised in the furnishing of specific equipment that help preserve the dignity and privacy of terminally-ill patients.


Signing a protocol of collaboration with the Egyptian Healthcare Management Society

Josaab foundation signed a protocol of collaboration with the Egyptian Healthcare Management Society, the only entity, which represents the union of private health care companies in Egypt.