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A new partnership to reduce carbon emissions through telemedicine and increase e-health services
A new partnership to reduce carbon emissions through telemedicine and increase e-health services

Ain Shams University headed by Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Meteini, announced its participation in Sanofi to reduce carbon emissions by providing electronic health care services, which will lead to communicating with a larger number of patients for diagnosis and treatment without the need to meet the treating physician face to face, and thus reduce transportation of various types that It is a cause of carbon emissions, and the press conference and protocol signing ceremony witnessed by Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saoud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, and Prof. Dr. Ghada Farouk, Acting Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Dr. Osama Mansour, Acting Dean of the College of Medicine and Chairman of the University Hospitals Board of Directors.

Sanofi has provided an electronic platform to support access to health care services using a new experimental application in Ain Shams University Hospitals for remote treatment of patients with eczema dermatitis and asthma.

Studies have proven that there is a strong relationship between saving the carbon footprint and the average travel distance for the patient.

Dr. Mahmoud El-Meteini, President of Ain Shams University, stressed that all future partnerships with the private sector will have a primary goal of providing better health care for the Egyptian citizen, and perhaps the university’s partnership in the telemedicine program is a major development within health care services, and constitutes a unique experience to reduce the carbon footprint. And the Covid-19 pandemic was also credited with accelerating its spread, while research showed that healthcare contributes between 4-5% of greenhouse gas emissions annually, and that sustainability and climate change are already a reality, as telehealth can be an opportunity to work from In order to reduce healthcare carbon footprint by reducing transportation and different types of carbon releasing activities, a strong relationship was found between savings in carbon footprint and average travel distance savings.

For his part, Dr. Ahmed Hegazy, General Manager of Sanofi Company for Specialized Care in Egypt and Sudan, said that health is a state of physical, psychological and social integration, not only the spread of disease, stressing that the company’s role is not limited to society in providing transformative treatments, but includes raising patients’ awareness and supporting healthcare professionals. to meet the needs of patients.

He added that the COP27 climate conference represents an ideal opportunity to present the best examples and initiatives to reduce climate change, noting that this partnership represents a new milestone in the company's journey and achieve positive results for patients and the environment. Sanofi always strives for our communities as we are driven by one purpose, which is Follow the miracle of science to improve people's lives.

Then Ms. Ghada Michel, Head of Sanofi Communications and Social Responsibility Sector, explained that our partnership today is a reflection of the company's strategy for social responsibility. The remoteness and availability of medical consultations using electronic platforms, which leads to reducing visits between the patient and the doctor, which will reduce carbon emissions