Name: Osman Fathi Osman, M.D.
Current Positions: Consultant Plastic Surgeon Taif Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Former Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Al-Hussein University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Visiting Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Fakhry Hospital, Al-Khobar and Soliman Fakih Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
International Referee for Plastic Surgical Activities and Staff Promotion at Universities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Consultant Plastic Surgeon at El-Helal Hospital and Abo-Alreesh Hospital for Children in Cairo, Egypt
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Medical Insurance Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Al Hada Armed Forces Hospitals, Al Taif, Saudi Arabia
M.B.B.Ch. Al-Azhar University, Cairo November 1973
M.S. in Surgery Al-Azhar University, Cairo September 1977
Ph. D. in Surgery Al-Azhar University, Cairo June 1981
M.D. in Surgery Al-Azhar University, Cairo September 1985
UNITE NATIONS for ELDERLY CARE
With the ascension of life expectancy particularly in high income countries, and its impact on health economics, the required staff for medical, social and assistance in elderly care is rapidly raising. On the other hand at some developing countries there are available specialized staff ready for training and qualifying, through a will arranged and supervised programs even at their own countries.
In this article the author briefly demonstrates the progress of the ageing and elderly care over the last decade in Europe and Japan.
On the other hand he demonstrates the recent demographic situation at one of the developing countries, taking Egypt as an example, in which about 61% of its populations are below the age of 30 years. There are also large number of universities, and institutes qualifying doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other hostelry services, which are not fare from the internationally accepted levels.
The author suggested a project of high rank cooperation and investment between high income country and a selected developing one, through a supervised program of training, qualifying and deploying staff for elderly care including even language acquisition.
He demonstrated how such program will be of great medical, social, and economic help for both countries. The program could involve doctors, nurses, paramedics, hostelry and other elderly care services.
The program can qualify elderly care personnel for services at either the high income country, or may be at an established elderly care and tourist community, specially designed and supervised at the developing country itself. The project could be on governmental, institutional or private (NGOs) bases.
It is expected that through the competition between the developing countries to adopt and the high income countries to arrange and perfect such programs, selection of best cadres for elderly care services will be easy and effective.
As a conclusion, it is expected that these programs will help to alleviate the size of the problem and may add a tourism touch for the elderly care at the high income countries, and on the other hand will enhance medical and tourist services economics at developing countries