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The idea of establishing a full-fledged medical city was initiated by Dr. Hassan El Kalla -an internationally recognized leader in public health, education, and business development- in efforts to transform healthcare in Egypt while also contributing to economic development. The idea has been translated into an unprecedented project that will cater to both local and international needs. Dr. Hassan El Kalla is the founder of Egyptians for Healthcare Services, Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA), Futures Educational Systems (FES), Badr University in Cairo (BUC), Edu Systems International (ESI).
Dr. El Kalla is also the leader & founder of “Cost Recovery Project & Quality Improvement Program” in the Ministry Of Health & Population. He is the founder and chairman of the Egyptian Society for Quality in Health Care (ESQua), and President of GS1 Egypt. El Kalla was the First Undersecretary of the Curative Care Sector of the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. He was a key member of the Health Policy Committee which laid the foundation for health sector reform and the re-engineering for the Ministry of Health and Population. He successfully supervised the implementation of the Primary Health Care Benefit Package in Egypt.
Dr. Hassan El Kalla
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The largest market in the Middle East and growing

With a population of almost 100 million Egypt has the largest market in the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to the availability of highly qualified medical staff in all specialties.

Private healthcare services in hospitals and clinics receive 50% of the total spending on health services with a market capitalization exceeding 80 billion EGP per year.

There is a continuous increase in demand for health services of 16-35% per year with the increased demand for sophisticated and high-quality services.
There is high potential for therapeutic tourism in Egypt, where the international market is expected to reach $100 billion annually.

Aspiring Vision

To become the regional premier healthcare destination in providing integrated world class health care services to the community it serves in a safe, respectful and efficient manner.



Improving health of our people

CAPITALMED mission is to regain Egyptian leadership and glory in medicine to serve our people in Egypt, Meddle East and Africa with internationally, recognized comprehensive health care services.


• Contribute towards elevating and enhancing citizens’ healthcare
• Regain Egyptian leadership and glory in medicine – Contribute towards the consolidation of high level standards of practicing medicine
• Conduct researches and health studies
• Provide highly specialized health care services that cater to different socioeconomic classes.

Where it all started

The new city will be one of a kind destination in terms of offering unprecedented medical services at the highest standards; hence, a unique identity is essential to reflect the project’s scene. Since Pharos were the first to introduce medicine to the whole world and become pioneers, the aim was to regain that glory. Therefore, the identity was developed as a unique mix between pharaonic approach and modernity to reflect the distinctive character of the city to be recognized both locally and globally.

Project name CAPITALMED

Located in Cairo, Egypt, the city aims to be the capital for the medical services; hence “Capital” while “Med” is an abbreviation of Medicine.

Capital Med is planned to start construction by the end of 2017 on 79 acres of a new development. • The construction of the entire project will be completed 7 to 10 years on 3 phases. • Planning to launch the 1st phase in 2020. • The project secures 10,000 to 13,000 job opportunities.

Capital Med is a 2000 bed world class medical city planned to start construction by the end of 2017. Sited on 57 acres of new development across from the new capital city of Egypt on Cairo Suez road, it is poised to be an anchor and catalyst to the surrounding area. The medical city will include a 350 bed state-of-art general hospital, clinics plaza, a hotel, and 11 specialized medical excellence centers. The project will be solidly grounded in the roots of Egyptian culture, yet modern and clean in its expression of architectural and interior design.

Inspired by the natural surrounding influences, the design proposes a balance between a sustainable, low water use, native landscape and a green, shaded retreat. The desert landscape surrounding the site transitions into a low maintenance, cost effective, xerophytic landscape that creates a landscape buffer between the desert/road and the internal courtyards of the medical campus.

In addition to creative flexible, interesting, and stimulating spaces, the landscape design is supported by scientific research. This study has informed the location of the specific gardens in relation to relevant building uses, ensuring that the outdoor spaces can be utilised as an extension of the internal medical facilities.

Similar to how the Nile connects and sustains Egypt, cohesive interior elements thread throughout the campus. The continuity combines and balances the public spaces with the private patient rooms. Breaks in pattern, texture, and light, allow various types of reprieve. Understanding that a connection to nature is important during the healing process, the interiors have incorporated textures inspired by the Egyptian landscape. This connection allows for minimal stress when crossing the threshold from exterior to interior.

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