Prof. Dr. Karima Elshamy has a doctorate degree in nursing science from Cairo University, Egypt (DNSc). She is A. Prof. of Medical Surgical Nursing and a Head in Charge of Gerontology Nursing Department; she was a Head in Charge of Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt. She represented AORTIC Nursing of North Africa since 2009 – 2011, and from 2011 - 2013 she was AORTIC Vice President of Oncology Nursing, and now she is AORTIC Vice President of North Africa. Dr. Karima is a member of AORTIC Education and training committee. Dr. Karima is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cancer Policy. She is Accreditation Reviewer in Ministry of health, Egypt from 2004 till now and shared in reviewing and accreditation of many health agencies in Egypt. She has more than eighteen years in teaching experience for under and postgraduate nursing students. Dr. Karima Elshamy is a trainer of academic staff of Mansoura University, Egypt. She is also a trainer for all nursing categories all over Egypt and outside Egypt. She is a founder and executive director of the Egyptian Society for Promotion of Women’s Health (ESPWH). Also she is an expert and consultant of infection control and has extensive experience in open heart and chest surgeries. Prior to her academic work, she has worked as a manager of cardiothoracic intensive care unites Cairo University, Egypt for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in open heart and chest surgeries.
Dr. Karima Elshamy 'focus work and research on the prevention and control of diseases through awareness and early detection programs especially for cancer, cardiac, hypertension and occupational diseases, also for infection control, quality and accreditation. Dr. Karima Elshamy has high hopes for her country, as well as all Africa and plans to concentrate on public health and oncology health program management at Egypt. The major health challenges facing Egypt as well as all Africa are preventable diseases such as cancer diseases especially in rural areas where many people lack of access to medical care and health information due to financial and culture restrains and lack of health education programs. Most health policy mainly focuses on treatment; however, Dr. Karima Elshamy envisions that she and other health personnel can improve health outcomes especially rural women through comprehensive health awareness, early detection and promotion programs.
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