Corporate Social Responsibility

IDH is committed to operating in a way that recognizes the interconnection between business growth and the needs of the communities it operates in. The Company provides free or discounted diagnostic services to thousands of people every year. In parallel, it collaborates with charitable organisations around the country to provide access to medical service, nutrition and education to hundreds of families in need, while also supporting the renovation and expansion of medical facilities around the country.


Founded on the principle of providing quality medical assistance and services to better the lives of individuals and the community at large, IDH views corporate social responsibility initiatives as an extension of its core purpose, with the aim of improving the communities in which it does business.

The Moamena Kamel Foundation for Training and Skill Development was established in 2006 by Dr. Moamena Kamel, a Professor of Pathology at Cairo University, founder of IDH subsidiary Al-Mokhtabar Labs, and mother of the CEO, Dr. Hend El Sherbini. IDH commits up to 1% of the net after-tax profit of the subsidiaries Al Borg and Al Mokhtabar to the Foundation.

The Foundation focuses in particular on making a difference in the lives of residents of Cairo’s Al Duweiqa community, along with several other villages across Egypt. The Foundation deploys an integrated program and vision for the communities it helps that include economic, social and healthcare development initiatives with primary services that include:

  • Female empowerment initiatives ranging from supporting Baheya Breast Cancer Hospital to providing loans for entrepreneurial women
  • Free healthcare clinics
  • Educational services for the children of Al Duweiqa community
  • Providing food for families in need of such assistance
  • Coverage of running costs for the ICU at Cairo’s public-sector Kasr El Aini Hospital


IDH has also been expanding the reach of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in recent years to include:

  • IDH  in collaboration with the Egyptian Food Bank launched its Food Program & Nutritional Support initiative providing suitable nutritional components to the families in need in various marginalized areas. IDH employees supported in the distribution and packing of the nutritional boxes. The programme has so far supported more than 103 thousand people.
  • Financial and in-kind support for under-privileged families across Greater Cairo and Upper Egypt regions.
  • Financial and in-kind support to the Egyptian people during natural disasters.
  • Ramadan Iftar (feast) meals to underprivileged Egyptians during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • IDH’s other social development and inclusion initiatives have included partnerships with Elsondos People with Disabilities Orphanage, Rotary NGO, and Al Asmarat Medical Center. Through these partnerships, IDH provides free and discounted medical tests to underprivileged Egyptians in need.
  • Financial support to unemployed citizens as part of the Egyptian government’s Covid-19 response plan.
  • Through its project “Thank you”, the Company offered discounts on Covid-19-related tests for medical personnel to help frontline workers during Covid-19 crisis. The programme provided discounted tests to more than 17 thousand healthcare workers.
  • Additional services to Kasr El Aini Hospital that include providing medical supplies to the ICU and other units; monthly incentives for nurses in the ICU; and 12-20 hospital beds; donation of medical devices and equipment to the ICU and kidney dialysis units.
  • Financial and in-kind support to El Manial Hospital.
  • Financial and in-kind support to Cairo University’s hospitals.
  • In cooperation with Maxim foundation, Al Mokhtabar supported the renovation of the paediatric section in El Abasseya chest hospital helping to expand the hospital’s capacity.
  • IDH, in collaboration with Ibrahim Badran Foundation, has for years been providing high-quality medical support for more than 11 thousand patients through 149 conveys with the participation of volunteers from IDH staff.
  • Through the International Medical Laboratory Scientists (ASCPi-MLS) Training Program launched in collaboration with the American University in Cairo, IDH has provided 84 chemists and technicians through six training cycles with key training in the fields of haematology, chemistry, microbiology, and blood banking. The Company also offered on-the-ground training inside IDH laboratories, and aided in the candidates receiving their American Society of Clinical Pathology certificates.
  • Sponsorship of events organised by the Egyptian Paralympic Committee.
  • Strict adherence to government guidelines for the treatment and disposal of medical waste.