Last Update 0:2
Thursday, 21 February 2019

Egypt's Minister of Health inaugurates groundbreaking public women's cancer center in Cairo

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Jun 2018
Egypt's Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din (C) at the inauguration of the center (Photo: Ministry of Health)(Photo:Ministry of health's spokesperson)
Views: 3994
Views: 3994

Egypt's Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din inaugurated on Monday the Women's Cancer Center at Nasr City Hospital for Health Insurance, the first such public center to be established under the auspices of the National Health Insurance General Authority.   

At a cost of EGP 91 million, the center aims to provide a variety of health services for patients, including chemotherapy and surgeries for breast and uterine tumors.

The Baheya Foundation, an Egyptian NGO dedicated to cancer treatment, opened in 2015 as the country's first private hospital specialising in women's cancer.

Baheya, located in Giza, provides free services for its patients and is funded by public donations.One out of every 12 Egyptian women will suffer from breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.

More public cancer centers are set to be opened soon in various governorates, according to the health ministry.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.