Egypt - Health

Egypt issued 3.5 mln free treatment decisions for EGP 14.5 bln in 2022: Health ministry

Egypt issued a total of 3,524,809 free-of-charge medical treatment decisions in 2022, costing the state EGP 14.5 billion, said the Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday.

Mild Omicron subvariant case detected in Egypt, says health minister

Egypt has detected its first case of a highly infectious but mild Omicron subvariant, the country’s Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said in TV remarks on Sunday evening.

SOS 57357: Egypt’s biggest children’s cancer hospital plagued by finance crisis

Egypt’s biggest children's cancer hospital 57357 -- which mainly relies on donations -- is fighting for survival as the country braces up to face the consequences of another possible devaluation of the Egyptian pound and fights to reduce the impact of the global economic crisis.

Two still seriously injured after basketball stage collapse Saturday, will require surgery

While most of the 28 victims injured during the collapse of a metal stage at a basketball match Saturday in 6th of October city have been released, two are seriously injured and will require surgery, the Ministry of Health and Population reported on Sunday.

Egypt screens 750,000 primary school students for anemia, obesity & dwarfism

More than 750,000 children have been examined since the start of this school year as part of the presidential initiative for the early detection of anemia, obesity and dwarfism among primary school students.

Sisi directs to allocate incentive packages to medical personnel in basic healthcare facilities

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has instructed the government to allocate incentive packages to medical personnel in basic healthcare facilities and to supply these facilities with the necessary equipment.

Egypt, US sign deal to manufacture insulin for lower income countries

Egypt signed a collaboration on Wednesday with the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to manufacture analogue insulin for diabetes in Egypt and to deliver a sustainable supply of insulin in low- to middle-income countries, according to the Egyptian cabinet.

Medical centre in Sharm El-Sheikh earns int’l certificate for green building

The designs of a medical centre in Egypt’s Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh has earned the international accreditation certificate EDGE for adhering to green construction standards, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Sunday.

Egypt detects fourth case of monkeypox

The Ministry of Health and Population announced on Monday that it had detected the country’s fourth positive case of monkeypox (Mpox) in a person who was in contact with the previously infected individual.

Egypt launches massive 4-day polio vaccination campaign nationwide

The Egyptian Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar launched a massive free-of-charge four-day national vaccination campaign against polio on Sunday.

New monkeypox case confirmed in Egypt: Health ministry

The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed the detection of a new positive case of monkeypox infection in Egypt of a patient aged 39.

Egypt regulates injections in pharmacies for first time following deaths

Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar issued a decree on Sunday allowing only “qualified pharmacists” to administer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections to patients at pharmacies, regulating the practice for the first time.

Egypt ranked 4th in region, 26th worldwide for medical tourism: Health minister

Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Wednesday that Egypt ranked fourth regionally and 26th worldwide in the Medical Tourism Index.

22,000 people living with AIDS in Egypt: Health ministry

There are currently 22,000 people living with AIDS in Egypt, the Egyptian Health Ministry announced on Thursday.

Egypt to launch new production line for insulin

Egyptian Minister of Heath and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Tuesday that Egypt's Medical Union Pharmaceutical Company (MUP) is launching a new high capacity production line for insulin.

Health ministry steps in to solve dilemma of administering injections at pharmacies

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population is currently working to find a way out of the legal and medical dilemmas surrounding the administering of injections at pharmacies. Many patients resort to taking medications at pharmacies to evade going to hospitals.

Egypt launches strategy to rationalise the use of antimicrobials

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has launched the National Strategy to Rationalise the Use of Antimicrobials, a step meant to address the threats of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) resulting from their excessive use, especially without medical prescription.

Egypt to launch 4-day vaccination campaign against polio to maintain its disease-free status

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Monday that it will be launching a four-day national campaign to vaccinate children against polio as part of its efforts to maintain the country’s polio-free status.

Egypt's MPs to donate their body organs after death

In a meeting on Tuesday night, members declared that they have decided to donate their body organs after death.

Over 1.6 mln women screened so far in Mother & Fetus health initiative: Ministry

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday that 1,680,000 women have been screened in the Mother and Fetus presidential health initiative since its launch in March 2020.

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