Egypt - Health

Egypt expedites legislative measures for private sector involvement in health system

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government to expedite legislative measures for facilitating the private sector’s participation in the health system to enhance its current capabilities and efficiency.

Egypt inaugurates 30-bed ICU for critically ill children, including injured Palestinians

Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar inaugurated on Saturday a 30-bed pediatric intensive care unit that will receive the injured Palestinian children as part of a humanitarian initiative to treat 1,000 Palestinian children.

Egypt approves licensing Cairo hospital as branch of prominent French cancer institute

Egypt’s cabinet gave initial approval Tuesday to a plan to turn the Dar El-Salam Cancer Centre in Cairo into the first international branch of the renowned French Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology.

UNICEF donates $1 mln to Egyptian Red Crescent for Gaza children in Egypt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday that it signed a one-million-dollar (EGP 48 million) agreement with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society to support Palestinian children from Gaza in Egypt.

Egypt, France following up on turning Cairo hospital into branch of renowned Gustave Roussy cancer institute

Egypt and France followed up on the progress of the plan to turn the Cairo-based Dar El-Salam Cancer Centre into a branch of the French Gustave Roussy National Cancer Institute.

Egypt received 44,065 injured Palestinians from Gaza for treatment: Health minister

Egypt has received 44,065 injured Palestinians from Gaza since the start of the war, nearly a quarter of whom are children, to receive healthcare treatment, according to Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar.

Egyptian healthcare system playing key role in alleviating suffering of Palestinians in Gaza: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised on Monday the key role of the Egyptian healthcare sector in alleviating the severe humanitarian suffering endured by Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing Israeli aggression on the strip.

WHO celebrates its 75th anniversary at Grand Egyptian Museum

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated on Monday its 75th anniversary at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), themed "Painting a healthier and safer future together," according to a WHO statement.

Over 12 mln Egyptians examined for chronic diseases and nephropathy since 2021: Health ministry

Some 12.3 million Egyptians have been examined since the launch of the "Early Detection and Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Nephropathy" presidential initiative, the Ministry of Health and Population announced on Thursday.

Egypt treated 2.3 million people for free in 2023: Health ministry

Egypt provided over 3.6 million free-of-charge medical treatments to nearly 2.3 million people in 2023 at the cost of EGP 20.4 billion (more than $662 million), said the Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday.

Egypt’s population growth declined by 8% in 2023 compared to 2022: Health minister

Egypt recorded an 8 percent decline in population growth rate in 2023 compared to 2022, according to a statement released by Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar on Friday.

Health ministry has received over EGP 354 mln to support Palestinians

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced Monday that the total estimated value of donations received from Arab and foreign governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to support the ministry's efforts in providing medical care to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has exceeded EGP 354 million (just under $11.5 million).

2.39 million women screened within Egypt’s 'Mother and Fetus' health initiative

Egypt's "Mother and Fetus" health initiative, a part of the "100 Million Healthy Lives" presidential initiative, has screened a total of 2.39 million women since its launch until now, the Ministry of Health and Population announced in a statement on Sunday.

Over 2 million surgeries provided under presidential initiative to end waiting lists: Health ministry

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced Saturday that 2,023,902 surgeries have been performed under President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's initiative to end waiting lists, and in line with the 100 Healthy Days campaign.

Rafah crossing receives 12 more injured Palestinians for treatment in Egypt

The Rafah border crossing received Thursday 12 wounded Palestinians and 10 of their companions coming from hospitals in Gaza to receive medical treatment in Egypt, a reliable medical source in North Sinai said.

Egypt detects first two cases of new COVID-19 variant JN.1

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced in a statement on Thursday the detection of the first two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus subvariant JN.1, following laboratory tests.

Over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza accommodated in Egyptian hospitals: Health minister

Egyptian hospitals have accommodated over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza to date, Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told the Egyptian cabinet on Wednesday.

No reported cases of new COVID-19 variant JN.1 in Egypt: Official

No cases of the Omicron coronavirus subvariant, known as JN.1, have been reported in Egypt so far, Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, presidential adviser for health affairs, said in a TV comment on Sunday evening.

Egypt equips North Sinai hospitals with advanced scanning devices to receive injured from Gaza

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday the distribution of 27 medical scanning devices to hospitals across eight Egyptian governorates, including North Sinai, in preparation to receive injured Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.

23 injured Palestinians arrived to Egypt from Gaza for treatment: Al-Qahera News

23 injured Palestinians from the Gaza Strip arrived at the Rafah Crossing for medical treatment in Egypt, Al-Qahera News reported on Monday.

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