Explainer: Egypt 100 Healthy Days check-up campaign a week after launch

Amr Kandil , Monday 3 Jul 2023

Egypt's Ministry of Health launched on 25 June a general health check-up campaign, 100 Youm Seha (100 Healthy Days), for the 105 million population.

Ambulances and mobile clinics are stationed in the New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo, to participate in the 100 Healthy Days campaign launched on 25 June to provide diverse health services to the population. Ministry of Health


As the three-month-long campaign concluded its first week, providing services to tens of thousands of citizens, Ahram Online delves into the details of such services and how to access the campaign:

- Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar launched the campaign under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

- The campaign seeks to improve the overall health of citizens and foreigners residing in Egypt by providing free health services to all.

- On Sunday, the campaign provided 75,611 services in several governorates. The total services provided under the campaign since its launch and until Friday had topped 414,000.

- The campaign seeks to promote awareness of the health services provided under the 100 Million Healthy Lives screening initiative, which was launched in 2018 to eradicate Hepatitis C and non-communicable diseases and improve the country’s healthcare system.

- Hence, the campaign aims to secure the early detection of chronic diseases at mobile clinics and healthcare centres nationwide.

- The campaign targets beneficiaries of the presidential initiatives for eradicating Hepatitis C, treating liver cancer for hepatic cirrhosis patients, and the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases, renal failure, and carcinomas.

- For children, the campaign seeks beneficiaries from the presidential initiatives to treat malnutrition among school children and children with muscle atrophy.

- The campaign serves the initiatives of supporting women’s health, providing care to mothers and fetuses and the early detection and treatment of hearing loss and impairment and genetic disorders for newborns.

- Beneficiaries of the pre-marriage medical examination initiative and the initiative to provide healthcare to the elderly will also benefit from the campaign.

- Those willing to access the campaign can visit one of the nearby health centres daily from 9am to 9pm without prior registration or call 15335 to know which health centre is nearest to their location.

- The campaign is using more than 5,000 primary healthcare units and 500 comprehensive treatment convoys to provide detection, treatment, testing and x-ray services.

- In addition, 53 mobile clinics with different specializations, including internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynaecology and dermatology, are stationed in highly populated areas.

- Moreover, six mobile mammography vehicles, a vehicle to provide MRI scan services -- the first of its kind in Africa -- and three vehicles to provide CT scan services have been dispatched.

- The campaign is meant to provide free treatment to the patients under the aforementioned initiatives, all of which are part of the broader 100 Million Healthy Lives initiative that has extended services to millions of citizens over the past years.

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