Egyptian medical convoy carries out 107 eye operations in Kenya

MENA and Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Sep 2018

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Members of the Egyptian Medical convoy to Western Kenya (Photo: The Egyptian Embassy in Nairobi)

An Egyptian medical convoy has wrapped up a week-long visit to western Kenya, where it carried out 107 ophthalmology operations.

The convoy from the Higher Education Ministry consisted of doctors and professors from the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, said the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi on Monday.

The visit comes within the framework of Egypt's interest in promoting cooperation with African countries in various domains, the embassy added.

The Egyptian medical team worked on exchanging experiences with local doctors, according to the statement.

During the visit, a cooperation protocol was signed by the faculty and the Kenyan government.

According to a report in the Kenyan Daily Nation in 2016, an estimated 224,000 Kenyans are blind, while another 750,000 are visually impaired, out of an estimated population of 48 million.

 

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