File Photo: Minister of Health Hala Zayed (Photo courtesy of Health Ministry)
Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed travelled to Paris on Saturday to discuss means of boosting medical cooperation with France, a statement by the health ministry read.
Zayed is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a twinning partnership between the Egyptian Cancer Institute (Dar El-Salam Cancer Centre) and France's Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology, ranked the best in oncology in Europe and the fifth worldwide.
The twinning agreement, the first of its kind for Egypt, is meant to facilitate the transfer of expertise for the benefit of Egyptian patients as part of the presidential initiative "100 Million Health,” the statement added.
According to the agreement, a clinic will be opened at the Dar Al-Salam Cancer Centre, the Ministry of Health's main centre for the treatment of breast tumours, in cooperation with the French institute, ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed said.
The clinic will enable women to undergo all medical examinations in eight hours, Megahed said, adding that Zayed will also discuss in Paris opening similar clinics nationwide.
Zayed is in France with Presidential Health Adviser Awad Tag Eddin and ministry officials.