FILE- Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed
FILE- Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed

Egypt to expound successful combat of chronic diseases at G77: Health Min.

By: MENA
Sun, Sep. 23, 2018
NEW YORK - 23 September 2018: Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said that Egypt will expound its successful expertise in combating epidemic diseases at a special session for the Group of 77 and China, held on the fringe of the the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

She was speaking to the media delegation accompanying President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on his current visit to New York to chair Egypt's delegation at the UNGA meetings.

The minister also said that the national campaign will be launched for the early diagnosis of Hepatitis C virus as well as early detection of other epidemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, and hypertension diseases.

Zayed noted that all member states at the international organization agreed on an extraordinary measure that will be declared during Egypt's speech.

The most famous landmark in each country will be illuminated in red to sound the alarm over the need for seriously dealing with the epidemic diseases at the UNGA meetings, she added.

The minister also said that the Giza Pyramids have been chosen to be lit in red to mark the initiative.
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