nfectious-disease expert Adel Mahmoud - Photo courtesy of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
CAIRO – 12 July 2018: The government named Egypt’s first and largest vaccine manufacturer after Egyptian deceased infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Adel Mahmod.
The announcement came during a ceremony held in honor of the renowned professor by the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Population and in the presence of his family.
Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs, Nabila Makram, paid a tribute to Dr. Mahmoud, who died from a brain hemorrhage in June at the age of 76.
She pointed out that Mahmoud contributed to the development of the live-saving vaccines. “The researches he conducted throughout his life have quantifiable benefit to humanity. He is a prominent icon who has worked in silence to serve people without aspiring to any personal gain.”
She stressed that there are directives from the political leadership to pay further attention to Egyptian scientists abroad, which is manifested in the regular conduct of the series of the "Egypt Can" conferences and the establishment of the Egyptian Association “Egypt Can” so that we can focus on and nurture our scientists and experts abroad.
On June 11, Mahmoud's death was announced at the Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan.
CAIRO - 22 June 2018: Egyptian-American Dr. Adel Mahmoud who had developed several life-saving vaccines died last week in New York City at the age of 76 from a brain hemorrhage. On June 11, his death was announced at the Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan.
A member of Princeton’s faculty, Mahmoud was a pioneer in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, especially parasitic infections.
In May 14, 2009, he was a member of a panel at the Woodrow Wilson School that lectured on how a pandemic can be prevented after the outbreak of Swine Flu at that time.
Additional reporting by Nourhan Magdi
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