Minister of Health Hala Zayed attends meeting with members of the Parliament's African Affairs Committee - Egypt Today/Khaled Mashaal
CAIRO - 17 May 2019: Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed has announced sending 25 tons of medicine and other medical requirements to Sudan, in addition to 50,000 Hepatitis C treatment bottles to Eritrea and 30 packages of various medicines to Djibouti.
Zayed also noted during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli that the ministry sent medicine for the treatment of Malaria and transferred Egyptian expertise to African countries to treat Malaria, Hepatitis C and AIDS.
AIDS (aka stage 3 HIV) is a condition that may be developed when the HIV virus manages to cause serious damages to the immunity system.
CAIRO – 5 September 2018: Egyptian Minister of Health announced Tuesday a national plan to eliminate the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS) in Egypt by 2030.
The ministry also sent medical teams to prepare for the establishment of Hepatitis C treatment centers; these teams visit four African countries every month, Zayed said.
The ministry established in Chad an eye treatment center equipped with a modern device to treat cataract, a dialysis machine and a device to treat Hepatitis C, Zayed said. Also, the ministry sent 1,000 children's glasses and 1,000 adult glasses.
Moreover, a medical team was sent to Somalia to train Somali cadres in the field of childhood and motherhood, in preparation for helping Somalia establish a center for motherhood and childhood at the request of the Somali government.
In 2018, Egypt has been elected as chair of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government for a one-year term in 2019.
In March, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi announced a new initiative to eliminate Hepatitis C among 1 million African citizens.
"The Health Ministry is establishing 13 centers to treat African people from Hepatitis C (HCV)," spokesperson for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed told Egypt Today in April.