Sisi directs early detection of hearing loss for newborns


Mon, 27 May 2019 - 12:08 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the UNGA- Reuters

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the UNGA- Reuters

CAIRO - 27 May 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed Monday the early detection of hearing loss by conducting hearing screening routine for newborns to facilitate future follow-up and treatment of children.

This came during his meeting with Minister of Health Hala Zayed and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat to discuss cooperation with African states in the health field.

According to a statement issued by presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi, Sisi ordered intensifying efforts aimed to transfer Egypt's health and medical expertise to other African countries.

The meeting also reviewed the latest developments in the implementation of the president's initiative to eliminate virus C, as well as the initiative to examine school students to detect malnutrition diseases, and the future program to be implemented under the auspices of the president for the early detection of breast cancer.

The Health Ministry has vowed to completely eliminate hepatitis C from Egypt by 2022.

In January, the minister unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries that have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.



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