Egypt sends 2nd medical aid to South Sudan


Sat, 03 Aug 2019 - 12:03 GMT

FILE- Egypt offers humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims – Press Photo

FILE- Egypt offers humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims – Press Photo

CAIRO - 3 August 2019: The Foreign Ministry's Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) sent on Friday the second medical aid to South Sudan, according to a statement issued by Egyptian ambassador to South Sudan Ahmed al-Din.

Din added that this aid is part of development programs to support the African country's medical sector, pointed out that the first shipment was sent in October.

The ambassador added that extending aid to the brothers in Sudan comes to consolidate the long-standing relations between the two Nile River nations and reflects Egypt's keenness on serving the best interest of the Sudanese people.

Other Egyptian moves in this regard include announcing the establishment of a pharmaceutical plant affiliated to the Holding Company for Pharmaceuticals in Chad in January.

Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from Hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries who have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

This initiative will help spread Egyptian medicine and open markets for it, Zayed said, adding that it offers an opportunity to export medicine to Africa and an opportunity to treat 1 million people infected with the blood-borne disease in the Nile Basin countries.

In April, The Health Ministry is establishing 13 centers to treat African people from Hepatitis C (HCV).

In January 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 April 2017, an Egyptian medical convoy including four doctors and a medical equipment engineer in ophthalmology was sent to Eritrea, and shipment included 750 cartons of food, three bales of medicine and medical supplies weighing nine tons were sent to Somalia.



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