File - Egyptian medical team was sent to Chad on Tuesday, as a part of presidential initiative to treat one million Africans of "C virus".
CAIRO - 8 October 2018: Egyptian medical team was sent to Chad on Tuesday, as a part of presidential initiative to treat one million Africans of "Hepatitis C", Minister of Health and Population, Hala Zayed announced.
This comes in a light of Egypt's presidency of the African Union, and its keen to open centers in a number of African countries, seeking to support them in detecting hepatitis C and treat their citizens. Egypt also aims to transfer Egypt's experience in the presidential initiative "100 million health" to eliminate Hepatitis C and detect noncommunicable diseases.
The Egyptian medical team will open a Hepatitis unit under the slogan "Long live Egypt, Africa" in the Chadian capital " N'Djamena". This medical team includes a liver and digestive consultant, a clinical pharmacist, a clinical pathologist and a systems and information specialist, spokesman for the health ministry Khaled Megahed said.
Megahed added that this medical team will train the Chadian cadres to test for hepatitis viruses and dispense treatment, adding that the team will include doctors, pharmacists and laboratory officials.
Moreover, he pointed out that a shipment of medicines for the treatment of "virus C and B" was sent with the Egyptian medical team to support the clinic "Long live Egypt Africa" at Chadian hospital, with all the necessary medical supplies and medicines.
Megahed noted that another Egyptian medical team opened a similar unit in Juba last month.