Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Executive Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Thursday February 6, Press Photo
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Executive Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Thursday February 6, Press Photo

FM: Egypt keen on treating Kenyan citizens from Hepatitis C

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020
CAIRO - 6 February 2020: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry voiced Egypt’s willingness to apply President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s initiative to treat 1 million African nationals from virus C in Kenya.

This came during Shoukry's meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Executive Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

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"Shoukry congratulated Omamo for assuming her new position in February, praising the bilateral relations between both countries," said Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement on Thursday.

The Egyptian foreign minister affirmed that the visit that was paid by President of the National Assembly of Kenya Justin Muturi in January 2020 reflects the strong relations between both countries.

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"Both ministers also tackled counter-terrorism efforts and other regional issues of mutual concern," Hafez said.

In April 2019, the Ministry of Health issued a statement reporting that the ministry started setting up four medical care centers in Africa starting with Chad. The project comes in implementation of an initiative launched by President Sisi to treat 1 million African nationals from virus C.

In January 2020, the minister of health announced that a total of 30,632 African citizens from South Sudan, Chad and Eritrea have been tested for Hepatitis C and 376 citizens have been provided free treatment.


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