Khaled Abdel Ghaffar

Egyptian Health Ministry to move to New Administrative Capital premises in May

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 - 09:39 GMT

During the minister's weekly meeting with the top officials and heads of basic sectors at the ministry via videoconference, Abdel Ghaffar said the ministry will start its work in its new premises officially next month at the directives of the political leadership.

Egypt sees slight rise in coronavirus cases since mid-January: Health minister

Wed, 22 Feb 2023 - 09:02 GMT

Egypt has witnessed a slight and gradual rise in coronavirus cases since mid-January, Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Wednesday.

Egypt vaccinates over 3.2 million children in latest polio vaccination campaign

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 12:17 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced vaccinating more than 3.2 million children, who ages five years or less, during the latest limited vaccination campaign in Cairo and Giza earlier this month.

Egypt’s president orders allocating incentive packages for medical staff in basic care units

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 - 08:00 GMT

During the meeting, Sisi ordered providing medical staff in basic care units with all medicines and devices required to help them perform their role optimally, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

Photos: Egypt to expand production of insulin for exportation to Africa

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 - 11:27 GMT

This came during his meeting on Tuesday with Olfat Ghorab, the board chairman of the Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances (ACDIMA), on the sidelines of his inspection tour of factories of South Egypt Drug Industries Co., SEDICO Pharmaceuticals Company and the Medical Union Pharmaceuticals (MUP).

Wrong use of antimicrobials causes death of 5M citizens annually: Health Minister

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 - 01:16 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar affirmed on Monday that the launch of the national strategy to rationalize the use of antimicrobials is a step that protects the health of Egyptians from its risks, noting that the wrong use of antimicrobials causes the death of 5 million citizens globally every year.

Egypt calls for reducing antimicrobials in agrifood system by up to 59% by 2030

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 10:01 GMT

Abdel Ghaffar made the remarks during his participation in the closing session of the 3rd High-level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) held in Oman on 24-25 November.

Egyptian, Qatari ministers agree on exchanging expertise in health sector

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 03:18 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and his Qatari counterpart, Hanan Al-Kuwari, met to discuss furthering cooperation on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Doha.

Egypt opens automated vaccine storage complex with capacity of up to 150 million doses annually

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 03:26 GMT

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the complex, which belongs to Egypt’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), was constructed in cooperation with the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac over 3,180 square meters.

China gifts Egypt 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 11:32 GMT

Abdel Ghaffar’s remarks were made during the opening of a vaccine cooling and storage complex of the country’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) in the Sixth of October city in Giza.

Financial incentives to mothers choosing natural childbirth over caesarean

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 - 11:52 GMT

Egypt’s Health minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that some doctors and families prefer women to perform a caesarean section at most times; however, it’s not always the best solution for the mother.

Health min. reviews developments on monkeypox in Egypt

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 - 08:55 GMT

Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar reviewed during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday a report on the latest developments on the spread of coronavirus and monkeypox at the local and global levels.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Egypt's new Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghafar

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 - 12:56 GMT

Ghaffar will assume the position of Minister of Health and Population, who previously held the position of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health and Population.

Egypt reports average of 182 daily coronavirus infections; 17 cases died last week

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 - 02:18 GMT

Egypt has reported an average of 182 daily coronavirus cases over the period from 6-10 August and 17 cases have died during the same period, Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Thursday.

No monkeypox cases reported in Egypt: Health Ministry

Mon, 30 May 2022 - 07:47 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that no cases of monkeypox virus have been reported in Egypt so far.

Egypt says cooperation with India's Serum Institute important

Sun, 15 May 2022 - 03:49 GMT

Abdel Ghaffar gave the remarks during a meeting with the executive director of the international marketing department at the Indian institute and the institute's regional director.

Egypt vaccinates over 16M children against polio

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 - 09:01 GMT

Up to 16,223,513 children were vaccinated against polio in Egypt since March 27 and until Wednesday March 20 according to Acting Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Thursday.

Egypt’s health minister urges unified Arab efforts to achieve coronavirus vaccine self-sufficiency

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 - 02:58 GMT

Egypt’s Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar highlighted on Thursday the importance of unifying Arab efforts to achieve self-sufficiency of coronavirus vaccine in Arab countries through supporting localizing its manufacturing.

Egypt to send 500K coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinian Authority on Sunday

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 02:42 GMT

So far, the State of Palestine has reported 565,656 coronavirus infections and over 5,000 related deaths.

Egypt obtained 132 million coronavirus vaccine doses, set 1,393 centres for vaccination

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 - 10:20 GMT

In a Cabinet meeting, Abdel Ghaffar noted that 500,000 booster vaccine shots have been administered in Egypt to priority groups.