Egypt's former Health Minister dies at 67 due to heart attack

Tue, 06 Jun 2023 - 06:52 GMT

Former Egyptian Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady passed away Monday at the age of 67, as a result of a heart attack.

Health Min. reveals details of free treatment program for cirrhosis patients

Mon, 05 Jun 2023 - 08:42 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population confirmed the provision of drug treatment to 3,000 patients as part of the "early detection and treatment of liver cancer" initiative, noting that all medical examinations are free of charge.

Egypt provides state-funded treatment to 14K multiple sclerosis patients

Thu, 01 Jun 2023 - 01:38 GMT

The spokesperson added that more MS treatment departments are being introduced to make the service available in more geographical locations.

1.7M surgeries performed as part of presidential initiative to end waiting list

Wed, 24 May 2023 - 10:46 GMT

The Health and Population Ministry announced that 1.7 million surgeries have been conducted as part of the presidential initiative to end waiting lists in Egypt that was launched in July 2018.

WHO representative in Egypt denies existence of new virus

Wed, 24 May 2023 - 08:04 GMT

Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Egypt, Dr. Naima Al-Qaseer, denied the existence of any new virus.

Egypt's health initiative targets early detection of 19 genetic diseases in newborns

Tue, 23 May 2023 - 07:51 GMT

The initiative is carried out by drawing a blood sample from the child’s heel and analyzing it to discover the disease and treat it early.

14 types of HPV responsible for cancer, considered dangerous viruses

Wed, 10 May 2023 - 08:16 GMT

The ministry explained that there are at least 14 types of the virus that are responsible for cancer and are called very dangerous viruses.

Egypt allocates LE397B for health sector in 2023/24 budget

Wed, 26 Apr 2023 - 03:51 GMT

Article 18 of the Egyptian Constitution stipulates that the state is committed to allocating a percentage of government spending for health that is not less than 3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), gradually increasing until it is in line with international rates.

Egypt to automate hospitals via central electronic system by end of 2023

Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 12:15 GMT

This comes as part of the ministry's strategy for digital transformation, in a way that guarantees the achievement of a major service boom by the end of 2023.

267K newborns examined as part of Egypt's initiative for early detection of genetic diseases

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 - 10:51 GMT

The infographic shows that 267,000 newborns were examined within the initiative, with the aim of reaching a healthy generation free from causes of disability.

Egypt's Health Ministry to launch new initiative screening for different types of cancer

Sat, 08 Apr 2023 - 01:20 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, revealed the launch of a new presidential initiative, which is screening for different types of cancer.

WHO: Ramesses V believed to be oldest victim of smallpox

Sat, 08 Apr 2023 - 11:42 GMT

Through a short video, the organization told a wonderful story of the eradication of the deadly disease, noting that it was finally eliminated in 1980 thanks to a 12-year global vaccination campaign led by the World Health Organization.

Egypt's Health Ministry advises citizens against overuse of antibiotics

Thu, 06 Apr 2023 - 09:46 GMT

The Ministry of Health and Population said antibiotics are used to kill bacteria or stop their growth, while flu is caused by viruses.

Egypt’s PM announces former Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani's nomination for UNESCO post

Wed, 05 Apr 2023 - 01:51 GMT

Today's cabinet meeting approved Anani's nomination for this position, he added.

8M students examined as part of Egypt's early detection of diseases inititaive: Ministry

Tue, 04 Apr 2023 - 11:36 GMT

The initiative was launched in the current academic year on December 6, 2022 and it will continue to operate until the end of the current school year in all governorates.

1.7M patients on waiting lists underwent surgeries in Egypt since 2018

Sun, 02 Apr 2023 - 12:13 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed in March Tahya Misr Fund (Long Live Egypt Fund) to allocate LE 1 billion to the initiative.

7M students examined for early detection of anemia, obesity, dwarfism in Egypt

Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 02:55 GMT

The initiative was launched on December 6, 2022, as it comes within the framework of the state's concern for the health and safety of students.

Health min. follows up outcome of project with Italy to improve nursing services in Egypt

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 - 12:33 GMT

Part of the project had also to do with early cardiac screening for more than 2,000 children in the Canal city of Port Said.

Report: How medicinal bottles are manufactured

Mon, 06 Mar 2023 - 02:15 GMT

Never thought how medicinal bottles are made? Read this report.

4M newborns examined for early detection of hearing loss in Egypt: Health Ministry

Thu, 02 Mar 2023 - 12:57 GMT

The initiative was launched in September 2019. A total of 253,981 children would be re-examined, a week after the first screening at the same unit, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.