Egypt's Addiction Treatment and Abuse Fund provides services to over 66K in 5 months

Thu, 06 Jun 2024 - 03:10 GMT

Service recipients included 8,208 residents of alternative-housing neighborhoods, which were built for former slum dwellers.

70K visited Egypt's first online platform for mental health and addiction

Wed, 08 Mar 2023 - 01:22 GMT

Dr. Hayam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that this comes within the framework of the interest the ministry attaches to psychological support services, psychological counseling and addiction treatment, as efforts continue to educate citizens on how to obtain medical consultations for mental health, through the electronic platform.

Egypt to establish integrated center for psychological, addiction treatment

Tue, 03 Jan 2023 - 04:02 GMT

This center is to become a basic focal point for the treatment of those who are financially unable, in accordance with the Ministry's strategy to improve the public health of citizens.

Egypt's Addiction Treatment Fund reveals number of patients who sought help in 2022

Sat, 05 Nov 2022 - 03:14 GMT

Some of the cases are former slum-dwellers, who were moved to alternative-housing neighborhoods.

Awareness programs of Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse now implemented at Decent Life villages

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 - 03:14 GMT

The fund also is organizing workshops for children from those areas and Haya Karima villages to train them on how to think with positively, face problems and and make sound decisions.

87.8K addicts received treatment services during past 7 months in Egypt

Sat, 20 Aug 2022 - 09:38 GMT

The official page of the fund published an infograph on Facebook about the efforts of the fund's hotline "16023" during the past 7 months.

Free smoking cessation services introduced at Egypt's public hospitals

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday introducing free-of-charge smoking cessation services.

Al-Azima Center: Egypt's first center established by drug addiction recoverers

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 - 12:36 GMT

Over the past years, an integrated plan was developed to combat addiction and drug abuse to prevent its danger to society in Egypt, Al-Katami added.

COVID lockdown led to low addiction rates in Egypt, higher turnout for synthetic drugs: Official

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 - 12:06 GMT

The Director General of Therapeutic Programs at the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse added, in a TV show, that the rate of drug abuse in Egypt decreased to 5.9 percent, after it reached 10 percent in 2015.

Egypt’s Anti-Addiction fund presents its experience in supporting recovered addicts at int’l conference

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 05:07 GMT

The Egyptian Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse of the Ministry of Social Solidarity presented its experience in social and economic development of recovering addicts during the 37th conference of the National Awareness Project for Drug Prevention (Grass).

Anti-Addiction Fund launches awareness initiative against smoking, drugs

Mon, 02 May 2022 - 12:39 GMT

The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

Celebrities, including Mohamed Salah, do not get paid for civil society ads: minister

Sun, 24 Apr 2022 - 04:52 GMT

Minister of Solidarity Nivine el-Kabbag thanked celebrities and athletes who appear in advertisements of civil society organizations without remuneration during a Saturday session with the House of Representatives.

Cannabis chocolate stirs debate in Egypt, pushes government to take action

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 - 03:36 GMT

The deputy CEO of the importing company had to comment either.

Egypt launches 1st platform in Eastern Mediterranean for mental health, addiction treatment services

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 - 11:10 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday launching the first national electronic platform in Egypt for mental health services and addiction treatment free of charge.

Know more about Egypt’s 1st law to terminate public officers proven to abuse drugs

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 01:23 GMT

Employees who proven to be abusing drugs were used to be penalized, but after a law passed last year, any employee who tests positive to drugs will be terminated.

Egyptian government provides small loans to individuals who recovered from addiction

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 04:59 GMT

The Anti-Drug and Addiction Treatment Fund held Wednesday a ceremony to celebrate providing a new batch of individuals, who recovered from addiction, small loans through Nasser Social Bank.

6K former slum dwellers in Egypt seek government-funded treatment

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 - 11:06 GMT

Askar added that awareness campaigns targeting 40,000 families in those neighborhoods took place.

Law terminating public officers who abuse drugs comes into effect

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 12:57 GMT

The law by which public officers who use drugs shall be fired came into effect on Wednesday after six months of its announcement.

Drug use among Egyptian public employees drops to 1.7%

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 11:43 GMT

That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.

6K recovered addicts trained in vocational training programs in Egypt: Minister

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 12:06 GMT

Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.