Egypt Seeks to Spread 100 Million Health Campaign to African Countries

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Egypt Seeks to Spread 100 Million Health Campaign to African Countries

Egypt’s President, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has announced plans to spread the country’s “100 Million Health Initiative” to other African countries. Such amazing gesture.
The 100 Million Health Initiative, which was launched in October 2018, is aimed at screening more than 52 million citizens for hepatitis C (HCV). Egypt’s Ministry Of Health has vowed to completely eliminate the disease from the North African country by 2022.

Egypt has so far succeeded in examining more than 60 million citizens under the initiative and has provided treatment for more than one million citizens affected by the virus.

President Sisi while Speaking at a UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage at the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly meetings in New York, affirmed that healthcare is a top priority for the country and that Egypt has started implementing the first phase of the comprehensive health cover for the Egyptians.

“We launched several initiatives including eliminating the critical surgical operations lists that covered about 250,000 patients,” Sisi said

Egypt is currently chairing the African Union for 2019, and President Sisi stressed that Egypt is seeking to spread the initiative to other African countries in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), within the framework of the African Union Agenda 2063.

“Moreover, we shed light on the health problems facing women and children in Egypt through the initiatives of “Supporting Egyptian Women’s Health” and “Detection and Treatment of Hearing Impaired Newborns”. A campaign to detect obesity, anaemia and dwarfing of schoolboys, was also launched” Sisi added.

According to him, 50% of the world’s population is suffering from lack of access to basic and adequate health services, which so far hinders efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promotion of well-being for all at all ages

The president urged the development partners to work on finding lasting solutions for a better life for all citizens and promote primary health care as a key human right to a decent life. He further added that universal health care can only be achieved through access to medicine and health technology.“I would like to express appreciation to the 5-year vision (2019-2023) of the World Health Organization that works on extending the healthcare umbrella for all peoples without exception,” President Sisi noted.

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