Egypt - Health

2.9 million children examined for hearing impairment: Health ministry

The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday said a hearing survey has been conducted for 2,971,000 children as part of a presidential initiative for early detection and treatment of hearing loss and impairment for newborns nationwide.

Implementation of national health insurance to continue in spite of global economic challenges: Minister

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait asserted on Wednesday that the country's new Universal Health Insurance System (UHIS) will implemented across all governorates, in line with presidential directives, in spite of the global economic challenges.

11 mln primary school pupils examined under Egypt’s anemia, obesity, dwarfism detection initiative

More than 11.1 million school pupils have been examined as part of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's initiative for the early detection of anemia, obesity and dwarfism among primary school students, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Sunday.

Egypt records further drop in coronavirus infections, deaths over past week

Egypt recorded a daily average of 46 coronavirus infections and five deaths over the past week (23 to 29 April 2022), as the country’s rates of infection and death continue to drop.

Egypt considering initiative for early detection of autism: Health ministry

Egypt is considering launching an initiative for the early detection of autism in children aged two and older, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said.

Indomie flavoured instant noodles to be pulled from the market within 48 hours: Egypt’s Food Safety Authority

Egypt’s Food Safety Authority (FSA) announced on Tuesday that it has given Indomie Egypt 48 hours to pull from Egyptian markets its chicken and vegetables flavoured instant noodles as well as instant noodles with chili packs as they are are unfit for human consumption.

Average daily COVID-19 infections in Egypt continues its steep drop

Egypt recorded a daily average of 89 coronavirus infections and six deaths over the past week, as new cases continue their steep downward trajectory since the end of the fifth wave of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health and Population’s fourth weekly update on the coronavirus pandemic nationwide.

Egypt’s Medical Syndicate complains about low pay for intern doctors

Egypt’s Medical Syndicate (EMS) called on Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait on Thursday to tackle the problem of the intern doctors’ salaries, which it says are “a lot lower than mandated by law.”

Egypt’s average daily COVID-19 cases drops to 124, hits lowest level since August

Egypt has recorded an average daily number of coronavirus cases of 124 over the past week, down from 400 infections in the previous week, hitting its lowest level daily count since August 2021.

Egyptian victim of Brooklyn subway shooting suffered leg injury

Egyptian expat in the US Karim Atef was one of the victims of the subway shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, suffering three gunshot wounds to his foot.

COVID-19 infection and hospital admission rates continue to drop in Egypt: Health ministry

Egypt’s infection rates and hospital visits due to the coronavirus have significantly decreased nationwide, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population said Tuesday.

98,000 newborns examined in ongoing initiative for early detection of genetic disease

98,000 newborns have been medically examined as part of the presidential initiative for detection of genetic disorders in newly-born infants, a statement by the Ministry of Health and Population said on Sunday.

Egypt’s average daily COVID-19 cases drop to 400; deaths down to 7

The average daily coronavirus infection and deaths tolls in Egypt have continued to decline this past week, with the country reporting an average of 400 infections and seven deaths per day over the past week.

Egypt receives additional 1.5 mln Pfizer vaccine doses from US

Egypt received a shipment carrying about 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday evening from the United States, Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Thursday.

Egypt records 54% decline in coronavirus infections last week; reduces isolation hospitals to 4

Egypt recorded a 54 percent decline in the number of coronavirus infections and a 45 percent decline in COVID-19-related-deaths over the past week, leading the country to reduce the number of isolation hospitals nationwide, according to acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar.

Health ministry: Over 15 million people to be added to health insurance system in 2022

Nearly 15.3 million people will be added to the country’s health insurance system in 2022, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday.

Egypt to provide full support to host African Medicines Agency’s HQ

The government is ready to offer all forms of support and facilitation necessary to host the headquarters of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) in Egypt, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Sunday.

Egypt’s average daily COVID-19 cases declines to 559 over past week

The average daily coronavirus infection toll in Egypt continued to decline this past week, with the country reporting an average of 559 infections and eight deaths per day over the past week, down from the previous week’s 625.

Egypt's drug regulators achieve maturity level 3 in WHO classification

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Wednesday that Egypt’s medical products regulatory agencies had reached maturity level 3, which means that they were found to function well and that they could be eligible for inclusion into the transitional WHO Listed Authorities.

Egypt’s First Lady visits Egyptian Red Crescent

Egypt's First Lady Entissar El-Sisi visited the headquarters and operations room of the Egyptian Red Crescent, where she reviewed the organisation's activities as well as the efforts exerted by its volunteers.

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