Egypt Declares Readiness to Share Medical Expertise with Africa.


Egypt expressed its eagerness to share its medical knowledge with African nations. According to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, Egypt will be proclaimed free of Hepatitis C in the upcoming days or weeks, according to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.


Speaking at the second Africa Health ExCon, with the subject “Your Gate to Innovation and Trade,” in Cairo, Sisi emphasized the significance of Egyptian actions for protecting citizens’ health. He mentioned that Egypt has launched health measures in an effort to address the country’s rapid population expansion (105 million people) and hospital shortage.


As the regional center for health innovation and trade in Africa and the Middle East, Africa Health ExCon, the continent’s largest annual medical exhibition and conference, was founded. As a yearly gathering of international and African medical businesses, it serves as Egypt’s and Africa’s entry point to innovation and trade.


Sisi emphasized that health programs work to find solutions to difficult problems in order to enhance people’s lives from a health standpoint.

The President noted that the “Ending waiting lists” initiative was presented four years ago, with about 12,000 cases, but the number now increased to 1.9 million patients, appreciating the civil society organizations and bodies for their donations.


The second Africa Health ExCon conference, according to Bahaaeddine Zeidan, Head of the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply and Technology Management (AUPP), is a gathering for all medical experts to exchange expertise, close deals, and stay informed on the most recent developments.


A documentary about the difficulties the African continent faces in the healthcare sector because of unbalanced supply chains and high costs was shown during the conference’s opening session.


Jean Kaseya, the director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), expressed optimism about the medical potential of his organization and the significant role Egypt plays in fostering relations with Africa.


Speaking during the conference, Kaseya stated that the coronavirus epidemic had taken lives and that African countries had successfully fought the virus. He stated that the growth of the medical and technological fields, particularly in the production of vaccines, depends on African conferences.


Khaled Abdul-Ghafar, the minister of health, claimed that in order to achieve social fairness, Egyptian authorities built cutting-edge hospitals and health facilities in every governorate. According to Abdul-Ghafar, 965 health initiatives cost around EGP91 billion, and 53 new hospitals in different governorates cost the state about EGP37 billion to create.

The minister outlined the short- and long-term development courses taken by Egypt’s health sector, including the 14 presidential projects valued at EGP32 billion that provided services to 92 million people.


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