HEALTHCARE

19 Feb 2017

Egypt launches new program to test and treat Hepatitis C in recovered drug addicts

Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced on Sunday the launch of a medical examination program to test and treat Hepatitis C virus among recovered drug addicts. The programme is part of a cooperative effort between the state's Addiction Treatment and Abuse Fund (ATAF) and the Long Live Egypt fund to upgrade Hepatitis C treatment in Egypt,...

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15 Feb 2017

Zayed Giving Initiative performs 35 heart valve surgeries in Egypt

UAE, Saudi and Egyptian volunteer doctors from the Zayed Giving Initiative, performed 35 heart valve surgeries under an Emirati-Egyptian medical volunteer programme, in co-operation with the Saudi- German Hospital, Ain Shams University, Dar Al Ber Society and the Emirates Volunteer Centre,"...

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11 Feb 2017

World’s heaviest woman reaches Mumbai from Egypt for surgery at city hospital

Eman Ahmed, regarded as world’s heaviest woman, was on early Saturday morning brought in at Saifee Hospital from Egypt after being lifted by a crane in her bed that was gingerly placed in an open enclosure next to main hospital building. This will be her room for next few months as the women, who weighs 500 kg, will undergo a series of bariatric procedures...

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07 Feb 2017

Cut in secret: the medicalization of FGM in Egypt

When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned on her -- she was about to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM)."...

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30 Jan 2017

Egypt to tender pharmaceuticals zones project

Egypt plans to tender a project to establish pharmaceutical production zones in the Northern Suez governorate in the first quarter of 2017, a top official told Zawya Projects.

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28 Jan 2017

Egyptian Women With HIV Hide From Social Stigma in Silence

Nearly five years ago, when Safaa* was 26 and a mother of two, she discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) - a disease which destroys the immune system of its host. To her, this was worse than a death sentence - it would force her to keep her medical history secret from"...

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28 Jan 2017

Negotiations ongoing over drug pricing between Health Ministry, Pharmacists Syndicate

Members of the board of the Pharmacists Syndicate said that negotiations with the Ministry of Health are still ongoing to resolve the profit margin of pharmacists, upon the Ministry's recent decision to increase the prices of more than 3,000 drugs.

The"...

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24 Jan 2017

Bones Offer Clues to Health of Ancient Egypt’s Children

Science & Scholarship in Poland reports that a team of scientists from the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw examined the bones of 29 children whose remains were recovered from shallow"...

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23 Jan 2017

Egypt’s military to enter pharmaceutical industry

Egypt’s military has received the licence required to form a pharmaceutical company, a decree by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail published on Sunday showed.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has often called in the military to assist in major infrastructure projects and with distribution"...

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