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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Tuesday Egyptian efforts to develop the country’s health sector during a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom in Geneva. During the meeting, Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian experience in fighting hepatitis C and the latest developments of the health sector in Egypt. …
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is celebrating the World Antibiotics Awareness Week from 13 to 19 November, in its regional office in Cairo, with the theme of this year’s campaign, “seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics”. The aim of the campaign is to advocate for the proper and responsible use of …
Egypt is one of the potentially vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change: World Bank
Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have begun one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa to curb a yellow fever epidemic that has killed hundreds since the beginning of this year.
850,000 patients have been examined and given medication since September 2014
The World Health Organization has rebuffed a call from health experts to postpone or move the Rio Summer Olympics over the Zika Virus. Health experts had called for the games to be postponed.
Health minister addresses non-aligned movement countries in Geneva
Urban air pollution is on the rise, and over 80 percent of city dwellers breathe poor quality air, the WHO has said in a new report. The situation is far worse in poorer regions of the world, including India and Iran.
Polio vaccine was administered to the children days before their death
The deadly virus has once again emerged in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the most recent outbreak. The latest case comes amid a new flare-up in Guinea, where over a thousand contacts are being monitored.
Five weeks after declaring a global health emergency because of the Zika virus the WHO’s first major evaluation says it is alarmed over the situation. It warns that the spread of the disease is expected to increase.
The UN’s health agency has warned of the limitations of spraying against dengue fever. The WHO suggested the Zika virus may be similarly resistant.
A fast-track campaign to tackle the Zika virus has been drafted by the World Health Organization. The group announced a 50 million euro plan to focus on bodily fluid diagnostics and vaccine development.
WHO declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern
Personal spending on health services reached more than 60% of total spending on health in Egypt, says Maait
Taiz has been under siege since November, WHO calls on access to healthcare for thousands of trapped citizens
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the need for vaccination against pneumococcal bacteria, which causes pneumonia. Global statistics reported the occurrence of an estimated two to three million deaths each year of all ages, doctors announced during a press conference that was held in occasion of International Day of Fighting Pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia in …
By Cesar Chelala A report from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated recently that there was enough evidence to rank processed meats such as ham, bacon, and sausages as ‘Group 1’ carcinogens, because of a causal link with bowel cancer. The IARC report has caused considerable uneasiness in …
A World Health Organization/UNICEF report claims more than 6 million lives have been saved from malaria over the past 15 years. Several countries are on the verge of eliminating the disease, health officials have said.
The fact that dissatisfied minorities populate the oil-rich regions of Iran and Saudi Arabia creates an ironic parallel, in which in the rivalry between two of the Middle East’s larger powers often amounts to the pot calling the kettle black. Rather than recognising that protests and mounting incidents of violence are the result of government failure to address legitimate grievances, both Iran and Saudi Arabia have blamed each other for the unrest in their strategic backyards
Delay in transferring the company’s factory is causing losses estimated at EGP 46m, besides $20m layoffs and compensations, says Abdel Aziz
The accident occurred in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada
The collision involved vehicles of several sizes
The collision involved vehicles of several sizes
Imposing new cigarette tax supports general state budget providing healthcare expenditure requirements, says Hossam El-Kawish
Sentences will deter families and doctors, says women’s rights activist
Number of road accidents in Egypt high compared to other countries, says ministry spokesperson
Recent WHO handbook states “there is no place for virginity testing” and it has “no scientific validity”
Prosecution investigates another deadly car accident
The accident involved a police car and another vehicle