The ministry's spokesperson, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said that those initiatives, that have been launched gradually since 2018, have played a pivotal role in the early diagnosis of many diseases. The service is offered to females aged above 18 at 3,538 healthcare units, and 114 hospitals nationwide. In a similar context, Member of the National Committee for Combating Hepatitis Viruses Gamal Essmat stated in a phone-in in March that some former hepatitis C patients developed liver cirrhosis, which in turn raised liver cancer cases. The official pointed out that the early diagnosis of liver cancer makes the survival rate 90 percent. He added that school meals would be customized to meet the health conditions of children as those suffering from anemia or stunting would be offered different ones.
Source: Egypt Today June 23, 2022 19:48 UTC