On Sunday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a plan to provide thirty million doses of coronavirus vaccine to African nations as part of efforts by Egypt and African nations to collaborate.
This pledge was announced by President Sisi while addressed attendees at the opening rituals of the first African medical conference and exhibition – “Africa Health ExCon” – hosted at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in al-Manara International Conference Center.
Launching the conference in the company of Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, are senior statesmen, state ministers and other high-profile figures including the Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Over four hundred partners of the Health Care Chamber and health-related businesses from around the world are attending the event.
The conference will also focus on Egypt’s medical sector, with a review of the progress in healthcare via the establishment of a broad health insurance scheme and the eradication of Hepatitis C during President Sisi’s tenure.
The conference will also analyze the healthcare infrastructure improvements at several private and government hospitals that helped them resist the coronavirus pandemic.
It will also review the compliance of the healthcare systems with the use of the latest testing equipment to quickly detect coronavirus, as well as treatment protocols or adhere to the most up-to-date scientific foundations established by the World Health Organization.
The goal of the conference is to develop closer cooperation between Arab states in health care, as well as share Egyptian scientific knowledge with African nations in hospital administration and equipment.
As a result, the plan may end up being even more lucrative for Egyptian hospitals than usual. This is because patients from these countries will be treated in Egyptian hospitals and not travel to Europe as well as open bilateral relationships between participating nations for one-day surgery hospitals. The target of the first phase is 7 to 8 nations.