Egypt’s Health Minister pledges medical support for South Sudan to combat Hepatitis C, B viruses, COVID-19 

Mohamed Samir
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Egypt’s Minister of Health, Hala Zayed,met her South Sudanese counterpart, Elizabeth Achuei, in the capital of South Sudan Juba on Wednesday.

During the meeting, and under the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Zayed pledged further medical support for South Sudan. The medical aid will be used to combat the Hepatitis C and B viruses, as well as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The two ministers inspected several medical centres in the country, including the Egyptian Kidney and Dialysis Center, and Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH).

Zayed arrived in Juba with an Egyptian delegation headed by the Chief of General Intelligence Services Abbas Kamel.

Kamel and Zayed were accompanied by South Sudanese officials as they inaugurated the new Egyptian Medical Center in Juba. The centre’s opening was welcomed by both citizens and officials of South Sudan.

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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, analyst, and editor specializing in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. For the past decade, he has covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. Currently, he is the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt, where he leads a team of journalists in producing high-quality, in-depth reporting and analysis on the region's most pressing issues. His work has been featured in leading international publications. Samir is a highly respected expert on the Middle East and Africa, and his insights are regularly sought by policymakers, academics, and business leaders. He is a passionate advocate for independent journalism and a strong believer in the power of storytelling to inform and inspire. Twitter: LinkedIn: