Khaled Abdel Ghaffar re-appointed as Health Minister

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Health, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, was sworn in before Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as the Minister of Health in the new cabinet reshuffle.


Abdel Ghaffar previously served as the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Following nearly 10 months as the acting minister, he succeeded Hala Zayed to become the Minister of Health and Population.


Before his ministerial roles, Abdel Ghaffar held several academic positions at Ain Shams University. He headed the Department of Oral Medicine, Periodontics, Diagnostics, and Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry. Additionally, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and Vice President of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies and Research.


Abdel Ghaffar’s international experience includes being a visiting professor at the College of Dentistry, University of Georgia (US), and the College of Dentistry, University of Texas, Houston (US). He also contributed to dental education and research as Secretary of the Dental Sector Committee at the Supreme Council of Universities and as a member of the Permanent Committee for Promotions at the same council.


His achievements include winning first place for the best research during the International Foundation for Dental Research (IADR) conference. He received the State Incentive Award in Medical Sciences and was recognized for distinguished research at Ain Shams University.


Abdel Ghaffar has authored 20 research papers in international journals and co-authored approximately 50 research papers in the field of dentistry and oral medicine specialization.

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