28 November 2022 02:12 PM

Up to million women scanned as part of healthcare initiative

Wednesday، 23 November 2022 - 02:20 PM
Ministry of Health and Population

The Ministry of Health and Population said Wednesday that 1.680 million women were scanned for early detection of maternal infections that affect the baby as part of a presidential initiative on healthcare given to mother and baby that was launched in March 2020.

In a statement on Wednesday, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said that the initiative aims early detection of hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in addition to decreasing the mortality rate of mothers because of these diseases.

The initiative also includes following up the case of the mother and the baby for 42 days after giving birth to discover any risk factors and take the necessary measures, he said.


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