Sunday 12 September 2021
Books – Muhammad Abul-Majd:
Dr. Fawzy Fathi, Executive Director of the Presidential Initiative for Maternal and Fetal Health, said that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s interest in the health field and supporting citizens’ health began with the launch of the 100 Million Seha initiative, which aimed at early detection of hepatitis C and non-communicable diseases, which was provided to women and men. Both, noting that several health initiatives followed, such as the Egyptian Women’s Health Support Initiative, which targets early detection of tumors.
Fawzy added in his interview with the “This Morning” program on “Extra News” channel today, Sunday, that President Sisi’s initiative to take care of the health of the mother and fetus is an extension of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s care to raise the quality of health services provided to the citizen and to examine one million and 100,000 women and care for maternal health. And the fetus, explaining that the initiative to support the health of Egyptian women aims at early detection of diseases that may be transmitted from the mother to the fetus, as well as early detection of any other disease that may affect pregnancy such as diabetes, obesity or malnutrition and all diseases that hinder the peaceful passage of pregnancy.
He continued, that the right to access health services is a basic human right, noting that all the health initiatives launched by President Sisi covered all governorates of the Republic, and through them the citizen was able to easily access health services, and this appeared clearly since the launch of the 100 Million Seha initiative, which It was the first health initiative.
The Executive Director of the Presidential Initiative for maternal and fetal health confirmed that these initiatives supported the Egyptian citizen’s importance of early detection of diseases without waiting for symptoms to appear, explaining that the diseases that can be detected in pregnant women are of two types, as there are infectious diseases that may be transmitted to the fetus such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis B virus. Human immunodeficiency and syphilis, and there is a package of important preventive measures that start with women receiving treatment and then many preventive measures during pregnancy, during childbirth or afterwards in order to prevent the transmission of the disease to the fetus and make the chances of transmission almost non-existent.
He noted that tests for early detection of infectious diseases for pregnant women are carried out on the first visit to follow up on pregnancy, and he advised pregnant women to go to the nearest health unit, explaining that non-Egyptians who are on the land of Egypt can go for detection.