Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced, on Monday, that a total of 1,822 South Sudanese citizens have received medical services and medications from the Egyptian medical convoy that was dispatched to Juba, according to a ministry’s statement.
The Egyptian medical convoy has been sent to Juba under the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to support the health sector in South Sudan.
The Egyptian medical convoy includes specialities of ophthalmology, obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, orthopaedics, and paediatrics. Five tons of surgical supplies for cataract surgeries have been dispatched.
The Egyptian medical team has conducted 22 cataract surgeries and implantable contact lens, in addition to childbirth operations inside the Egyptian Medical Center in the city of Akon.
Late in November, a three-tonne shipment of medical aid, including drugs for treating Hepatitis B and C, was sent to South Sudan, according to the Health Ministry.
In August, Zayed pledged further medical support for South Sudan. The medical aid is used to combat the Hepatitis C and B viruses, as well as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The aid comes as part of the continuing work on the Egyptian presidential initiative to treat a million Africans infected with Hepatitis C.