Egypt Independent

Egyptian Women’s Health Initiative kicks off in 9 governorates

Under the slogan “Egypt’s Women are Egypt’s health”, the first phase of a Presidential campaign to support women’s health began in nine governorates on Monday: South Sinai, Matrouh, Port Said, Alexandria, Beheira, Damietta, Qalyubiya, Fayoum, and Assiut.

The initiative targets 27 million women over the age of 18 and will be carried out in three stages.

The duration of the check up is 15 minutes, preceded by a 30 minutes awareness lecture on methods of detection, home inspection, healthier lifestyles and reproductive health, alongside stressing the importance of periodic examination for each woman and performing medical tests and analysis of diseases such as diabetes, and blood pressure and weight checks.

Deputy campaign director Jalal al-Shishini said that the initiative will be launched first through the governorates in checkups in 1200 centers distributed geographically, allowing easy access for all citizens.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm