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Health Minister launches 3rd phase of testing pupils for anemia، obesity، stunting

Thursday 21/March/2019 - 04:22 PM
Health Minister،
Health Minister، Dr. Hala Zayed
Edited by: Ahmad El-Assasy
Health Minister، Dr. Hala Zayed announced launching the third phase of President AL Sisi initiative to early detection of diseases، "anemia، obesity and stunting،" in the pupils of Primary and Secondary schools.

The third phase will continue from March 21 to the end of April this year.
Zayed announced that 6 million pupils were examined during the first and the second phase of the initiative.

The Minister pointed out that the third phase aims at examining 2.5 million pupils in 5 governorates: Al Gharbia، Dakahlia، Sharqiya، Minya and New Valley with a total of 4238 schools.
She added that this phase is targeting the New Valley governorate، where medical teams were sent in their full capacity in preparation for the examination of students there.

Noteworthy، Minister of Education and Technical Education Dr. Tareq Shawqi and Health Minister Dr. Hala Zayed launched the initiative to examine students for Anemia، Obesity and Obstetrics among the private and public primary schools on February 16، under the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

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