11,000 women were examined as part of the Maternal and Fetal Health Care Initiative

Dr. Saad Makki, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Dakahlia, announced that about 11 thousand women have been examined since the launch of the initiative to care for the health of the mother and the fetus, which is one of the initiatives of 100 million health, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the directives of Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health.

The initiative aims to early detection of one of three serious infections that are transmitted to the fetus and cause serious symptoms, which are hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency disease and syphilis, in addition to reducing maternal deaths resulting from these diseases.

The Undersecretary added that the initiative includes a “clinical examination” to assess the general condition of pregnant women over 18 years of age and the condition of the fetus and to discover risk factors that may accompany pregnancy according to the protocol applied from maternal and child care to follow up pregnant women through a trained medical team while maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of data, explaining that he The service is provided by 350 units and a family medicine center in the governorate.

Makki called on all pregnant women to go to the units concerned with the initiative to check on their health and protect the fetus, noting that in the event that the mother was infected, he would be referred directly to the hospital designated to receive the necessary treatment protocol.

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