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Egypt boosts medical cooperation with African Nile Basin countries

Egypt is expanding its influence in the Nile Basin region, through the establishment of medical and pharmaceutical centers, amid the stalled negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed gives a press conference in a tent set up outside the Abou Khalifa Hospital, in Ismailia, Egypt, Jan. 24, 2021.

CAIRO — Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed inaugurated Oct. 18 the AFRI Egypt Medical Center for Health Care in Jinja, Uganda.

Officials who spoke to Al-Monitor said that the center’s inauguration is the beginning of an Egyptian plan to establish a group of pharmaceutical and medical centers in Africa with the aim of increasing its medicines exports. 

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