Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory


Minister of Military Production Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Assar received Minister of Health Hala Zayed on Monday at the headquarters of the Ministry’s General Office to discuss the plan of establishing a factory for the production of cancer medication drugs, as reported by Youm7.

The factory is to be built by “We Can” company in cooperation with the Ministry of Military Production, Tahya Misr Fund, Pharco Company and other international companies.

The cooperation between the Ministry of Military Production and the Health Ministry is part of the state’s plan to provide the best and most efficient medical services to the citizens through the local manufacturing of medicines, Al Assar said.

The local production of cancer medication drugs is particularly significant as it costs the state a lot of money importing it from abroad, and it will also help in encouraging the localisation of medical production and the transfer of important technologies to Egypt.

The meeting also discussed exporting these medicines to neighbouring African countries to make this medical service cheaper and more accessible to both Egyptian and African citizens.

Dr Hala Zayed stressed that the Ministry of Health will cooperate with the Ministry of Military Production on a number of projects that concern the health of the population and the promotion of local industry, which is part of the plan in ensuring national security.

In 2017, the National Cancer Committee at the Ministry of Health revealed that cancer rates are expected to double in the next two decades, being that there were 456,000 new cases in 2010.

The committee identified that the factors that lead to the development of cancer cells are smoking, physical inactivity, environmental pollution and an unhealthy diet.

The National Plan for Cancer Control 2016-2020 was set up to lower the number of cancer incidents, which states six main components including improving the cancer registry program, working to prevent the exposure of cancer risk factors and encouraging cancer research.

Egypt to Receive 56,000 Tank rounds as Part of $99 Mn Arms Deal with US
Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Subscribe to our newsletter


Mirna Abdulaal is a writer, researcher and aspiring public/political communication specialist interested in women's rights, cultural heritage and fashion, and political communication.

More in News

Egypt and Greece Sign Exclusive Economic Zone Deal

Egyptian StreetsAugust 7, 2020

Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Launches Investigation into Fairmont Gang Rape

Egyptian StreetsAugust 5, 2020

Egypt Expresses Solidarity After 100 Killed, 4,000+ Injured in Beirut Explosion

Nadia SalemAugust 5, 2020

Government Launches Local Goods Website to Boost Consumer Spending

Nadia SalemAugust 3, 2020
Ramy Youssef. Image courtesy of @Ramy on Instagram.

Egyptian-American Series Ramy Snags Three Emmy Nominations

Noran Alaa MorsiJuly 29, 2020

Anti-Harassment Egyptian Instagram Account Assault Police Forced Into Silence Due to Threats

Egyptian StreetsJuly 29, 2020

Two TikTok Influencers Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Violating Family Principles

Egyptian StreetsJuly 27, 2020

Egyptian Racists Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment for Bullying 14-Year-Old Sudanese Boy

Egyptian StreetsJuly 27, 2020