Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, indicated that the initiative aims at early detection of diseases transmitted from the mother to the fetus, and the provision of free treatment and health care. It also aims at early detection of HIV infection, HIV, and syphilis for pregnant women.
For his part, Dr. Fawzi Fathi, Executive Director of the initiative, said that the initiative follows up the condition of the mother and newborn for a period of 42 days, after the end of pregnancy, to discover risk factors for the mother or the newborn, and to take appropriate measures, in addition to disbursing the necessary micronutrients during the postpartum period.
Dr. Fawzi Fathi added that the initiative guarantees the confidentiality of analyzes and proper testing by selecting reagents of international quality. It also includes advice to prevent diseases, and requires approval and the woman’s acceptance of the service.-
Dr. Fawzi Fathi confirmed that the initiative is sustainable, within the services of health units and mother and childhood centers, within the framework of activating the President’s initiative to develop and improve the quality of services provided by basic care centers, and includes conducting a clinical examination to assess the general condition of the pregnant woman and the fetus, and discovering the risk factors that may accompany pregnancy. , vaccination against tetanus, measuring height, weight, and blood pressure, and conducting various necessary analyzes to detect anemia, or to determine whether or not the mother needs to get an anti-D injection after childbirth, in addition to a urine analysis to detect albuminuria and diseases of the urinary system. Exchange of micronutrients needed for the mother during pregnancy.
Dr. Fawzi Fathi pointed out the establishment of an integrated database for the survey, and linking it to the health facilities participating in the initiative to facilitate the follow-up of the beneficiary women and their transfer to the nearest center to receive the necessary treatment according to their condition, indicating that it is possible to inquire about the evaluation date for the beneficiaries to conduct advanced examinations through the website of the “100 Million” initiative. Health” or through the “Health Egypt” application, in addition to receiving inquiries through the hotline “15335”.