Egyptian Scientists to Fight Malaria in Sudan
An Egyptian research ship carrying a team of scientists has arrived in the Sudanese city of Wadi Halfa with the aim of helping local people eradicate malaria.
The team specializes in the control of the anopheles mosquito that causes malignant malaria around Nasser Lake, Egyptian-Sudanese borders and around Sudan.
This is the second team sent to help Sudan with the problem this year.
The director general of the Gambia mosqito management department in Aswan, Mohammed Yacoub Ali, said that the warm welcome accorded to the team had left good impression on all the team members.
“The team’s work on Sudanese lands will continue until November 20. Egyptian doctors will treat infected Sudanese nationals upon their request, free of charge, as they will use their stocks of the medicines they carried with them from Egypt,” added Ali.
Egyptian Ministry of Health director general and team head Hussein Ahmed Kamaliddin said that the Sudanese side "headed by Minister of Health Yaser Ahmed Ibrahim, reiterated the importance of the vital task which Egypt has been carrying out as part of the cooperation protocol between the ministries of health in the two countries." Egypt provides Sudan, through this protocol, with insecticides and diesel necessary to kill the mosquitos, in addition to all equipment and boats costing around 1.8 million pounds.
The Egyptian move has come as a response to the Sudanese request for help with fighting the dangerous species of mosquito - Albawaba.com