The health ministry announced on Friday that more than four million women have received health screenings under Egypt’s ‘100 Million Health’ initiative, which began in July.
Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said 4,016,668 women were screened in the initiative’s first and second phases.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of reproductive health, family planning, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure and obesity. It also highlights breast self-examination.
He said 2,201,194 women were screened in the first phase of the initiative, while the second phase, launched in November, saw 1,813,611 women screened.
The second phase covered the governorates of Cairo, North Sinai, Red Sea, Kafr El-Sheikh, Ismailia, Suez, Menoufiya, Beni Suef, Sohag, Aswan and Luxor.
The president-backed initiative aims to screen 28 million women nationwide.