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Egypt Launches Programme to Track Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns

The programme aims to examine newborns up to 28 days old within three hospitals affiliated with the Health Care Authority.

The General Authority for Healthcare has launched a new programme to detect congenital heart diseases in newborns.

 

The programme aims to examine newborns up to 28 days old within three hospitals affiliated with the General Authority for Healthcare, specifically the Al-Nasr Specialised Hospital in Port Said, Isis Specialised Hospital in Luxor, and the Ismailia Medical Complex.

 

Congenital heart disease is a term that describes a range of birth defects that could hinder the way the human heart functions. It remains one of the most common kinds of birth defects, affecting roughly one in 100 babies.