First Egyptian e-platform for addiction treatment in ME launched: Health ministry

The Ministry of Health and Population revealed on Wednesday the launch of the first e-platform for mental health and addiction treatment under the auspices of Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar.

The launch took place in cooperation with the general secretariat of mental health and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Menen Abdel-Maksoud, the secretary-general of mental health and addiction treatment hospitals at the health ministry, said the platform aims to provide government services free of charge for addiction treatment for Egyptians and non-Egyptians staying in Egypt.

She added that the platform is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is the fruit of cooperation between the general secretariat of mental health, the health ministry’s information centre, the WHO, and the University of British Colombia in Canada.

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