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The county government of Kericho has partnered with Alexandra University of Egypt in ensuring that they build a modern health facility for specialized treatment.

Kericho county governor prof. Paul Chepkwony, alluded that, due to his visit to Egypt alongside his Economic Advisor prof. Mibey in December last year, he managed to strike a deal with the University to construct the health facility at a cost of 500million in Kericho County.

He added that, among other centers to be built in the area, the university has also offered to build a state of the Earth Ophthalmology to treat Eye conditions.

“We are establishing collaboration with Alexandria University in the area of Health Services at Kericho county Referral Hospital. Specifically, the team will help us develop a modern Health Facility for specialized treatment and with a state of the Earth Ophthalmology Center among others.” Said Chepkwony.

The governor added that Kericho Medical staff will be trained at Alexandra medical school on how to use the machines for treatment and also the doctors from the Alexandra university medical school will be coming to offer specialized medical services at the hospital in due time.

Some of the specialized medical services to be offered by the Alexandria doctors in Kenya include; Eye treatment, operation of the heart, Kidney transplant and training to some of the specialized doctors in the county.

Kericho County is also said to be in talks with Egypt on how Kenya can be supplying tea direct from the county.

“We shall also be talking about tea business with the county of Alexandria as per next month; governor of Alexandria will be coming with other Egypt businessperson so that we can see how we can do business together.” He said.

He has however, urged other governors to not only look for help globally but rather to consider those African countries that have hammered the norm and overcome the challenges of health issues like Egypt.

 

Dr. Mokhtar Youssef, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, stressed the University's interest in establishing a committee for the ethics of care and use of experimental animals in education and scientific research according to the international standards in the Faculty of Medicine (which was established in 2005 and obtained the international figures since 2008). This Symposium based on ethical controls for the care and use of animals in scientific research on 15/3/2018 which organized by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, Cairo University in the presence of Dr. Alaa Ramadan, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Alexandria University and Dr. Khadija Gaafar, Chairman of the Committee. The Vice President of Alexandria University said that those sub-committees will be formed in the faculties and institutes concerned with this subject, as well as the establishment of a unified list of the university on the ethics of care and use of experimental animals in education and scientific research as a guide for all rules in the organization. Dr. Khadija Gaafar talked about some points related to dealing with experimental animals and reviewed the international conventions in this regard. The seminar was attended by a number of specialists from faculty members and researchers at the university.

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Dr. Essam El-Kordi, President of Alexandria University and Dr. Hisham Gaber, Vice-President of the University for Education and Students Affairs, received on Tuesday 13/3/2018 a delegation from the University of Ningxia of China to discuss ways of boosting cooperation between the two universities and increasing the number of Chinese students at Alexandria University. And joint research projects in different scientific fields. During the meeting, Dr. El-Kordi stressed the university's keenness on expanding cooperation between the two universities and adding new fields. The study in the Chinese studies department at the Faculty of Arts will begin in September this year after completion of all necessary approvals from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

      Dr. Ghada Mousa, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, pointed to the possibility of cooperation through receiving professors from the University of Ningxia to teach Chinese language and the development of the Library of the faculty and provide them with the necessary scientific references and books as well as the possibility of cooperation with the Center for Languages ​​and Translation, which provides certificates in the field of study ​​Italian & Spanish languages.

      Dr. Lena Habib, director of the Center for the Teaching of Arabic Language for Foreigners in the Faculty of Arts, explained that since 2015, the center has started to receive 20 students per year and now receives 50 students annually, in addition to postgraduate students, who can now pass international tests in Arabic with high efficiency.

     The Chinese side also expressed its happiness with cooperation with the University of Alexandria and the possibility of cooperating in the establishment of a joint research center to promote this cooperation.

   The delegation listened to the views of the students of the Chinese University of Ningxia - Faculty of Arts. They expressed their happiness with this experience, which helped them to learn Arabic language, to practice various activities and to attend exhibitions and seminars that contributed to their integration into the Egyptian culture and environment.

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Under the patronage of Dr. Essam El-Kordi, President of Alexandria University, the Faculty of Kindergarten held on Wednesday 21/3/2018 the exhibition of practical education for the academic year 2017/2018 for the third and fourth year students under the title: "Entrepreneurship .. the Future of Egypt".

     Dr. Hoda Basheer, Dean of the faculty, pointed out that the exhibition was organized by the students of practical education at the Faculty of Kindergarten in cooperation with the Directorate of Education in Alexandria, and stressed the importance of establishing such exhibitions in order to develop economic concepts and spread the spirit of patriotism, also the teacher should learn about ways to develop the child's creativity to build a small project, design innovative ideas based on the product and develop its ability to plan the feasibility study in a simplified manner.

The president of Alexandria University, Dr. Essam El-Kurdy received Mrs. Amal Abd El Zaher, the Deputy of Education Directorate in Alexandria on Sunday 25th of February 2018. The Rector and Mrs. Amal preliminary agreed to sign a cooperation protocol between the two sides. They also agreed to perform a complete Retinal Scan for schools students starting from next Saturday in addition to Virus C examination and awareness campaigns against this disease starting by Gamal Abdel Naser secondary school.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Amaal Farahat the acting Deputy of Medical Research Institute, Dr. Fahmy Charl the acting Deputy of Higher Institute for Public Health, Dr. Ahmed El Masry the Professor of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Abdel Moneam Fawzy the chief of medical convoys committee in the university.