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  • 31 December 2018

    Polish Aid projects conducted by the Embassy of Poland in Cairo.

    A microscopic laboratory that had been funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, as part of the "Polish Aid" program, was officially launched on December, 6 at the Faculty of Medicine at the University for Women AHFAD in Omdurman (Khartoum). Major objectives of the projects financed by “Polish Aid” are  raising healthcare quality and  improving access to education.


    AHFAD is one of the leading universities in Sudan. It was founded in 1966 to create educational opportunities for women, strengthen their role in society, especially in the countryside, and promote equal rights for women in Sudan.


    The laboratory was opened by the deputy ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Cairo, Mrs. Justyna Porazińska, and the president of AHFAD, prof. Gassim Bedri. The ceremony, was also attended by prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, together with the academic staff and students,
    The new equipment will be used not only for didactic work, but for regular cancer diagnosis as well. The Polish system also allows the users to send  electronically recorded images of samples to specialized laboratories all over the world for consultations (telemedicine).


    The project was implemented thanks to the voluntary work of the people involved, mainly Dr. Shahinaz Bedri, the specialist in pathology at AHFAD, and her team. The multimedia equipment was provided by its Polish producer:  “Opta-Tech” company. The installation of the devices and staff  training were carried out by Mr. Andrzej Maciejczyk and Mr. Piotr Brzeziński.



    Just before Christmas, in the parish of St. Joseph in Cairo pupils of the school for Eritrean refugees officially completed the first semester of study  which was funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a part of  the "Polish Aid" program. The children and their families were welcomed by the parish priest, Father John Korir, and the Ambassador of Poland, Michał Łabenda, who reminded that the idea of supporting the school  by Polish Aid came from the two Polish priests who stayed in Egypt last year. The priests have already left but their work has remained.


    During the ceremony, the students, under the guidance of their teachers, prepared and presented a short artistic program that included elements characteristic of Eritrean culture. It is worth mentioning, that, in addition to general knowledge, the school's curriculum includes elements of Eritrean traditions and customs.


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