Prof. Al-Fahal reveals high infection rates of maestoma in Sudan

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Medani, February 13 (SUNA) - The Director of the Maestoma Center in Khartoum and the Head of the Scientific Research and Innovation Department at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Prof. Ahmed Hassan Al-Fahal has revealed increase of the rate of maestoma cases by reaching about 9,000 cases at the Maestoma Research Center at Suba University Teaching Hospital. Prof. Al-Fahal said that the most of the infected were from Gezira State, where the administration of Gezira University affirmed its readiness to adopt an initiative to conduct a survey of the affected areas to find out the causes of the infection and ways to prevent disease and treat the patients through scientific research, referring to the participation of students of the Faculty of Medicine in the field survey. Prof. Al-Fahal said, when he visited Thursday the area of Wad Shigdi in the greater Medani Locality, that maestoma was one of the neglected diseases spread along the agricultural belt, Stressing the necessity of completing the collective work endeavors between the universities of Gezira and Khartoum and the ministries of health and higher education to reduce the spread of the disease by conducting a field survey at the areas affected by the illness, calling for the importance of integrated team work to limit the spread of the disease due to the fact that there are no ways to prevent it, asserting the importance of accompanying the efforts of international and charitable organizations to reduce the burden on patients through the treatment support, given that the therapy cost per day reaching about 400 pounds. For his part, the Vice-Chancellor of Gezira University Prof. Mohamed Taha Yousuf stressed that the university has great capabilities that contribute to the detection of the causes of disease and the opportunities for treating it through scientific research, emphasizing the need to support and develop the university's central laboratory to complete the infrastructures of scientific research.