The Ministry of Health publishes the names of 19 genetic diseases that it treats for free

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the President of the Republic’s initiative for early detection of genetic diseases for newborns targets 19 diseases and provides free treatment. The Ministry of Health and Population said that the initiative aims to reach a healthy generation free from causes of disabilities.

She explained that the initiative aims to detect 19 genetic diseases in newborns, pointing out that the first phase of the initiative includes conducting a medical survey of newborns in nurseries in all hospitals affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Population.

She said that the 19 diseases are (congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, bean anemia, cystic fibrosis, hereditary hyperlipidemia, phenylketonuria, tetrahydrobutyrin deficiency, organic acidity, high isovaleric acid in the blood, elevation of propionic acid / methylmalone In the blood, maple urine disease, high blood tyrosine – type I, high blood galactose, high urine homocysteine, high blood arginine, high blood citrulline, carbamoyl transporter ornithine deficiency, fatty acid oxidation, biotinidase deficiency).


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