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“Ministry of Health and Population Signs Protocol to Enhance Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services”

Today, Tuesday, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol in favor of supporting the Ministry of Health in implementing family planning programs and enhancing reproductive health services.

The minister stressed that the cooperation protocol, in turn, serves the vision and directives of the President of the Republic regarding the expansion of partnerships and cooperation with the private sector, in a way that guarantees strengthening the health care system, and resolving the population issue that the Ministry of Health and Population places on top of its priorities, referring to permanent coordination with local and international bodies to develop solutions. population issue and its implementation.

During his speech, the minister indicated that the programs that the state is working on to solve the population issue do not primarily look at the number of births only, but aim to achieve prosperity and development in society through improving demographic characteristics, and providing a safe life for newborns of all ages in various aspects. health, social, psychological.”

During his speech, the Minister pointed out that during the past few years, the Ministry has been keen to develop the health care infrastructure and develop various health facilities, in a way that guarantees the achievement of quality and expansion of the services provided to citizens and what they include in terms of reproductive health services.

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, stated that the cooperation protocol included launching a campaign under the slogan “A Life Path”, aimed at reducing unmet needs for family planning in Egypt, strengthening family planning and reproductive health services, providing family planning services and means, and raising the efficiency of service providers from Medical teams in health facilities, as well as spreading culture and community awareness among citizens.

Abdel Ghaffar added that it is planned to train 2,000 family planning service providers, according to the latest scientific methods, to ensure support for family planning services and support the health of Egyptian women, pointing out that under the partnership it is planned to launch a number of mobile medical clinics for remote and disadvantaged areas to expand the scope of provision. services, spreading awareness and culture among its citizens.

For his part, Dr. Hossam Abbas, Head of the Population and Family Planning Sector, affirmed the continuation of fruitful cooperation through more than one project with the United Nations Population Fund, in a way that serves the issue of population and family planning, and helps provide family planning services, especially in remote governorates and regions, stressing the important role of the company. Pharco Pharmaceuticals in the manufacture and provision of medicines for family planning. He also stressed that the protocol is in line with the vision of the Egyptian leadership to strengthen partnership with the private sector. To enhance the important health of citizens and improve the services provided to them, including improving maternal and child health, as well as strengthening the capabilities of service providers.

For her part, Frederica Meyer, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Egypt, said that the United Nations Population Fund is working to end the unmet need for family planning, pointing out that this partnership is an important step towards achieving this goal, and that the Fund adopts a multi-sectoral and multi-partnership approach. To provide the best reproductive health services.

2023-05-30 14:06:55

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