Health

Al-Mashat and the Acting Minister of Health witness the signing of an agreement between the Japanese Embassy and UNICEF for a project to expand the scope of vaccines

Aya Hussein

Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation: Our strategic relations with Japan and UNICEF support development efforts in various fields

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar The Acting Minister of Health: The agreement promotes the establishment of cooling systems in 600 a vaccination site and the promotion of obtaining vaccines

The Japanese Ambassador in Cairo: We are keen on continuing cooperation with The Egyptian government to enhance development cooperation and support the efforts of the health sector With a value of $3.5 million, to implement the project to expand the scope of vaccination against the Covid virus 19 in Egypt, within the framework of close cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and multilateral and bilateral development partners To enhance development efforts and support the state’s plan to respond to the Corona pandemic.

This project aims, by increasing the number of vaccination centers, to ensure effective vaccination, through a number of proposed activities that promote g. Accelerating the vaccination process against Covid disease – 19.

In her speech, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, emphasized, On the close cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and development partners to support efforts to combat the Corona pandemic, explaining that since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the Ministry of International Cooperation has begun to strengthen discussions with all development partners to support the efforts of the health sector in Egypt in providing vaccines and prevention tools.

Al-Mashat indicated that the agreements with development partners regarding the health sector in Egypt come within the framework of the ministry’s vision, which puts the citizen at the center of attention, and ongoing projects, and sustainable development goals are the driving force, as the project we are about today enhances the implementation of the goals Sustainable development, third: good health and well-being, tenth: reducing inequalities, and eleventh: peace, justice and strong institutions.

She explained that cooperation with the Japanese side varies in many areas, including the health sector and during General 2021 A grant modification project was signed for the construction of the outpatient clinic building of the Abu Al-Rish Japanese University Hospital for Pediatrics

The Minister of International Cooperation also praised the constructive cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund “UNICEF” “Through the Qatar Partnership Program, and under the umbrella of the strategic framework for the partnership between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations, where the partnership period

witnessed many progress at the level of Supporting child care and strengthening health care efforts, and a new strategic framework is being developed 2023-2027 in a way that enhances the country’s priorities.

The Minister of International Cooperation emphasized that Full coordination with all ministries and relevant authorities, with the aim of enhancing joint work with development partners to achieve the maximum benefit from development funds, and providing the technical support required to enhance the state’s development vision according to priorities.

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Acting Director The Minister of Health, to the importance of this tripartite agreement between Egypt, Japan and UNICEF, in strengthening the state’s plan to combat the Corona pandemic, by establishing effective cooling systems in 600 a vaccination site and securing vaccines during storage transportation, and training of medical teams Where 2000 employees of the Ministry of Health and Population will be trained, in addition to urging citizens to vaccinate against the Corona virus through social media platforms.

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar directed , thanks the Ministry of International Cooperation for the continuous cooperation in the framework of supporting the ministry’s efforts to combat the Corona virus, as well as cooperation with the Japanese side and UNICEF in many aspects that enhance health care.

On his part, Mr. Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador The Japanese in Cairo thanked the Ministry of International Cooperation for coordinating and joint work in order to enhance development work efforts with the Japanese government, noting that through this agreement, $3.9 million will be provided from it to expand access to anti-Coronavirus vaccines. He also clarified the Japanese government’s keenness to support Egypt’s efforts to strengthen the health care sector, as before that a grant amounting to $9.5 million was provided, in addition to an agreement worth about $ 600 million dollars in The framework for developing the health care sector and improving the response to the Corona pandemic in Egypt. in supporting health care efforts and expanding access to coronavirus vaccines.

It is worth noting that the development cooperation agreements that were agreed upon during the year

for the health sector and the development of health care services And supporting the state’s efforts to implement the comprehensive health insurance project, amounting to about 600 million dollars, including development financing of 600 One million dollars, and another funding from the French Development Agency in the amount of 19 one million dollars, to support the budget in a way that enhances the implementation of the comprehensive health insurance project, in addition to the development grants obtained by the health sector With a value of 182 million dollars, from the The United States of America and the European Union.

The portfolio of cooperation between Egypt and Japan, which began a year ago 1954, is diverse in many sectors, and records the current portfolio of economic cooperation between the two countries. About 2.8 billion dollars to implement 19 projects, including health, electricity, transportation, navigation, education, higher education, and irrigation.