Egypt has so far succeeded in examining more than 60 million citizens under the initiative and has provided treatment for more than one million citizens affected by the virus.
President Sisi while Speaking at a UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage at the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly meetings in New York, affirmed that healthcare is a top priority for the country and that Egypt has started implementing the first phase of the comprehensive health cover for the Egyptians.
“We launched several initiatives including eliminating the critical surgical operations lists that covered about 250,000 patients,” Sisi said
Egypt is currently chairing the African Union for 2019, and President Sisi stressed that Egypt is seeking to spread the initiative to other African countries in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), within the framework of the African Union Agenda 2063.
“Moreover, we shed light on the health problems facing women and children in Egypt through the initiatives of “Supporting Egyptian Women’s Health” and “Detection and Treatment of Hearing Impaired Newborns”. A campaign to detect obesity, anaemia and dwarfing of schoolboys, was also launched” Sisi added.
According to him, 50% of the world’s population is suffering from lack of access to basic and adequate health services, which so far hinders efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promotion of well-being for all at all ages
Culled from m.aawsat.com