During her first visit to Egypt, AFD Operations Director Laurence Breton-Moyet,
signed a EURO 31M financing package with the Government of Egypt supporting
the work of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) on enhancing
the quality of primary healthcare services in the country.
The Primary Healthcare Support Project marks the first contribution of AFD to the
health sector in Egypt. The project seeks to improve quality of care in over 700
Family Health Units in the Delta and Canal Regions and strengthen the health
system at large through training, equipment provision and rehabilitation activities.
As part of this financing package, AFD’s Operations Director has signed a grant
agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in
Egypt, Bruno Maes.
Within this new partnership, UNICEF will implement complementary activities to
increase health awareness among local beneficiaries and utilisation of quality
primary health services in the target areas. UNICEF’s response will specifically
focus on the first 1,000 days—from pregnancy through a child’s second
birthday—when child malnutrition can cause life-long and irreversible damages.
The project builds on UNICEF’s long-term and consolidated partnership with
MOHP, and its vast experience in the primary healthcare system in Egypt.
2 April 2017