Primary healthcare with AFD and UNICEF

02-04-2017 06:38 PM

Mary Fikry

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.

Watani International

2 April 2017

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