Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanoum said the foundation supports President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s initiatives, which aim to provide health care to Egyptian and African citizens, particularly Initiatives to eliminate Hepatitis C and detect non-communicable diseases.
During a meeting with the president on Thursday, at El-Itihadiya Palace, Adhanoum said Sisi is strongly committed to supporting initiatives, which provide health care for all Egyptians, praising the 100 million health initiative.
“President Sisi is very keen on eradicating all health predicaments in Egypt through reducing the number of patient waiting lists and the early detection of diseases,” Adhanoum noted.
The WHO director praised the Egyptian government’s progress in healthcare, noting that the UN agency documents all Egyptian activities in this regard.
Adhanom added that the organization supports Egypt’s efforts to implement the comprehensive health insurance system across the country.
“The organization is keen on linking all Egyptian initiatives on healthcare with international ones, he said, hoping that other countries, particularly Africa ones, could benefit from the Egyptian experience in the field of healthcare.
In the meantime, WHO urges all donor organizations to provide funding for these initiatives, stressing that the 100 Million Health Initiative is strongly supported by the political leadership.
The Director concluded by posting Sisi over the United Nations Agency report on the initiative.