Egyptian Minister of Health and WHO Director General launch Health is Saying and Doing initiative
Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar launched the Health is Saying and Doing initiative on Monday in the presence of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) – and the famous Egyptian cardiologist Sir Magdi Yacoub.
The celebration took place at the Children’s Park on the occasion of the convening of the 69th Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization.
During his participation in the event, Abdel Ghaffar hailed the fruitful relations between the Egyptian State and the WHO, which are constantly experiencing great development, praising the efforts made by the organization and its support to improve and develop the quality of health services, which contributes to the modernization of the health system in Egypt.
He pointed out that Egypt hosts more than 22 Eastern Mediterranean countries throughout the activities of the committee to discuss and discuss the most important health issues and exchange successful experiences regarding healthy living.
In addition, the committee discusses the most significant challenges and achievements in the Coronavirus file, as the Minister pointed out that Egypt has been able to be at the forefront of countries that have responded to the pandemic with the strong support of the WHO.
The minister added that the Egyptian state also has a great experience in health issues, including the elimination of hepatitis C, which makes it a model of success for countries witnessing the spread of this disease, pointing out that Egypt spare no effort to provide aid to the affected countries. a high incidence of hepatitis C infections, which contributes to the elimination of the virus on a global scale.
A statement from the Ministry of Health explained that the Health is Saying and Doing initiative was launched by the WHO to promote health and physical activity in particular as part of a healthy and sustainable future.
The statement also pointed out that the event started with a procession which included the participating delegations led by the Ministers of Health, as well as the Director General of the WHO, the Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, the workers of the organization, government officials and representatives of United Nations agencies, as well as guests from diplomatic and academic circles.
Furthermore, he noted that 14 community outreach teams from the ministry were deployed to the event to sensitize attendees on health issues, in addition to providing two ambulances to ensure everyone’s safety.