CAIRO - 11 October 2021: Egypt's Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced that 20 free medical convoys for reproductive health and family planning will be deployed to 57 most needy villages in 17 governorates nationwide.
The convoys operate from October 10 until October 26. The move comes as part of the “Our Better Days” initiative, which will provide free family planning services and means to beneficiaries in villages and deprived areas.
The initiative falls within the Ministry of Health and Population’s plan to reduce population growth, improve public health, and achieve Egypt’s Vision 2023.
The convoys were launched in Minya, Qena, Luxor, Daqahleya, Damietta, Assiut, and Sharqiya, Beheira, Beni Suef with each convoy scheduled to roam three villages in the same governorate over three consecutive days.
Hossam Abbas, Head of the ministry’s Population and Family Planning Sector, said that the work of the convoys will be supervised through the central teams in the Population and Family Planning Sector, and the supervision teams in the health directorates and departments.
He said that the convoys include fixed and mobile clinics that roam the villages and aim to provide family planning and reproductive health services to women of childbearing age.