As many as 381,571 services were provided throughout Egypt’s governorates under the new presidential healthcare campaign dubbed “100-Day Health, as part of the 100-Million Health initiative”, a report received by Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar read Thursday.
The campaign offered the highest performance rate across the different governorates, according to the report.
The campaign was launched by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on June 25, 2023.
Health and Population Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said services offered by the campaign reached 12,984 on the first day, as part of a presidential initiative to support women’s health.
The 100-day campaign aims to intensify preventive care services (including immunizations and vaccines), as well as environmental health and food safety services while raising citizens’ awareness concerning health-related misconceptions.
Using over 5,000 primary care units nationwide, the campaign includes 500 medical convoys that will offer check-ups, treatment, testing, and screening services at the state’s expense, the minister said, noting that as many as 53 mobile clinics have also been deployed to public and crowded places.
These clinics cover various specializations, such as internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery, ophthalmology, teeth, ear and nose, obstetrics and gynaecology, and dermatology.
The 100 Million Health Initiative was launched in July 2019 under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.