Egypt political leadership support for health insurance system hailed

Egypt’s political leadership support for providing necessary funds for the social health insurance system has been hailed by Finance Minister Mohamed Maait who is currently in Washington to attend Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Bank.

Maait reviewed at a high-level forum held on the sidelines of the annual meetings the new health insurance system in Egypt and its financial structure.

Cairo is committed to offering a comprehensive health insurance coverage for all its citizens as one of the goals of the state’s 2030 Vision, the minister told the attendees including counterparts of several countries and representatives of Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Indonesia.

Regionally, Cairo, holding the rotating chairmanship of the African Union, offers full support for all African countries, particularly in the health insurance file, said Maait, citing launching initiatives for making use of Egypt’s expertise in eliminating Hepatitis C.

The latest of the initiatives is President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s initiative for treating one million African people infected with the virus.

He called on all world countries to adopt a similar comprehensive health insurance system.

Source: State Information Service Egypt