Egypt calls for concerted efforts to serve Arab public health

Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Dr. Hala Zayed underlined the importance of stepping up efforts to provide comprehensive health care services for Arab citizens and protect them against diseases.

Addressing the inaugural session of the 51st meeting of the Council of Arab Health Ministers, held at the Arab League premises under the UAE chairmanship, the minister asserted Egypt’s readiness to offer its expertise and help inspire fellow Arab nations with its successful experiment in the national presidential campaign to eradicate Hepatitis C.

She affirmed the importance of the timing of the council meeting which is being held at very critical conditions in the Arab world that call for concerted efforts and coordinated approaches by the Arab countries to upgrade their health systems, share information on successful experiments and practices in all areas connected with healthcare provision to the public and open communication channels to reach a joint vision on such important issues as public health inclusion and confrontation of health challenges and problem.

She affirmed the necessity of providing technological and financial support to revamp the Arab health systems to match international standards and keep abreast of the latest global developments in the health industry, pointing out that the problem of the Arab countries’ limited resources should be properly addressed and priorities should be outlined to guarantee the provision of the best possible health services to Arab citizens.

Source: State Information Service Egypt