Sisi approves amendments to World Bank healthcare cooperation project

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree approving amendments to the cooperation project signed between Egypt and the World Bank (WB) in the health care sector.

As per the letter of amendments sent by the WB to the Egyptian government, the project, previously known as the Medical Insurance Development project, will be now titled the “Healthcare Quality Improvement Project (HQIP)”. 

The cooperation project was agreed upon between the two sides in May of 2015.

Also, Sisi approved amending the loan agreement signed between the two sides to fund this project. 

The HQIP aims to assist primary healthcare facilities in Egypt’s poorest 1,000 villages to meet national healthcare quality standards by improving the quality of service delivery through accreditation and enhanced operations and maintenance of publicly owned primary healthcare facilities in targeted areas.

The project supports Egypt’s vision to achieve universal health coverage for an essential package of health services by 2030, and takes the first steps in a multi-year program to help provide Egyptians with access to more equitable, affordable, quality healthcare.

Source: MENA& Egypt State News Service (SIS)