Egypt, WHO discuss pandemic cooperation in Geneva

SourceEgypt Independent

Egypt’s representative in Geneva, Ahmed Ehab Gamal Eddin, met on Tuesday with Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, at the organization’s headquarters, to discuss cooperation and relations between Egypt and the WHO during the pandemic. Adhanom praised recent Egyptian health initiatives, such as the “100 Million Healthy Lives” initiative and the comprehensive health insurance bill, adding that the initiatives reflect the state’s keenness to support and strengthen the health system. The meeting also reviewed the latest developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the organization’s efforts through the COVAX initiative to provide vaccines to all countries in a fair and equal manner. Gamal Eddin affirmed Egypt’s support for the WHO’s efforts despite the supply chain challenges that have arisen in securing enough doses to meet global needs.  Egypt is looking forward to obtaining the vaccines from the facility as soon as possible to help in complete the vaccination campaign it launched, he said. According to Gamal Eddin, Egypt is trying more...