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Egyptian government, JICA ink agreement for universal health insurance

Egyptian government, JICA ink agreement for universal health insurance

ArabFinance: The Egyptian government has signed a cooperation agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the development of Egypt's universal health insurance, according to an emailed statement on June 1st.

The Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said that the Economic Justice Unit has hosted the first meeting of the mutual coordination committee for the technical support project executed by the ministry, the Universal Health Insurance Authority (UHIA), and JICA.

Assistant Minister of Finance for Economic Justice Mai Farid commended cooperation with the Embassy of Japan and JICA, and other partners, for the development project of universal health insurance.

In 2021, Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al Mashat signed an agreement with the Japanese Embassy and JICA to raise the value of the grant Japan provides for the establishment of an affiliated annex building to Abu El-Reesh Paediatric Hospital to JPY 2.108 billion ($19 million).

 

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