EU Support to Egypt's National Population Strategy

Ensuring rights and choices for all

EU Support to Egypt's National Population Strategy

For the first time, Egypt's 2014 Constitution guarantees equal political and economic rights for all population groups with a commitment to improving quality of life and public health. Egypt has been actively engaged in preparing and negotiating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Government of Egypt remains committed to the effective implementation of these historical agreements through mutually beneficial cooperation to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, in order to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, while ensuring that none is left behind. In alignment with the 2030 Agenda, Egypt launched its own strategy for sustainable development; "Egypt Vision 2030."

This forward-looking strategy is unprecedented in its scope and significance at the national level and spans over the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.

Where we work

  • Outcome
    01

    Family Planning services including contraceptive commodities scaled-up and more accessible (supply side)

    • Result 1

      National costed implementation plan for family planning developed and implemented

    • Result 2

      Supply chain management strengthened in order to enhance quality of care and support choice of methods by reducing contraceptives' stockouts and equipment

    • Result 3

      Enhanced capacity of service providers (5,500 FP clinics)

    • Result 4

      Family planning services and supply integrated into frequently used public sector maternal and new-born health services at Primary Health Care Level

    • Result 5

      Public sector maternal/ new-born health facilities have regular FP supplies

    • Result 6

      Youth-friendly FP services integrated into Primary Health Centres for married young people

    • Result 7

      FP services/supply extended to women whose mobility is constrained by social norms (14,000 MoHP Outreach Workers trained as a Community Health Workers (CHW)

    • Result 8

      FP extended to "women health clubs" revitalized as FP clinics (2,500)

    • Result 9

      Accreditation and award system for Ministry of Health and Population family planning clinics in place

  • Outcome
    02

    Youth and population in reproductive age educated on family planning, public awareness on the value of smaller family size raise

    • Result 1

      Comprehensive population education introduced in educational system

    • Result 2

      Entertainment education utilised in in school and out of school settings

    • Result 3

      60,000,000 people reached with a comprehensive media campaign on all platforms – digital, electronic, print, and audio – to educate the public on population, Family Planning issues and to promote small family concept

    • Result 4

      Marriage databases, birth registers, other relevant databases linked with FP delivery points and providing newly married couples/ new parents with FP information

    • Result 5

      Awareness of religious/ community leaders on population, FP issues raised

  • Outcome
    03

    Institutional capacities for monitoring and coordination of the implementation of the NPS strengthened ("population governance")

    • Result 1

      A national high-level inter-ministerial Population Task-force and population task-forces at governorate-level established and coordinating National Population Strategy implementation;

    • Result 2

      National Population Council managed National Population Strategy monitoring/reporting system activated.

Project funded by the European Union.

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