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1000 physicians trained as EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy project kicks off

As part of its program to enhance the capacity of family planning service providers, the EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy project supported the training of 1000 general practitioners in 24 governorates.

The physicians were trained on medical eligibility and insertion of Implanon.

In addition, the project supported the training of nurse supervisors to develop a road map to enhance their role in family planning, reporting formats, integration of family planning in other maternal and child services, main pitfalls and rumors and mechanisms to enhance counseling using the Decision Making Tool (DMT).

This workshop was attended by 42 representatives of family planning sector, primary health care sector, nursing central administration, and nurse supervisors from Alexandria, Assiut, Gharbeya, Qena, Luxor, North Sinai, Suez, Beni Suef, Qaliubiya, Giza, Sharkeya, Matrouh, Ismailia, and Kafr al-Sheikh.

This comes as part of the “EU support of Egypt's National Population Strategy,” with the support of an EU-grant of 27 Million Euros. The project is built on strong partnerships with relevant national authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Population.

The project aims at increasing the use of voluntary, rights-based family planning through improved supply of family planning services and commodities, increased demand for family planning, and enhanced governance for implementation of the National Population Strategy. It will ultimately benefit Egyptians of reproductive age who will have more choices regarding the size of their families, as well as the timing and spacing of children.