Egypt’s health ministry to provide free reproductive health services nationwide in June

Egypt will start to offer family planning and reproductive health services free of charge in rural and poor areas nationwide from June 5-23, according to local media citing the country’s Ministry of Health on Thursday.

According to a report from local publication Ahram Online, the campaign is part of the National Project for Development of the Egyptian Family which kicked off under the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, and aims to support the economic well-being and health of Egyptian families.

The campaign will offer quality family planning and reproductive health services to villages and towns through various medical units under the supervision of the health, said Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.

Local media said the campaign will be launched in three phases, with the first phase lasting June 5-9, the second phase will last June 12-16 and the third phase will last June 19-23.