President of the Public Authority for Health Care Ahmed Al-Sobki met with Finland’s Ambassador to Cairo Pekka Kosonen on Monday to discuss cooperation in developing comprehensive health care and training health service providers in the governorates under the comprehensive health insurance system.
Al-Sobki expressed his happiness with the meeting, stressing his aspiration for more cooperation with Finland and to benefit from its experiences in the field of health care and human resource development, digital transformation, and the use of technologies.
He also stressed that the vision of the Health Care Authority to advance the health care services system is based on raising the efficiency of health facilities, equipping them with the latest medical and non-medical equipment, providing therapeutic service packages at its three different levels, raising the quality of health services and their conformity with international standards, developing manpower skills, and benefiting from modern technology that improves health care outcomes.
Furthermore, the meeting reviewed the development that Egypt witnessed in health care in the governorates under the new comprehensive health insurance system, the achievements and leadership of the General Authority for Health Care on the ground in providing services and health care to beneficiaries of the highest quality, the digital transformation of services, and the development of new medical services with global technologies.
It also covered cooperation between the two parties in the areas of health care development and comprehensive health coverage, and how to benefit from Finnish expertise in completing the path to developing the health care system in Egypt while ensuring quality and aligning management and operation with international standards.
Additionally, the meeting discussed the current and future mechanisms of cooperation between the two parties in a number of areas of health care development in Egypt, including the introduction of advanced medical technologies, training health service providers with distinguished training programmes, the introduction of AI systems for services, and the application of the concept of green hospitals to ensure safe services and health care of international quality to citizens.
For his part, Kosonen expressed his happiness with the meeting, praising the effective role played by Egypt in Africa and the region, as well as the comprehensive health reform processes, the development witnessed by the Egyptian health care system, and the achievements made in a short time, which indicates the political will and interest in the advancement of the health system in Egypt.
He also pointed his country’s aspiration for more cooperation in the various fields of health care, universal health coverage, modern health systems, digital transformation of services, and integration of health departments.