Egypt’s GAH, WHO discuss cooperation in health sector

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Ahmed El-Sobky, President of the General Authority for Healthcare (GAH), Assistant Minister of Health and Population, and General Supervisor of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Project, received the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Egypt, Naima El-Qaseer. 

The meeting dealt with reviewing the final draft of the study of national health accounts in Egypt, before the official announcement, in which the authority participates in cooperation with the WHO, to evaluate the health spending from different entities to know the value of spending on diseases for each entity, and for each disease.

The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides so that the organization would be a key partner in documenting the authority’s achievements in various fields of healthcare and providing distinguished service, and highlighting its most important achievements, to constitute a pioneering Egyptian experience in the development of health care. 

El-Sobky stressed the importance of national health accounts, as an effective and comprehensive tool for studying the flows of financial resources within the health system, monitoring and evaluating its interventions, in addition to providing a huge amount of data and information necessary to analyze all components of the system and to identify opportunities for improvement and development.

He stresses the importance of documenting the achievements of the authority, as one of the most important reasons for motivation, moving forward, and achieving success in order to obtain more results, in addition to the importance of keeping a record of achievements to be a model for transferring ideas and experiences from it, benefiting from it, and developing it.

For her part, Al-Qaseer, praised the vital and important role of the GAH in participating in the studies of national health accounts, as it is the arm of the Egyptian state to provide an advanced model of health care in the governorates of comprehensive health insurance to benefit from all advanced means and mechanisms to promote the development of healthcare in Egypt.

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