Health Ministry resumes Knock on Doors campaign for family health in Upper Egypt
According to Daily News, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced the launch of the Knock-on Doors campaign to provide family and reproductive health services in Assiut. The campaign was first launched in Fayoum and will continue until the end of March.
According to Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, the campaign aims to improve demographic characteristics and support Egyptian families’ health and reproductive health. It also aims to expand family health services in all governorates in order to follow up on women and provide free services in their homes.
Abdel Ghaffar added that the campaign has been implemented in six districts in Assiut, including Assiut, Al-Ghanayem, Al-Qusiya, Abnoub, Sahel Selim, and Abu Tig, and will be circulated in all districts of the governorate in February and March.
Hossam Abbas, the Health Ministry’s Head of the Population and Family Planning Sector, stated that during the campaign, beneficiaries are electronically registered at the level of health departments within the framework of implementing a health survey to enumerate women of childbearing age through the use of rural pioneers in all areas.
Abbas also stated that the campaign aims to provide family planning and reproductive health services and means, in addition to raising community awareness of the importance of these services in preserving the health of children, mothers, and the family, as well as devising non-traditional ways to attract and motivate beneficiaries to use these methods.
According to Duaa Mohamed Ali, Head of the Central Administration for Family Planning Services and Means, mobile clinics have been provided in residential communities, and all family planning methods, particularly long-acting methods, are provided free of charge to beneficiaries.