Egypt’s Ministry of Health signed a cooperation protocol on Tuesday with Tahya Misr fund and Talaat Mostafa Development Group to provide COVID-19 vaccines for 2 million people.
Minister of Health Hala Zayed attended the signing of the cooperation protocol in Cairo. The protocol aims to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to 2 million Egyptians from the prioritised categories, specifically those in need.
The protocol was signed by General Wael El-Saei, the assistant minister of health for financial and administrative affairs; Colonel Tamer Abdel-Fatah, the executive director of Tahya Misr Fund; and Egyptian businessman Hisham Talaat Mostafa, the CEO of Talaat Mostafa development and construction group.
Zayed stated during the event that Tahya Misr Fund was the main “arm” to provide COVID-19 vaccines according to the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The Minister also praised the role of the Egyptian businessmen who stood beside the Egyptian people during the pandemic. She also thanked Talaat Mostafa Group for its contribution in the pandemic.
Tamer Abdel-Fattah said that the fund received EGP 160 million donations, in addition to the contribution of Talaat Mostafa Group, on Tuesday as part of the Coronavirus Vaccine for Free Initiative that was launched by the Egyptian presidency.
He also said that since the start of the pandemic, the fund managed to provide the health sector with medical supplies, including ventilators, masks, and PPEs.