Egypt's health minister calls for fair access to medicines, vaccines globally

MENA , Saturday 19 Aug 2023

Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar called for further efforts to build a better future with fair access to medications and vaccines, particularly during the outbreak of pandemics, epidemics and other health crises.

Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar
Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar speaking during the event (Photo: the official Facebook page of Egypt s Ministry of Health and Population)


The minister, who is currently visiting India to participate in the Health Working Group (HWG) meetings of G20, made his remarks on Saturday during a session held on the sidelines of the G20 activities.

The session focused on supporting the pharmaceutical sector to provide high-quality medications at reasonable prices.

Abdel Ghaffar shed light on Egypt's experience supporting the local production of medicines and vaccines.  

Egypt's efforts in this sector led to the establishment of Gypto Pharma City, the largest manufacturer of medicines in the Middle East, with an annual production capacity of 200 million packs.

The HWG of G20 kicked off on Friday under the presidency of India and will conclude on Saturday.

Delegates representing 19  G20 member states, ten invited countries and 22 international organizations participate in the HWG activities.

Search Keywords:
Short link: