The Egyptian government has announced a new program that aims to give all Egyptians a free pharmacy in their hometowns.
The plan, which is currently in the early stages, will provide a free prescription for every Egyptian citizen by the end of 2020.
It is similar to a program implemented in Egypt last year, but this time, citizens will be able to obtain a pharmacist-branded medicine instead of a generic one.
The Pharmacy in Cairo initiative is a response to the country’s ongoing health crisis, which has resulted in thousands of deaths from drug-resistant bacteria, coronavirus and pneumonia in recent years.
The program will give the government a way to make sure that Egyptian citizens get access to medicines that are safe, effective and cheap.
The program is being implemented in a number of areas across Egypt, including health and social services, education, finance, infrastructure, and health care.