UNICEF representative in Egypt participates in "Our children, Our future...Their Health is a Priority" conference organized by Al-Ahram Foundation
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Cairo, 31 January 2023 –Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in Egypt, participated in “Our Children, Our Future… Their Health is a Priority” conference organized by Al-Ahram Foundation under the auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and attended by Dr. Nivine El-Kabbag, Minister of Social Solidarity, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, the Advisor to the President of Egypt for health and prevention affairs, Eng. Nevine Osman, Secretary General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, and Dr. Naeema Al-Gasseer , Representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt.
The conference shed light on the most important issues and topics related to child health in Egypt. During the conference, children presented a simulation model of House of Representatives session on health services provided to young people, discussing achievements and challenges from children's perspectives. This session was sponsored by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and UNICEF.
UNICEF works with the Government, United Nations organizations, development partners and civil society to ensure that every child in Egypt enjoys all rights, without any kind of discrimination, especially the right to health and physical and psychological safety, as well as supporting children's access to basic vaccinations, proper nutrition, and a healthy start to their lives.
Jeremy Hopkins said: “I am very excited about this conference because the media has a major role in promoting positive behaviors by delivering awareness messages to every home in Egypt. UNICEF works with development partners to protect all children from violence and support their mental and physical health. Together, we give our children a healthy life so that they can enjoy their childhood and develop their knowledge and abilities.”
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/egypt/