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USAID Supports Healthy Living in Egypt

USAID Supports Healthy Living in Egypt

INTERNATIONAL
CAIRO, Egypt: Thousands of Egyptians are living healthier lives today thanks to a joint project between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health and Population to improve the skills of over 700 Egyptian health educators. The project, which began in 2014 and completed this month, featured a combination of training, curriculum development, and media campaigns. We believe that this project has strengthened the Ministry’s ability to deliver effective health messages and address critical health issues According to U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger, “We know how important healthcare is to the Government of Egypt and to the Egyptian people, and that’s why we made this investment and partnered with the Mi
Competency enhancement of the food inspectors under the National Food Safety Authority

Competency enhancement of the food inspectors under the National Food Safety Authority

AFRICA, BUSINESS
CAIRO, Egypt: The Government of Egypt recently established an independent National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) as an autonomous regulatory body directly under the Prime Minster and the Cabinet. The activities of this regulatory body will be critical in ensuring the food safety regulations are being implemented and enforced. Such an authority will also play a key role in facilitating trade of food products of both animal and plant origin in both domestic and international markets. As such one of the critical requirements for NFSA is to have qualified, trained staff to carry out its task with due diligence and professionalism. One area where NFSA is left wanting is the inspection service and the dearth of qualified food safety inspectors. Recognizing the importance o