The Ministry of Health has convened a meeting with the National Planning Council to coordinate efforts aimed at launching the National Health Strategic Plan to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting grouped the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Saad El-Din Abdel-Wakil, and the Undersecretary-General of the National Planning Council, Anwar Bashir Al-Sharif, besides officials and experts from both sides.

The parties reviewed the objectives and axes of the National Health Strategic Plan 2013, which was designed to guarantee the citizen's right to a fair, comprehensive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health service.

The 2013 plan also includes a plan to build a financing system based on comprehensive, mutual health insurance that allows sharing the burden of medical costs.

According to the Health Ministry, the National Health Strategy adopts a group of objectives, such as developing the health information system, approving a national e-health strategy, combating infectious and endemic diseases, improving primary health care services, implementing the family doctor system, and ensuring complete care for the wounded and people with disabilities and their psychological and physical rehabilitation.