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Egypt: 3RP Monthly Update - February 2015: Health

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13,410 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2015


• UNICEF, WHO and UNHCR are meeting regularly to prepare for all actions needed to address the Syrian refugees’ mainstreaming in the public primary health care (PHC) system in Cairo planned to start in April 2015 and the related joint communication strategy.

• The preparations of the process towards mainstreaming primary health care in Greater Cairo included several coordination meetings between UNHCR and Ministry of Health (MoH) to agree on the area of UNHCR’s support to MoH as part of the resilience responses and the cooperation between them to facilitate Egyptians and Syrians’ access to primary and specialized health care services; in addition to preparations by UNICEF of flyers listing UN supported public primary health care facilities in Greater Cairo which will be distributed to Syrians in order to raise awareness and to facilitate their access to public facilities.

• A one day workshop on the UNHCR referral care database was facilitated by UNHCR health unit for a group of six referral focal points from UNHCR health implementing partners (Mahmoud Society, AMU, Refuge Egypt and Caritas Cairo). The objective of the training was to start piloting a tool to collect key data on referrals, capture referral cases that are complicated and subject to higher cost to help the medical partners to prioritize their interventions , monitor and ensuring cost effective responses are upheld