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Egypt to Host Annual Global Congress on Population, Health, and Development

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has announced that the Global Congress on Population, Health, and Development will be organized in Egypt annually. El-Sisi made this announcement while addressing the congress, which is being held in the New Administrative Capital until Friday.

The president highlighted the importance of addressing the issue of population growth, stating that while some countries have been successful in controlling population growth, others have not. El-Sisi expressed concerns that the resources available in Africa will not be able to meet the needs of the growing population in the future.

El-Sisi emphasized the significance of organizing this congress on an annual basis to tackle this pressing issue. He pointed out that Egypt, with its population of 105 million people, is able to manage its resources effectively. However, he acknowledged that the gap between state resources and population growth has been widening over the past 75 years, impacting the quality of education and healthcare services provided to citizens.

Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, stated that the growing population is the greatest challenge for Egypt, both now and in the future. He explained that it hinders economic growth and affects the level of services provided to citizens. Abdel-Ghaffar stressed the need to achieve a balance between economic growth and population growth to ensure the well-being of all.

During the congress, El-Sisi was presented with a copy of Egypt’s National Strategy for Population and Development 2023–2030 by the Minister of Health and Population. This strategy aims to address the challenges posed by population growth and outline a roadmap for sustainable development.

Hala El-Said, Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, highlighted that controlling population growth is not a new challenge. Despite recent efforts to slow down fertility rates, Egypt has added approximately 25 million people to its population in the last 10 years.

The Global Congress on Population, Health, and Development, held under the slogan “Healthy Population for Sustainable Development,” aims to shed light on the relationship between population, health, and sustainable development. The congress seeks to propose a roadmap to address global challenges in these areas.

By hosting this annual congress, Egypt is taking a proactive approach to address the pressing issue of population growth. The country recognizes the importance of finding a balance between economic growth and population growth to ensure the well-being of its citizens and sustainable development.

The congress provides a platform for experts, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world to come together and exchange ideas, strategies, and best practices. It offers an opportunity to learn from successful initiatives implemented in different countries and explore innovative solutions to tackle the challenges posed by population growth.

Egypt’s commitment to hosting this congress annually demonstrates its dedication to finding sustainable solutions to the population challenge. By bringing together global experts and stakeholders, Egypt aims to contribute to the global dialogue on population, health, and development and drive positive change.

As the congress continues until Friday, participants will engage in discussions, workshops, and presentations to explore the complex relationship between population, health, and sustainable development. The insights gained from this congress will help shape policies and strategies to address the population challenge not only in Egypt but also globally.

In conclusion, Egypt’s decision to host the Global Congress on Population, Health, and Development annually reflects its commitment to addressing the pressing issue of population growth. By bringing together experts and stakeholders from around the world, Egypt aims to find sustainable solutions and contribute to global efforts in achieving a healthy population for sustainable development.

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