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Egypt, US combine efforts to boost family planning programs

Egyptian parliament recently approved amendments to a deal signed with USAID that would provide $10 million for Egypt’s family planning program.

Pursuing its efforts to put the brakes on overpopulation, the Egyptian Cabinet approved Sept. 18 the amendment of the grant deal previously signed between Egypt and the United States targeting family planning programs. Under the amendment, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide a new sum of $10 million and $50,000 as an additional contribution to support the Egyptian government's efforts in enhancing the quality of family planning and reproductive health services.

In September 2017, Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr and USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin signed a six-year grant deal with the key aim of making Egypt's family planning programs more effective and sustainable by improving the quality of services offered to citizens.

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