Health Ministry: 1st 'Safe Women' clinic opened at Ahalina medical center in Cairo
Tuesday، 19 April 2022 - 11:50 AM
The Health and Population Ministry announced on Tuesday that the first "Safe Women" clinic was inaugurated at the Ahalina medical center in Cairo.
The "Safe Women" clinics are medical response clinics offering comprehensive services for women subjected to violence.
The National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) inaugurated the first Safe Women’s Clinic, in cooperation with the Health Ministry and the General Secretariat of Mental Health.
This clinic is a pilot model bringing together the expertise of all stakeholders in combatting violence against women and in offering specialized medical care under the Primary Health Care Department of the Health and Population Ministry.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said that 21 specialized clinics to combat violence against women are to be completed as a first stage during 2022.
Dr. Amal Philip, Health Expert at the Anti-Violence against Women Coordination Unit at the National Council for Women, expressed her deep appreciation for the commitment of the Health Ministry to address violence against women.
During the inauguration, she briefed attendees on the close coordination between the Ahalina Safe Women’s Clinic and the Ain Shams Safe Women’s Clinic, which offers advanced medical services. This allows the Ahalina clinic to refer cases that require immediate surgery directly to the University Hospital.