Project profile — Addressing Gaps in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Egypt


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2019-07-08 - 2024-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Egypt (100.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Reproductive health care (13020) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to empower women and engage men by increasing the awareness of, access to and quality of, family planning services in Egypt. Egypt’s population has dramatically increased in the last decade, reaching almost 100 million people in 2018. Access to quality family planning services is critical for women and adolescent girls to lead healthy lives, and is part of an important strategy to address high population growth rates. The project also aims to address the barriers women, adolescent girls and girls face in accessing quality health services including social norms, behaviours and attitudes. Project activities include: (1) procuring contraceptives and developing a distribution plan in targeted areas; (2) designing and rolling out of a comprehensive curriculum for population and family planning education; and (3) organizing advocacy events to solidify the national commitment for family planning. The project is part of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) national program, which aims to reach 5,500 family planning clinics, 14,000 Ministry of Health and Population outreach workers, 2,500 women’s health clubs and 60 million people through a comprehensive media campaign on population and family planning.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to family planning and reproductive health services, particularly for women and adolescent girls; (2) educating youth, particularly adolescent girls, on the rights of women with regard to family planning, and raised public awareness of the value of smaller family size; and (3) strengthened government capacity to monitor the National Population Strategy and coordinate activities for empowering women with regard to family planning.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2023 include: (1) trained 484 service providers on reproductive health and family planning counselling; (2) developed five studies addressing population issues, such as a review of the Ministry of Health’s Executive Plan 2015-2020: In the context of the National Population and Development Strategy 2015-2030; (3) reached 27 governorates through scale-up of sustainable development goals localization; (4) reached 6,269,558 people with awareness messages on family planning, targeting women of reproductive age; (5) trained 835 young people on population issues such as family planning, adolescent health, gender-based violence against women and girls, child marriage and female genital mutilation; (6) reached 49,594 community members with messages on population issues; (7) launched 170 youth centers and Population Clubs to address local communities population issues in hard-to-reach areas; and (8) supported and furnished 80 population awareness clubs in 12 governorates to be hubs for social change.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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