CAIRO: The U.S. government announced Sunday a $1.4 million grant to the Egyptian Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menoufia governorate to expand its outpatient clinic services.
“Americans and Egyptians have a legacy of working together to promote the health and well-being of the Egyptian people,” said U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Goldberger while touring the hospital, adding “We are honored to continue our longstanding partnership through this grant,” an embassy statement read.
The grant will be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) program to expand the facility’s capacity to serve 500 patients daily, instead of 100, the statement noted.
The Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menoufia has 15 full-time doctors, 21 part-time doctors, 91 nurses and cleaning workers and 21 administrative staff, according to the hospital’s website.
“In 2013, the hospital treated over 120,000 patients, over 95% of whom are Muslims who trust this Christian hospital. In 2010, the Diocese opened a sister hospital in Sadat City, a growing industrial city 90km north-west of Cairo,” the website said.