Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad meets with the Acting Minister of Health Houssam Abdel-Ghaffar - press photo
CAIRO- 2 December 2021: In preparation for the COP 27 conference due to convene in Egypt in November 2022, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and the Minister of Health are working to frame a plan regarding the health safety during the conference, amid the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus (Omicron).
Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad met with Acting Minister of Health khaled Abdel-Ghaffar to discuss the logistics and all anti-coronavirus preventive measures during the conference. Both ministers also tackled the importance of merging the environmental issues and climate change impacts with the academic students’ graduation projects.
Minister Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed the support for the Environmental Ministry’s plan regarding the COP27 conference, saying that the Ministry of Health will take all preventive measures, and allocate hospitals for emergency cases, besides isolation places. He added that testing kits for detecting coronavirus will be available at airports, hotels, conference venues, besides providing ambulances and medical teams during the conference’s activities.
The Acting Health Minister said a session on climate change impacts on people’s health would be held during the conference, besides another session about the integration of climate change in academic curricula, especially in medical education to tackle diseases that accompany high temperatures.