Menouf, Menoufia – Yesterday, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Goldberger announced that the U.S. Government has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf to expand their outpatient clinic to better meet increased community demand for services.
“Americans and Egyptians have a legacy of working together to promote the health and well-being of the Egyptian people,” said Goldberger today while touring the hospital. “We are honored to continue our longstanding partnership through this grant.”
The existing outpatient clinic at Harpur Memorial Hospital has the capacity to serve 100 patients daily, but often sees 500 patents per day. This grant, awarded through the U.S. Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) program, will fund the construction of a two-story outpatient building to accommodate the growing number of outpatients and increase the hospital’s capacity to provide superior care to its patients.
According to USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID/ASHA awarded 34 grants in 24 countries this year for a total of $23 million. Established in 1947, this program has facilitated the development of superior schools, libraries, and hospitals in 80 countries. USAID/ASHA has supported 270 institutions around the world and contributed to the livelihoods of community members.
Over the past 30 years, the U.S. Agency for International Development has worked with the Egyptian people to upgrade clinics and hospitals; train thousands of health professionals; perform groundbreaking research; educate the population about health and family planning; and modernize health sector policy and financing.