Egypt

Egypt is a country in northeast Africa with a population of 95,000 and a life expectancy of 68 years for men and 73 years for women. The health system in Egypt is complex. The principal health policy priorities were articulated through Egypt’s health sector reform and the ‘Healthy Egyptians 2010’ programme, which continued through 2018. WHO cooperation consists in building institutional capacity in the Ministry of Health to strengthen the health system. Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy Vision 2030 sets universal health coverage (UHC) as a priority goal. An important new driver towards this goal is the Social Health Insurance (SHI) law, adopted in 2018. The SHI sets out to ensure adequate and sustainable funding for health and to reduce out-of-pocket expenditures. To this end, the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) supports Egypt in implementing the SHI. In 2019, in terms of health service delivery, UHC-P will assist in the integration of safety and quality measures at health facilities implementing SHI. It will also strengthen health information systems and support capacity building. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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