The cost of a taboo Imagine a country where the event of giving birth and the period that precedes it (pregnancy) is a taboo. An event that nobody wants to talk about, when it happens it happens, a matter “in God’s hands”. Women and families are not being told about […]
Together with research partners from Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt, Shamseya has launched its report on Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials in Egypt.
This report studies the conduct of these trials in Egypt, sheds the light on some of the short-comings that were identified and proposes recommendations for the different stakeholders.
The Egyptian healthcare system went through repeated attempts of reforms over the past three decades. Stagnant politics and a very centralized decision making process lead to the fact that none of the attempted reform efforts ended rewardingly. In 1997, the government of Egypt launched the Health Sector Reform Program (HSRP), […]
In Egypt, health services are delivered by a multitude of public service providers (the ministry of Health (MOH), ministries of Higher Education, Defense, the Interior, etc.), the Health Insurance Organization (HIO), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and an expanding network of private practitioners and medical facilities. Even though presence of multiple providers […]
In the Arab Republic of Egypt, the role of the government in guaranteeing the respect, protection and fulfillment of the right to health for all citizens has been underlined in the constitution, where it is announced to be a fundamental right. There has been, however, no realization of the right […]