Egypt

Total Population: 82 million GDP: 272 billion Year Launched: 2011 Language: Arabic Membership: Associate Member

Towards implementation of a UHC policy.

Egypt's new constitution has enshrined the universal right to heath for every citizen and has set the means to that vision through implementation of a universal social health insurance scheme.

The Context

The Ministry of Health and Population is currently seeking through a constitutional mandate, political will and a dedicated committee for drafting a universal health insurance law scheme. Furthermore, the ministry is beginning to initiate the transformation phase towards full implementation of UHC.

Egypt aims to start a new social health insurance law (SHI) to cover the entire population, including subsidies for the poor, and to decrease the out-of-pocket expenditure of the Egyptian citizens.

Country Core Group Members

Mohsen George

Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt

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