Public Expenditure on Health in Egypt<sup>*</sup>

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161544
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970306 | DOI:
Public Expenditure on Health in Egypt*

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This chapter presents an assessment of Egypt's health system, defines the challenges that face it, and proposes strategies for reform. It shows that over the past decade, Egypt has achieved an overall improvement in health outcomes, in particular, significant reductions in infant, child, and maternal mortality rates. This improvement is attributable to a combination of factors, including improved access to basic health services, hygiene and safe drinking water, and to improved educational attainment of mothers. However, several deficiencies face the health system in Egypt, particularly the public health system, and this raises concerns about its sustainability.

Keywords: health system; health policy; public health; mortality rates; health services

Chapter.  8609 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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