The road to recovery: Egypt's healthcare reform
Version of Record online: 2 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages e83–e91, January/March 2012
How to Cite
Haley, D. R. and Bég, S. A. (2012), The road to recovery: Egypt's healthcare reform. Int. J. Health Plann. Mgmt., 27: e83–e91. doi: 10.1002/hpm.1088
- Issue online: 2 MAR 2012
- Version of Record online: 2 JUN 2011
- Family Health Funds;
- healthcare reform;
- Health Insurance Organization;
- Health Sector Reform Program
As many industrial and third-world countries recover from the severe economic crisis of a global recession, they continue to struggle with its negative effect on their healthcare systems. Healthcare reform has become a leading policy agenda item for most countries. This is especially true for countries in the developing world who are struggling to allocate very limited resources to meet the growing health needs of their residents and the expectations of global health. In the late 1990s, the Egyptian government, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development, initiated a Health Sector Reform Program (HSRP) to completely reform the way healthcare was financed, organized and delivered with the intent to extend healthcare coverage to all of its citizens. Although some successes have resulted from the HSRP, Egypt's new government leaders will need to be informed on policies that may more effectively improve the health of the Egyptian population. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.