Title

The road to recovery: Egypt's healthcare reform

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Abstract

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. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..

Publication Title

International Journal of Health Planning and Management

Volume

27

Issue

1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/hpm.1088

PubMed ID

21638310

ISSN

07496753

E-ISSN

10991751

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