UNHCR, WHO commend Egypt’s inclusion of refugees in “100 Million Seha”

Egypt: first country in Eastern Mediterranean Region to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

10 April 2019 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and WHO, the World Health Organization, commend Egypt’s extension of the “100 Million Seha” campaign to include refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt in the new phase.

The “100 Million Seha” campaign, which kicked off at a national scale in October 2018 under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, aims at detecting and eliminating hepatitis C in Egypt by 2023. The campaign has started providing free tests to all foreign nationals in Egypt, including refugees and asylum-seekers as of 17 March 2019, with the first refugee receiving free hepatitis C medication a week later.

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Course in best practices for injection safety for humanitarian health care providers

WHO country office for Egypt in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) organized 2 days training of trainers (TOT)’s workshop on Best practices of Safety injection, on 5th and...

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In focus

Finalizing the national action plan on antimicrobial resistance in Egypt

20 March 2018 – WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population conducted a consultative workshop to finalize Egypt’s national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), from 6 to...

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Key health-related statistics

General government expenditure on health as % of general government expenditure 5.6
Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population) 0.6
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 70.5

Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Egypt country health profile

Global Health Observatory. Egypt statistics summary (2002–present)

Regional Health Observatory