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International Health Regulations

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Egypt is a party to International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR). Several activities have been done to facilitate the implementation of the regulations in the country including:

identification of a national official responsible for IHR

coordination and collaboration with different ministries and organizations to implement the IHR

training courses and workshops for health-care providers, including quarantine staff, to raise competence

assessment of capacity and surveillance preparedness at different sites in order to comply the regulations.

An action plan has been prepared for implementation of surveillance and response in governorates as well as a contingency plan. Modification of some national regulations and legal procedures has been introduced in order to comply with IHR.

International Health Regulations

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

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Egypt country health profile

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

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