Why Sisi’s Amendments Avoided Health Policy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mostafa Gawish

Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/why-sisis-amendments-avoided-health-policy/

Egypt and Iraq ranked amongst the 20 worst performing countries in the field of health according to the new World Classification of 2019. The Indigo Wellness Index – which collects data for this classification – is one of the most comprehensive indicators, covering 191 countries around the world.

However, the Egyptian government did not care much about this global health index and its results; as the Egyptian arena has been heavily preoccupied with Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s constitutional amendments and their immediate and future consequences. Regardless of the debate on the constitutionality of these amendments, they unfortunately did not address any issues related to the citizen’s daily life, especially in the field of health care.

This paper addresses some basic concepts about the Egyptian health policies and strategies, their application procedures on the ground and how far they are adhering to the provisions of the Constitution of 2014, and whether there was a need to include health articles in Sisi’s constitutional amendments?

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