The Pandemic: A View from Egypt

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mariam Mahmoud and Ayman Sabae Original Link: https://pomed.org/the-pandemic-a-view-from-egypt/ Background: Since last month, Egypt has been undergoing a third wave of COVID-19 infections, with cases reportedly five times higher than this time last year. From the outset of the pandemic, the government has resisted imposing...

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Egypt’s Health Insurance: Legislative & Institutional Structure

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-health-insurance-legislative-institutional-structure/ Before the 2013 coup, various laws had affiliated all medical treatment authorities, councils, and institutions to the Ministry of Health ; stressing dominance and mandate of the ministry over all medical and therapeutic terms of...

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Egypt: The Pandemic Experience in a Time of Reform

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohamed Gad Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/egypt-pandemic-experience-time-reform Egypt announced its first COVID-19 fatality on March 8, 2020,[1] a few months after concluding a “reform” program supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan it had obtained in 2016.[2] The pandemic thus posed the first test for the...

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IMF: Scant Transparency for Covid-19 Emergency Loans

Source: HRW Author(s): HRW Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/30/imf-scant-transparency-covid-19-emergency-loans (Washington, DC) –  The International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite overall progress in its anti-corruption efforts, has not ensured sufficient oversight of its Covid-19 emergency loans, Human Rights Watch and Transparency International said today. As a result, it is...

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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Egypt’s AUPP & EDA and Militarization of Drug Sector

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-aupp-eda-and-militarization-of-drug-sector/ Before the establishment of the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply and Technology Management (AUPP) and the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) by Law No. 151 of 2019 which was issued on 25 August 2019 and entered into force...

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Policy and Institutional Responses to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Egypt

Source: Brookings Author(s): Robert P. Beschel Jr. Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/policy-and-institutional-responses-to-covid-19-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-egypt/ The Egyptian government implemented a nationwide lockdown and social distancing measures to control the spread of COVID-19 starting in March 2020. The highest levels of the central government were...

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EGYPT: “WHAT DO I CARE IF YOU DIE?”: NEGLIGENCE AND DENIAL OF HEALTH CARE IN EGYPTIAN PRISONS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/3538/2021/en/ Inhumane detention conditions have long plagued Egypt’s prisons, adversely affecting prisoners’ enjoyment of their right to health. Prisoners’ health and lives are further endangered by the failure of prison authorities – either through neglect or deliberate...

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The Road to (In)stability: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Egyptian Economy

Source: Timothy E. Kaldas Author(s): Italian Institute for International Political Studies Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/road-instability-impact-covid-19-egyptian-economy-27495 As in many parts of the world, COVID-19 has brought into sharper relief the structural problems in Egypt’s economy. In many respects, these problems are far from new. Egypt’s economy has had...

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Special briefing: The Arab Spring a decade on

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Fatima Abo Alasrar, Mietek Boduszyński, Paul Salem, Mohammed Soliman, Hafsa Halawa, Dima M. Toukan, Emiliano Alessandri, Ibrahim Al-Assil, Jessica Agostinelli Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/special-briefing-arab-spring-decade#soliman On the 10th anniversary of the Tahrir Revolution, the ramifications of the protests could not be...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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