Egypt between regional matches and post-Covid revival

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-tra-partite-regionali-e-rilancio-post-covid-31820 In a context, the Middle East, where there is an apparent realignment of alliances and power relations between the main geopolitical players in the area, Egypt continues to focus on...

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Egypt scrambles to ramp up vaccination drive

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/monday-briefing-despite-strains-abraham-accords-have-proved-resilient-whats-next#mabrouk On Aug. 8, Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced that 261,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine had arrived, the first of 25 million. The one-dose vaccine will be allocated to those wishing...

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Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Bruce Riedel and Katherine Harvey Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/07/02/egypt-iraq-and-jordan-a-new-partnership-30-years-in-the-making/ In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated Middle East watchers. Iraq’s new role as a Saudi-Iran intermediary comes as the Saudis have...

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Egypt: Health Ministry & Commodification of Medical Services

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-health-ministry-commodification-of-medical-services/ Since the 3 July coup (2013), the Egyptian administrative apparatus, particularly ministries and service authorities, has been at stake, as the new ruling regime differently views the state’s role in provision of services, where the...

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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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