This chapter includes the following articles.
As one of the largest health care markets in the MENA region, Egypt is looking to meet rising demand for services driven by its growing population. While efforts are being made to extend care to all citizens, the health care system remains strained by a rising population and structural weaknesses such as fragmentation, low government expenditure and reliance on out-of-pocket spending. Although notable progress has been made in basic public health, further expansion will require greater investment from both the state and private industry. There is rising interest in supporting primary health care, and Egypt is moving towards a health model emphasising prevention and primary care over inpatient treatment.
This chapter contains an interview with Hend El Sherbini, CEO, Integrated Diagnostics Holdings.