Egypt Receives $400 Million from EBRD in Support of Egypt’s Universal Health Insurance System

Published March 4th, 2021 - 03:00 GMT
Egypt Receives $400 Million from EBRD in Support of Egypt’s Universal Health Insurance System
The first phase of UHIS covers Aswan, Ismailia, Luxor, Port Said, South Sinai, and Suez. (Shutterstock)
Highlights
UHIS follows Egypt’s pathway toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and improving the health outcomes of its citizens.
Egypt’s cabinet approves the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) finance of $400 million (EGP 6.267 billion) to support Egypt’s transformational Universal Health Insurance System (UHIS), Al Borsa News reported.
 

UHIS follows Egypt’s pathway toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and improving the health outcomes of its citizens.

The first phase of UHIS covers Aswan, Ismailia, Luxor, Port Said, South Sinai, and Suez.

The project will support the government to put in place the building blocks of the UHIS; to roll the system out in phase one, and to offer temporary financial protection to the most vulnerable across the country to protect them from high out-of-pocket health expenditures resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.


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