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dc.contributor.advisor Amin, Khalid Zakaria Abd El Mogeith, Omkolthoum EL-Sayed 2014-05-29T23:32:57Z 2014-11-28T22:00:10Z 2014 Spring en 2014-05-30
dc.description.abstract Egypt is ranked 113 out of 187 countries on the UNDP human development index, with about 40% of population living below the international poverty line. This research is intended to assess how the state is providing a social protection policies/ systems in order to protect disadvantage citizens in healthcare service provision sector. Measuring healthcare coverage and protection against financial risks answers the main research question which is “To what extent does the legal-institutional framework of the Egyptian governmental healthcare system(s) protect the poor from the health-related financial burden?” The interventions that are subject to the study are Health Insurance (HIO), Payment on the Expense of the State (PTES) and Family Health Fund (FHF). The draft Social Health Insurance Law was also subject to the study. The researcher found that the draft Social Health Insurance Law provides good protection against financial risks associated with catastrophic health expenditures and Out-Of-Pocket (OOP) health expenditures. On the other hand, FHF offers the best program providing universal health coverage for both Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related diseases and Critical Conditions and Injuries (CCIs) related illness comparing to other programs. Formularization of unified framework of those systems in order to integrate together along with clearly determining the roles of each system are the main policy recommendations of this study. Key Words: Healthcare System in Egypt, Health Insurance in Egypt, Poverty and Healthcare in Egypt, Governance in Healthcare System, Healthcare Sector Legal-Institutional Framework in Egypt, Healthcare System Coverage and Healthcare Financial Risk Protection in Egypt. en
dc.description.sponsorship I am profoundly grateful to my supervisors Prof. Khalid Amin, Associate Professor, PPAD, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC. I also thank my readers, Prof. Nile El-Wardani, Adjunct Professor, PPAD, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC and Prof. Wagida A. Anwar, Professor, Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine, Ain Shams University, for helping me in developing this research and for their precious support. I would also like to thank Prof. Laila El Baradei, Dean for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Prof. Hamid Ali, Chair of the Public Policy and Administration Department, for their continuous encouragement. My thanks to Jamil Fellowship Program for supporting my study at the American University in Cairo. Finally yet importantly, I would like to thank Dr. Mohsen Azzam, Former Chairman of Health Insurance Organization and Member of Higher Committee for Drafting the Social Health Insurance Law, Dr. Magdi Bakr, Senior WHO expert, Dr. Osama El-Hady, General Director for Specialized Medical Councils Administration – Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Mostafa Radwan – General Director for Primary Healthcare Administration – Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Naira Niazy – Project Coordinator for “Poorest Thousand Villages” Project – Ministry of Health and Population and Mrs. Mai Farid, Economic Justice Unit – Ministry of Finance for their permanent assistance in developing this research. en
dc.format.extent 84 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Health care reform en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Health insurance en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Health care reform -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Health insurance -- Egypt.
dc.title Protecting the poor against health related financial burden: assessment of the legal-institutional framework in Egypt en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Anwar, Wagida
dc.contributor.committeeMember El-Wardani, Nile

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