Community Solutions

Community solutions greyWhat we offer in Shamseya are solutions that are based on a participatory and client-centered methodology. This approach emphasises the needs and expectations of the key beneficiaries as top priority, allows them to form driving forces towards the realisation of successful outcomes while preventing failures associated with stagnant politics and highly centralised decision-making.

By “Communities” we refer to any groups of human beings, sharing common values, intents, believes, preferences, needs, risks or interests. A community can be the residents of a village in upper Egypt, a bedouin tribe in Sinai, a group of construction day-workers, colleagues in the same profession…etc.

As long as there is something that brings them together. A commonality that allows to operate as a group and not as individual, this only means half our job is done. What remains is some faith and trust in this communities capacities to address its own issues and manage their own healthcare system, with some, minor, technical and logistic support from our side.

We offer a wide range of services for communities wishing
to solve their healthcare services problems with their own hands. These services are provided with the aim of creating a self-sustained system that is independent from all.

Check the menu to the left to learn more about our range of services for communities.

Minia, the last station in upper Egypt governorates

Throughout the first half of 2016, a series of training days were held in different governorates of upper Egypt including Aswan, Luxor, Qena, Sohag and Assiut. On Friday the 4th of August, central team organized the last training session of upper Egypt in Minia governorate. Minia the newest member […]

Launching of the Sohag State of Hospital Quality Report 2016

On Wednesday August 3rd 2016, the national project coordinator and representatives of Shamseya visited the city of Sohag to join the assessors in their meeting with the Undersecretary of the Minister of Health Doctor Youssry Bayoumy, followed by a press conference to launch the report of the state of hospitals in Sohag for the year 2016

First session of the Sohag Community Assessors training

Sohag, a focal point in Upper Egypt, hosted the first training for the also first independent community assessment team, during which, concepts of social accountability and active citizenship were presented to all attendees. Additionally, they were familiarized with common hospital structures, especially in terms of staff and services, to augment […]

The Advisory Board

The advisory board is a group of dedicated experts who provide technical and strategic counselling to the technical team of the project. They review the assessment criteria, indicators and measures and provide their expert know-how to enable the success of the project. It is formed of the following members: […]

First Advisory Board Meeting

Today, the advisory board met on its first assembly to review the updates of the criteria and to follow up on the progress as a means to support the team. Dr. Alaa Ghannam, Right to Health Program manager at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), directed the […] updates now allows more public interaction

To allow more interaction with the public, the team released a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter, which explains the assessment criteria.  Additionally, was modified to accommodate direct Facebook-mediated comments on the hospital profiles to encourage increased viewer participation and engagement. Currently, the team is working on […]

Results of 10 assessed hospitals published on

Today marks the first milestone, namely the publishing of the results of 10 assessed hospitals, on  This is the first step towards its mission to cover all hospitals in the country. These hospitals range from public and private hospitals in Cairo, Hurghada and Siwa and were assessed by the […] Launches at the Health 2.0 Meetup

The Eghospitals team was pleased to officially release its web portal in Egypt’s first Health 2.0 meetup. A full presentation explaining the portal’s functions was held, followed by a discussion of the project’s phases and feedback by the attendees. Health 2.0-Cairo is a growing ecosystem for healthcare stakeholders, digital health […]

Launching of the Beta web portal is now available for the public in its beta version The team decided on (بوابة التقييم المجتمعي للمستشفيات المصرية) as the official name of the portal to express its national and community-based nature. The design is user-friendly, allowing various search fields and options. Please contact us via […] wins the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative Award

The project was chosen as one of the newest additions to the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative! (hosted by Transparency International and supported by the GIZ, BMZ and the UNDP).   With almost 300 applications from 62 countries worldwide, the jury members chose to award Shamseya for, since it […]