Together with research partners from Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt, Shamseya has launched its report on Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials in Egypt.
This report studies the conduct of these trials in Egypt, sheds the light on some of the short-comings that were identified and proposes recommendations for the different stakeholders.
At Shamseya we are seeking the gradual implementation of a deep, community-rooted, dynamic system that accounts for the scarce resources and available infrastructure, is custom-designed and managed by communities, possesses the flexibility to adapt to each communities’ preferences and needs, insures choice of providers, guarantees work sustainability, pushes towards accountability […]
It has been widely agreed upon that healthcare systems left to function according to market forces alone do not result in socially optimal quantity, quality or distribution of healthcare. J.F. Outreville, The health insurance sector: Market segmentation & international trade in health services Yet, in this proposed scheme, the private […]
Sometimes, the risks that an insurance (or micro-insurance) scheme has to deal with become too large to be assumed through one entity. In addition, if micro-insurance schemes group people with different income levels and risk profiles under one pool, it is expected that there will be different micro-insurance units with […]
The main building blocks of this proposed healthcare system rest on the notion that even poor households can and do pay for healthcare, and that their community can generate income to cover the recurrent costs of basic health units, to complement or replace weak public institutions. This means a major […]
Micro-insurance schemes are programs and institutions that adapt traditional insurance mechanisms (pre-payment, risk-pooling and coverage guarantees) to the informal sector, providing services to beneficiaries that are commonly excluded from formal insurance. E. Morelli, G.A. Onnis, W.L. Ammann, C. Sutter (Eds), Micro insurance – An Innovative tool for risk and disaster […]
Preferred-Provider Organizations (PPOs) are a variant of health service coverage that is largely used in the western world. They are usually privately run organizations that group individuals under a list of preferred providers and can therefore provide better prices for its members with the option of using services outside of […]
The Egyptian healthcare system went through repeated attempts of reforms over the past three decades. Stagnant politics and a very centralized decision making process lead to the fact that none of the attempted reform efforts ended rewardingly. In 1997, the government of Egypt launched the Health Sector Reform Program (HSRP), […]
In Egypt, health services are delivered by a multitude of public service providers (the ministry of Health (MOH), ministries of Higher Education, Defense, the Interior, etc.), the Health Insurance Organization (HIO), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and an expanding network of private practitioners and medical facilities. Even though presence of multiple providers […]
In the Arab Republic of Egypt, the role of the government in guaranteeing the respect, protection and fulfillment of the right to health for all citizens has been underlined in the constitution, where it is announced to be a fundamental right. There has been, however, no realization of the right […]
Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) are grass-root micro-finance initiatives that are created within communities of families, friends, co-workers or neighbours, to share common resources in order to address the specific timely financial needs of its members. Run on a volunteer, collective base, members of these associations do not sign […]
Political programs and strong resonating promises of politicians in Egypt repeatedly talk about “Free healthcare as a right”. Aside from the poetic impracticality of such promises in a country where three quarters of the total healthcare expenditures are out-of-pocket household expenditures, the question we ask is: “Is Free healthcare” a notion […]
The Eghospitals.com 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 eghospitals.com, since it […]