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Report on Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials in Egypt

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.


Blueprint of a Participatory Healthcare System

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 […]


Social Re-insurance

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 […]


Community Micro-insurance

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 […]


The situation of the Right to Health in Egypt

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 […]


Vision of a participatory healthcare system

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 Credits Associations “ROSCAs”

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 […]


“ Free ” healthcare

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 […]


Eghospitals.com wins the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative Award

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 […]