Egypt

Information for Patients
Healthcare in Egypt is divided between the public and private sector, with the public sector being administered by the Egyptian Ministry of Health. Universal healthcare is offered in Egypt but the quality is highly variable. Healthcare in the country is porous with high quality found in many cities, such as Alexandria, Islamia and Cairo while poorer quality and lower standard in the countryside, particularly in the public sector. The same can be said of public sector services in poorer areas of key cities. Private sector care in Egypt is on par with Qatar and New York City due to the level of bespoke service and quality it offers, however due to the high costs, tend to be only accessible by both expat communities and Egyptians of higher means. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
Practicing in Egypt requires translation and notarization of key medical documents prior to undertaking key medical exams required by relevant medical boards in the county. Please consult both the local Egyptian embassy/consulate as well as the representative of a key Egyptian Medical society in order to understand the requirements needed to practice medicine in Egypt. 

Both Arabic and English are the languages of instruction for medical education in Egypt.


Information for Travelers 
Due to the high quality of service from the private sector, many private hospitals are visited by many throughout the Middle East and North Africa thanks to the high quality and service they offer. While not required, it is advisable to have thyroid and hepatitis A and B vaccinations. While Arabic is the official language, many doctors in Egypt can speak basic English. Knowledge of basic Egyptian Arabic will however be useful to navigate the system before reaching a doctor, especially in the public sector in rural areas of Upper Egypt. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://socialprotection.org/connect/stakeholders/egypt-?????-?????-???????-mohp-ministry-health-and-population 

 

 

References:
https://www.cghd.org/index.php/global-health-partnerships-and-solutions/profiles/43-egypts-health-care-system
https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/SPA5/02chapter02.pdf
https://www.justlanded.com/english/Egypt/Egypt-Guide/Health/Introduction
https://ww.egyptindependent.com/parliament-reduces-length-of-medicine-degrees-to-5-years-study/