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Universal Health Insurance for Universal Health Coverage: Sharing the Egyptian Experience

December 15, 2022 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm UTC+2

Opening reflections


  • Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, Regional Director, WHO EMRO


  • Financing for Health with a focus on PHC
  • The Egyptian experience in increasing budget allocation for Health through the new HI scheme

Introductory remarks

  • Dr Ahmed Khalifa, Health Economist, Egypt WCO (P)


  • Dr Awad Mataria, Director, UHC/HS, WHO EMRO (P)


  • H.E. Dr Khaled AbdelGhaffar, Minister of Health and Population, Egypt (P)
  • H.E. Dr Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • H.E. Dr Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning & Economic Development, Egypt
  • Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer, WHO Representative in Egypt (P)

Guided interventions:

  • Dr Ahmed El-Sobky, Assistant Minister of Health and Population, Chairman for General Authority of Health Care and Supervisor of the Universal Health Insurance (P)
  • Dr Mai Farid, Assistant Minister & Executive director Economic Justice Unit, Ministry of Finance, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Universal Health Insurance Authority (P)
  • Dr Tamer Essam, Chairman of Egyptian Drug Authority HQ (P)
  • Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, Secretarty General for University Teaching Hospitals (TBC)
  • Mr Joseph Douglas Kutzin, Unit Head, Health Financing, WHO/HQ (P)
  • Mr Idrissa Dia, Director, Economic & Social Infrastructure Global Practices Department, IsDB, Jeddah, KSA (V)


Key takeaways


  • Mr Henrick Axelson, Consultant, WHO/EMRO (TBC)
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