Browse POLICY Project (1995-2006) Materials
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This report reviews the progress made to date under Egypt’s family planning (FP) program and estimates the benefits that have already been realized. It documents the effects of the FP program on Egypt’s demographic transition through a review of the country’s major demographic indicators. To estimate the benefits realized, a scenario of a less successful FP program was created and compared with the cumulative public sector savings achieved as a result of Egypt’s actual FP program for the period of 1980–2005. The health benefits for children and mothers were also analyzed.
Egypt 25 yr retro Final.pdf
This paper is designed to serve as a key background document for the Sustainability Strategy Conference, May 3-4, 2001. It summarized the findings of 12 individual situation analysis papers developed under four different subject areas: financial sustainability, institutional capacity, enabling environment and sustainability of demand.
Worldwide, over 500,000 women and girls die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth each year. The tragedy - and opportunity - is that most of these deaths can be prevented with cost-effective health care services. POLICY's MNPI series provides country-specific data on maternal and neonatal health programs in more than 30 developing countries. Based on a study conducted by the Futures Group and funded through the MEASURE Evaluation Project, the MNPI is a tool that can be used to: Assess current health care services; Identify program strengths and weaknesses; Plan strategies to address deficiencies; Encourage political and popular support for appropriate action; and Track progress over time.
Worldwide, over 500,000 women and girls die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth each year. The tragedy - and opportunity - is that most of these deaths can be prevented with cost-effective health care services. POLICY's MNPI series provides country-specific data on maternal and neonatal health programs in more than 30 developing countries. Based on a study conducted by the Futures Group and funded through the MEASURE Evaluation Project, the MNPI is a tool that can be used to: Assess current health care services; identify program strengths and weaknesses; plan strategies to address deficiencies; encourage political and popular support for appropriate action; and track progress over time.
User fees are gaining widespread use in government health programs as a means of alleviating pressure on constrained budgets as demand for services increases. Concerns that fees reduce access to services among the poor have led to the promotion of fee exemption mechanisms in order to protect those unable to pay for services. The exemptions, however, may not effectively ensure access among the poor because (1) informal fees and other costs associated with seeking and receiving services are not alleviated by most exemption mechanisms and (2) exemption mechanisms are poorly implemented. The low proportion of formal fees to total costs to the consumer and the unpredictable nature of informal fees and other costs of access may actually work against formal fee exemption mechanisms. Even though little is known about how well fee and waiver mechanisms function for maternal health services, it is important to understand whether exemption mechanisms alone hold promise for protecting access for the poor or whether the mechanisms need to be supplemented with other strategies. This study was conducted simultaneously in five countries: Egypt, India (Uttaranchal), Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam. The objectives were to survey actual costs to consumers for antenatal and delivery care; survey current fee and waiver mechanisms; assess the degree to which these mechanisms function; assess the degree to which informal costs to consumers constitute a barrier to service; and review current policies and practices regarding the setting of fees and the collection, retention, and use of revenue.
This four-page policy brief describes how advocates in Egypt successfully carried out a youth-led effort to raise awareness for reproductive health needs and to strengthen the involvement of youth in policymaking and implementation.
Egypt country brief.pdf
The Policy Environment Score (PES) is intended to measure the degree to which the policy environment supports the reproductive health of the population, with particular focus on access to high quality family planning and reproductive health services. It is designed to reflect both the current level of support and the changes that take place over a one to three year period as a result of policy activities. The POLICY Project has developed a prototype questionnaire to offer to each interested country, with the understanding that local adaptations would often be desirable. That was the case in Egypt, and considerable thought was given to the particular items of the questionnaire. The PES instrument has now been used 5 times in Egypt (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000).