Transforming Egypt's Healthcare System Project (WB-P167000)

  • Egypt
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 27, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Egypt
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  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 530.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 992.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 26, 2018

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Project Description
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The project design builds upon the successful outcomes of Healthcare Quality Improvement Project (HQIP) in improving the quality of primary health cares (PHCs), supporting a hospital accreditation pilot, and screening and treatment of Hep C. As under HQIP, the proposed project will follow a decentralized implementation approach and will expand accreditation of PHCs and hospitals, screen and treat Hep C. Capitalizing on the proposed Hep C interventions, the project will screen for the risk factors of the diseases that are the leading causes of deaths (e.g. diabetes and hypertension). Furthermore, the project proposes transformational support to key services that underpin the health system, including the pharmaceutical supply chain and blood banks.

The project has the following four components:

  1. Strengthen community and primary health care services. This component will support the following:
    1. Accreditation of PHCs.

    2. Screening for Hep C and risk factors for high burden diseases.

    3. Strengthen community health worker (CHW) program.

  2. Strengthening secondary level care. This component will strengthen the integration of services through enhancing procedures, logistics and operations that would empower hospitals to provide comprehensive quality services to the population residing in their catchment areas. The component will also support the roll-out of a pharmaceutical supply chain system and enhance activities aiming at maintaining safe blood supplies. This component will support the following:
    1. Accreditation of hospitals. 
    2. Improve the pharmaceutical supply chain and the blood bank network.

    3. (iii) Treatment of Hep C. This will support the provision of treatment of patients who screened positive for Hep C, as well as efforts to ensure that patients who initiate treatment are reported as being cured based upon a posttreatment cure confirmation test.

  3. Institutional Capacity Building and Project Management: This component will support the following:
    1. Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. This will include support for the Project Management Unit (PMU), training for MOHP staff, and contracting External Technical Advisors (ETA), Financial auditors and ThirdParty verification.

    2. Institutional Strengthening to provide selected technical assistance to strengthen the institutional capacity of key relevant public sector agencies for the roll-out of the Comprehensive Health Insurance System.

  4. Contingency Emergency and Response Component: This component would allow for a quick realignment of resources within the total project financing envelope to boost the country’s response in the event of a national health emergency

According to a World Bank press release, the project is complementary to the World Bank-financed COVID-19 Emergency Response Project that aims to support the immediate operational challenges and critical areas of support identified as key gaps in Egypt’s national COVID-19 response. 

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Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation
Tarek Abdel-Sattar
Program Manager- Financial, Social and Transport Sectors

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Health and Population
Yasser Omar
Head of Loans and Grants department 


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