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Started: April 2014

Through the Improving Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Services project, MCSP is strengthening Egypt’s Raedat Rifiat (RR) community health worker program. We are systematically identifying abilities, weaknesses, and opportunities of the national program, with the aim of making feasible recommendations for improvement.

The Ministry of Health and key stakeholders are closely involved in this process, with a view to building a foundation from which to fortify the Ministry’s capacity and encourage the engagement of a diversity of actors and partners. As selected recommendations are implemented, our support to the Ministry of Health will continue.

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Country Data

MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.

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Select Health and Demographic Data for Egypt
GDP per capita (USD) 3,314.46
Total Population 89,579,670
Maternal Health
Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births) 33
Skilled birth attendant coverage 78.9%
Antenatal care, 4+ visits 66%
Newborn Health
Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 12
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 18
Child Health
Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births) 24
Treatment for acute respiratory infection 73%
Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea 28.4%
Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses) 94%
Percent of districts with >80% DPT3 coverage 94%
Family Planning
Modern contraceptive prevalence rate 60.3%
Total fertility rate 3.3
HIV prevalence, adult <0.1%
ART coverage, adult 19%
Health Systems
Density of physicians (per 1,000 population) 2.83
Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population) 3.52
Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD) 151
Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.
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