Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care

by Shamseya for Innovative Community Healthcare Solutions
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care
Give 2000 Egyptian Families Affordable Health Care

In celebration of the International Day of Action Towards Women's Health, we held a launching event for our latest publications. This publication focused on mapping the mental health services in Egypt: what are the available services, where patients can find them, and their cost.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health in Egypt. A study by the Egyptian Mental Health Research Institute found that the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress increased significantly during the pandemic. The study also found that these mental health problems were more common among women, young people, and people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

There are several factors that have contributed to the decline in mental health in Egypt during the pandemic. These include:

  • The uncertainty and fear caused by the pandemic 
  • The economic hardship caused by the pandemic
  • The social isolation caused by the pandemic
  • The disruption to education and work caused by the pandemic
  • The government of Egypt has taken some steps to address the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic. 

These include:

  • Increasing the number of mental health professionals
  • Providing free mental health services
  • Raising awareness about mental health

However, more needs to be done to address the mental health crisis in Egypt. The government needs to invest more in mental health services and make them more accessible to all Egyptians. The government also needs to work to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. In this research we aimed to:

  • Identify the places where mental health services are provided to citizens of Egypt.
  • Determine the suitability of these services for the most groups out of need.
  • Determine the most important challenges facing receiving the service.
  • Develop recommendations aimed at improving services accessibility for the most vulnerable groups.

This included a full mapping of the services available in different sectors such as: 

  • Outpatient services specialized in general psychiatry and psychological and family support 
  • Services provided to Women 
  • Mental health services provided to children 
  • Autism clinics 
  • Services dedicated to the elderly 
  • Electronic platforms 
  • Hotlines
  • Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health institutions 
  • Anti-suicide services

With your continuous support we will be able to work on practice and solutions to address the identified gaps in the Mental Health file in Egypt. 


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It’s always our pleasure to share with you, our bigger family, our news and updates!

This time, we are bringing to you the latest fundraising event done for One Baby Box in Egypt. We constantly work on making what we offer innovative, attractive, and special.

In December 2022, we held a networking event gathering all the interested stakeholders to make One Baby Box a part of the national initiatives currently ongoing in Egypt to ensure an equal childhood for all children in different governorates.

We took the fundraising efforts for One Baby Box to a whole new creative level. We kicked off the fundraising efforts by organising an art exhibition with a twist. The event was in collaboration with amazing up and coming artists who got their inspiration from the children of Qena.

Through our last visit to the Qena governorate, we got introduced to some very simple yet meaningful pieces of art drawn by kids in Qena to express their feelings about the population growth. With the launch of the One Baby Box project, we used the opportunity of the exhibition to network with the most influential partners and stakeholders. Stakeholders represented multiple funding agencies, government entities, and private and development sectors. Guests got their instant portraits caricatured by the super-talented @kotbdraw.

Attended the event key stakeholders and decision makers on both national and international levels: John Snow Incorporation, Global Compact, Representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population, Generation for Health, Pathfinder and others. 

We want to thank you for your constant support enabling us to provide Equal childhood for more newborns out there. 

Stay tuned for some very interesting news soon! 

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In light f the International Universal Health Coverage day, we want to remember with you, to leave no one behind!

How critical it is to invest in health systems and primary healthcare to ensure that this occurs and that everyone receives the healthcare services to which they are entitled. The story we are sharing with you today is pure evidence for that, and we want this to happen to everyone who is feeling left behind and not getting their rights in healthcare services.


Shahd is a 10-year-old girl from a small village in Beni Suef Governorate, hundreds of kilometers between us and her, but through the phone of the counselor who is available throughout the day, we were able to hear the voice of Shahd’s mum  who came to us and her only hope was that her daughter, who had a genetic skin disease  " Ichthyosis vulgaris”, would find adequate treatment for her, especially since it was very expensive for her.  


We communicated with the mother and we understood from her that she is receiving treatment from the health insurance, but it is insufficient, and that the treatment does not complete with her for a month, and does not cover her needs.  She explained also that she completes the rest on her personal expense, and this is unaffordable for her !


Especially since the family’s income is not stable, because Shahd’s father doesn’t have a current stable source of income, and the mother is a housewife. Also, she has other sisters of different ages who have needs that shapes a huge burden on the family's basic income.


When we communicated with Shahd’s mum and made her understand  that she is not forced to bear the situation all by herself, and that there are health insurance mechanisms through which we can communicate her voice to the decision makers and her legal and medical entitlement to receive full treatment, we were able to file a complaint successfully with the General Authority for Health Insurance. 


With our continuous follow-up with the mother and the Health Insurance Authority , finally, Shahd was able to receive the full treatment at a cost of 2400 pounds annually. She was able to get her right to full treatment; the mother and the family were able to feel safe and comfortable again, ensuring that the treatment for their daughter was fully available, and that she could spend it without assistance or a donation from anyone. 

All our efforts paid off when we heard the mother told us: “Finally, I won't anxious anymore to get the treatment on my expenses again”

Your continuous support is what keeps us going and helping more families to receive their rights. 


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As we continue sharing highlights of our achievements with you, our bigger family of supporters, we share with you today  a new success story. This time in the mental health file. Strongly believing that it’s one of the core components  of health and well-being.. 


At the end of June, aligning with our campaign to raise awareness on mental health services provided in Egypt to all population groups, we published information on how to recover from addiction. To receive promptly a request from the mother of a 22-year-old young man suffering from substance abuse, asking us to help her in how to treat her son and to help him lead  a healthy, balanced life. 


After collecting the basic data related to the patient’s area of residence and the socio-economic status of the patient and his family and after reviewing the databases related to the places of service provision, their evaluations and the availability of the required service in different hospitals, our team got back within days to the patient’s mother with detailed information about where to go, which services will be offered and what quality to expect. 


We were delighted during the follow up  to see that actually the patient started the treatment journey without bearing any financial burdens, and after following up constantly with  the case for weeks, we received a thank you letter from the patient’s mother, in which she thanked us for helping her and we are happy to know that her son has already recovered to a great extent and is getting back to his life normally. 


Not only that, he advised his friends who were facing the same problem to go where he went to get the needed support, to start their own healing journey and get their lives back as well! 


We thank you for your continuous support, without which we wouldn't be able to help 3000+ patients and families in Egypt. 


Stay tuned for more exciting news from us.. 

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World Bank statistics indicate that most Egyptians resort to spending on health services directly from their own pocket, amounting to about 61% of the total expenditures, despite the eligibility of about 60% of Egyptians to government health insurance services, but only a quarter of the eligible group benefits from it due to Lack of confidence in the quality of the services provided or lack of awareness of the covered services and the eligible categories!


In the context of that, we are happy to achieve a new success story that helped save thousands of pounds on a family that was surprised by the disease a few days before the holidays. The story begins when a woman in her fifties fell into a sudden hepatic coma and her daughter resorted to going to a specialized hospital in the vicinity of the residence. To save the life of the woman, only to find herself after two days, demanding to pay about 2000 pounds per day for the unstable condition, even though the patient has a proven job and therefore the right to the health insurance umbrella!


It only took a few minutes to assist the case, during which the necessary steps for the health insurance to bear those costs were reviewed by referring to the steps taken by one of the similar cases. Immediately it was informed of the required paper details and the addresses of the parties to be visited to extract those details and follow up the case after a day to ensure that those procedures are implemented .The case informs us that the health insurance has already issued a decision to bear all expenses for a period of 10 days (renewable) from the date of the case's admission to the hospital, that is, approximately saving about 20,000 pounds on the family because of one piece of information!


“Thank you, I, without you, would not have been able to do all this.” This is the sentence that the patient’s daughter sent us, expressing her gratitude for the information that she benefited from the services of el Nase7 project, and we celebrate that and thank you also for the continuous support that always helps us to reach larger groups and protect more families. 


The necessary development of case management systems and the information base and data that we access requires us to continuously update it and in the coming period we are allocating larger budgets to access newer technologies that help us document more information and better manage cases. Your continuous support for the project will help us save the future of dozens of families. 


We thank you on behalf of every family who participated in protecting their future. 

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Shamseya for Innovative Community Healthcare Solutions

Location: Cairo - Egypt
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Twitter: @ShamseyaEG
Project Leader:
Ayman Sabae
Cairo , Egypt
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