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Started: April 2014 / Ended: June 2019

Through the Improving Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Services project, MCSP strengthened Egypt’s Raedat Rifiat (RR) community health worker program. We systematically identified abilities, weaknesses and opportunities of the national program, and made feasible recommendations for improvement. The Ministry of Health and key stakeholders were 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.

To read a summary of work in Egypt, click here.

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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) 2,412.727
Total Population 97,553,151
Maternal Health
Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births) 52
Skilled birth attendant coverage 91.5%
Antenatal care, 4+ visits 82.8%
Newborn Health
Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 12.8
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 19.4
Child Health
Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births) 22.8
Treatment for acute respiratory infection 68.1%
Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea 8.2%
Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses) 94%
Family Planning
Modern contraceptive prevalence rate 56.9%
Total fertility rate 3.265
HIV prevalence, adult <0.1%
ART coverage, adult 27%
Health Systems
Density of physicians (per 1,000 population) 0.814
Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population) 1.434
Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD) 156.637
Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.