Programme objectives

To achieve universal health coverage

References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2015
References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Proxy Means Test
Geographical Targeting
References
Means test and proxy means test carried out by social welfare programmes, particularly the Social Pension Programme; geographical targeting approach to identify and reach poor populations outside the Social Pension Programme in the 1,153 poorest villages Reference: Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Poor and very poor individuals
References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Eligibility criteria
Eligibility is dependent on receiving social solidarity pensions, Takaful or Karama
References
ILO. 2017. “Inventory of Schemes and Preliminary Draft Matrix for Discussion on Social Protection Floor Assessment (SPF)—Draft.” Unpublished report. Geneva: International Labour Organization. Internal archives.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Health care benefits; the enrolment unit is the family and includes the member, the spouse and dependents; upon receiving social health insurance coverage, beneficiaries are required to have a primary health care check-up and preventative care screening
References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
Smart card system
References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
Egypt’s new social health insurance scheme was planned to be rolled out over an 18-month period starting in 2015; the first phase of the roll-out was planned to focus on covering poor and very poor individuals (20–25 per cent of the population, or 23.6 million individuals) through the SPHCP
References
Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Programme expenditure
EGP3 billon/year according to the 2017-2018 budget plan; Source of funding: Tax revenues
References
Masrawy News. 2017. “The Government Allocates 3 billion EGP for the Health Insurance of Persons on Social Pension Plans.” Maswary News website. Accessed 2 October 2017. <https://goo.gl/SMYBiw>. In Arabic. Joint Learning Network. 2015. Egypt: Approaches to covering poor, vulnerable, and informal populations to achieve universal health coverage. Washington, DC: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Accessed 27 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/apSt81>.
Institutions and agencies involved
 
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
MIS: Databases on Information Systems of the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Social Solidarity
References
Al-Masri Al-Youm News. 2017. “The Treatment of the Poor Commence Using the Smart Card in Six Governorates After Eid.” Al-Masri Al-Youm News website. Accessed 2 October 2017. <http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/974118>. In Arabic.