Egypt

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Healthcare system

Medical facilities outside Cairo and other major cities and resorts can be basic. Egyptians prefer to see private doctors for check-ups and outpatient care but for inpatient care around 90% of inpatie ...

Health insurance

Article 18 of the newly-passed constitution states that citizens have a right to healthcare which abides by international standards, and obliges the state to allocate at least 3% of Gross National Pro ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Cairo
Population : 83.9 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Cairo
Population : 83.9 million
Main languages spoken : Arabic
Main religion : Islam, Christianity
International dialling code : +20
Internet domain : .eg
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 10850 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2012

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2009
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OECD 2016
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OECD
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OECD 2016
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WHO 2009
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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WHO 2010
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OECD
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
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Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Health profile

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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