Poor End up in "Death Traps"
Organized by: EHCO Masr
My name is Marwa. I am American born Egyptian and have intense network ties with the Arabic organizations and communities in NYC (New York City). I've worked in the healthcare industry field 13+ years primarily in "health insurance ", social services to the poverty, and overall target on improving health & wellness for the poverty. I have been involved with the Arab American Association in many projects, groups, and leaderships to promote a healthier safer community by insuring the uninsured. I'm reaching out to YOU for your assistance as we all unite universally to work towards bettering the Egyptian Civilian Healthcare Society. Egypt has the worst healthcare statistic worldwide and it breaks my heart to see such inhumane conditions. It has been my long term goal in furthering my accomplishments to increasing hygiene, a sanitary environment, improving Provider to patient relationship and lastly access to affordable safe Healthcare to those in need. I'm hoping you can help me as I raise money from various fundraising, and charity donations worldwide. But I do need your assistance to make sure this actually happens. If we can get this initiative spread all over the media, I'm sure that we will make it happen. Mahy Elgendy, attending the Faculty of Media & Mass Communications University has been a great volunteer,launching the social media spread. This is not an overnight project. But I will leave you with this, Please read below: Henk Bekedam, the World Health Organization's representative in Egypt offers his latest view of Egypt and it is not a good one. “What you see in Egypt is typical of a health system that has been neglected by the government. And this is not since yesterday or since the revolution. This has been happening for the last 20 or 30 years. The Egyptian government plays a marginal role in the country’s public health care system despite Egypt having the highest prevalence of hepatitis C (14.7% of the population), high rates of obesity and hypertension (17.6% of the adult population) and endemic poverty. When government fails to adequately invest in health care, the private sector and market step in to fill the void, alleviating problems while also creating new ones. The market doesn’t invest in safety and quality unless it gets a return.” - See more at: http://www.imtj.com/news/pressure-egypts-ailing-health-care-system/#sthash.d2600SHz.dpuf Unless you have money in your pocket, you are unable to get services in Egypt. According to law, the first 48 hours of care in an emergency room, public or private, are free. Regardless, 72% of all health care expenditures are out-of-pocket. When hospitals are overcrowded, patients are referred to other facilities with available space. If they cannot afford the cost at the other hospital, nothing more can be done. The 26% of Egyptians living below the poverty line are likely to face situations in the waiting room involving life and death. - See more at: http://www.imtj.com/news/pressure-egypts-ailing-health-care-system/#sthash.d2600SHz.dpuf