Unveiling the Right to Health in Egypt: Exploring the Transformations and Challenges in Egyptian Constitutional Law and Policy

Ayman Mohamed Afify, Hamoud Tannar, Aliaa Ali Zakria, Adham Hashish, Tarek Abo El-Wafa

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Abstract

The political and social transformations Egypt has witnessed in recent decades have had an important impact on the right to health (RTH). The state’s role in health care has declined leading to a deterioration of public health services on which Egyptians mainly rely. The state’s guarantee of the components related to the RTH and the restructure of the medical care system represented one of the important demands related to social justice raised by the 2011 Revolution. This had an important impact in the Egyptian legal system by adopting a broader meaning of the RTH and turning health care into one of the rights guaranteed by the Egyptian Constitution with clear and specific constitutional obligations placed on the public authorities. Yet, it is still uncertain how the branches of government are going to actually fulfill these obligations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-112
Number of pages18
JournalAcademic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Constitutional law
  • Egypt
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Revolution
  • The right to health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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