The right to Health in North Sinai Citizens’ Perspectives

Executive Summary:

This report presents a qualitative narrative description of the state of healthcare in North Sinai from a Rights to Health perspective. It generates its quantitative data from official data sources and its narratives from contributions and input from a sample of community members in the governorate of North Sinai.

It presents in details how the different stakeholders perceive the healthcare service delivery in all of its aspects including primary healthcare, preventive services, hospitals, diagnostic services, emergency services, ambulances and medications. It then presents solutions as suggested by local community members with references to national and global evidence of the effectiveness of these solutions. Finally, it gives recommendations to authorities on what needs to be carried to remedy the signaled defects.

The data collection for this project has been carried out through assembly of inputs from interviews with local community members, local doctors, nurses, health technicians, pharmacists, ambulance works and local civil society members. All quantitative data and references are from public information published by official state sources.

This executive summary presents some testimonies by different stakeholders from North Sinai including citizens, civil society actors, doctors and nurses as well as brief summaries of the evaluation of the key components in the health service provision using a Right to Health framework.