General Authority for Healthcare Accreditation and Regulation (GAHAR) has discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation with Private Sector Healthcare Chamber in order to continue their efforts in addressing the welfare of Egypt’s people and providing an advanced model of care.
According to a press release by GAHAR on Wednesday, the President of the General Authority for Accreditation and Health Control Ashraf Ismail announced that his institution and the Private Sector Healthcare Chamber decided to provide more medical operations under the umbrella of the new Universal Health Insurance (UHI) system.
“In an effort to accelerate the necessary improvements in equity, access, efficiency, quality, and sustainability of health care in the country, the government has developed strong and supportive partnerships with private health sector organizations and providers,” Ismail said.
“We aim to ensure integrity, transparency, and justice in the distribution of healthcare services in line with the current strategies of the nation,” he added.
Similarly, Dr. Islam Abu Youssef, Vice President of the institution said: “The country recognizes the significant role the private sector plays in the national development. GAHAR, therefore, recognizes the private health sector as a major partner in National health development and sustainability of health care.”
In the same context, he indicated that the National policy on Public-Private Partnership in Health provides the framework for public-private engagement in health.
GAHAR also recognizes the need to embrace public privet partnerships to improve health sector performance, because together, we can do more, he noted.
It’s worth mentioning that this partnership aims to enhance the health services for citizens and the digitization mechanisms, which improves the work environment for healthcare service providers and facilitates citizens’ access to health services in its different and various facilities.