A Roadmap to Achieve Social Justice in Health Care in Egypt
February 16, 2015Cairo, Egypt

The World Bank is having the launch event for the paper titled “A Roadmap to Achieve Social Justice in Health care in Egypt”.
The paper lays out a roadmap to achieve social justice in health by prioritizing areas related to service delivery, financial protection, and quality of care.
The event will be chaired by HE Dr. Adel El-Adawy, the Minister of Health and Population. A spectrum of good participation from the government line ministries, academia, experts and CSOs are expected to attend the event.



Registration & Coffee


Session 1

Welcoming Remarks & Introduction

Dr.Amr Elshalakani , Health Specialist WB


Session 2

Opening Word

His Excellency Dr. Adel El-Adawy , Minister of Health & Population


Session 4

World Bank’s Engagement in Egypt

Dr.Enis Baris, Practice Manager for Health, Nutrition & Population , MENA & Caribbean

11:45- 12:45

Session 5

Presentation: Main findings and Recommendations of the paper

Dr.Alaa Hamed, Senior Health Specialist, WB



Coffee Break


Session 6

General Discussion and Q&A Session

Moderator:  Dr.Amr Elshalakani , Health Specialist WB


  • Dr. Alaa Hamed

    Senior Health Specialist, WB
    Alaa Hamed, Senior Health Specialist working for the World Bank since December 1998. Earlier, he worked for Unicef as well as for the Ministry of Health and the Health Insurance Organization. He is currently the Team Leader for Egypt and Yemen, and his experience extends to working on other countries including Iran, Morocco, Djibouti, Lebanon, and Vietnam. Mr. Hamed works on health and social protection programs and interested in their cross linkages. In Egypt, he led the World Bank financed projects: Schistosomiasis control, Population, Health Sector Reform, and Healthcare Quality Improvement, Social Fund III, Social Protection, and Labor Intensive and is now leading the Healthcare Support Program. In Yemen, he led the World Bank financed projects: Health and Population, Maternal and Neonate Voucher, Safe Motherhood, Healthy Mother, and is now leading the Schistosomiasis Control Project.
  • Dr. Amr Elshalakani

    Health Specialist WB
    Amr ElShalakani has recently joined the World Bank as a Health Specialist. Before that, he served as the Manager of the Technical office for the Minister of Health and Population - Egypt. Amr gained his Medical degree from Cairo University, and went on to family practice for 3 years before completing a 5 year residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He passed his Gyn & Obs Board Certification exams then went on to complete his MBA at ESLSCA business School, Paris, France. He also has a degree in Healthcare Quality Management from the American University in Cairo and a Health Economics Diploma from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. Moreover, He currently serves as the research coordinator for the regional chapter of the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research- ISPOR.
  • Dr. Enis Baris

    Practice Manager for Health, Nutrition & Population , MENA & Caribbean WB
    Enis Barış is a medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health (M.Sc.) and Epidemiology (Ph.D.) and a wide range of experience as director, manager and technical expert in public health and healthy system development and research in Europe, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. At present, Enis is Practice Manager for the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice. Previously he was Sector Manager in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank, a position he had come back to after having been Director of the Division of Country Health Systems at the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO EURO).
  • A Roadmap to Achieve Social Justice in Health Care in Egypt