Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Over the past two decades, public health workers have successfully developed primary health care: basic preventive and curative services that address critical health problems and are available close to people’s homes. Primary health care includes immunizations; maternal care; education for health, hygiene and nutrition; family planning; availability of essential drugs; and first aid. The difficulty now is in making primary health care widely available and of good quality. In most countries high technology hospitals in the capital cities, and exotic, expensive drugs still dominate the expenditures for health care.

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How to cite this article:

Norbert Hirschhorn "Appropriate Health Technology in Egypt," Middle East Report 161 (November/December 1989).