Views on the Crisis – Follow-up on the Effects of COVID 19 on the Egyptian Economy – The Health Sector

Publication Number: ECES-VOC#28

General Introduction

The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) provided an analysis of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the various aspects and sectors of the Egyptian economy. The analysis was supported by multiple scenarios whose expectations varied with
respect to the performance of these sectors according to the indicators and conditions prevailing at the time of their construction. To complement this effort, ECES is currently monitoring the performance of the sectors following their exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, in light of the relevant official data recently published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the Central Bank, relevant ministries or other concerned parties. The analysis assesses available data and monitors the situation on the ground through four main aspects, first: assessing published data and aspects of change on the ground; second, the extent to which they are consistent with previous trends and expectations in the studies of ECES and others, and reasons for that; third, future expectations; and fourth, proposals to improve the performance of the sector when possible.
This report focuses on monitoring the performance of the health sector, on which ECES previously submitted a detailed report in April 2020. This follow-up is particularly important in light of the global developments that the sector has been witnessing, whether related to the development of the virus and the race to produce vaccines around the world or local developments related to the second wave that Egypt is currently experiencing.