MENA HPF is holding it first virtual meeting to discuss COVID 19 Pandemic. The meeting is one of a series.

MENA HPF is pleased to invite you to a virtual meeting on COVID 19 pandemic  on Thursday , April 23,2020 from 1:2:30 pm Cairo time.
The aim of the meeting is to discuss different aspects of the current pandemic, to reach some strategic directions which can support the regional  efforts.
Virtual meeting: Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis
Date: April 23, 1:00 -2:30 pm, Cairo time
Meeting moderator: Dr. Maha El Rabbat
The meeting will start with short interventions as follows:
·         What is the status of the pandemic and its containment in the MENA region? Dr. Ahmed Elmandhari, EMRO RD
·         Are countries ready with plans to resume economic activities, and when should they give up the lock down? Dr. Richard Brennen, WHO/EMRO
·         Can the problem be resolved at the national level, or does it require global action, and how? Dr. Ahmed Galal, MENA HPF
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The workshop on the electronic system of the monitoring and evaluation framework for SRH integration in PHC


The UNFPA ASRO together with the MENA HPF conducted a workshop on the the electronic system of the monitoring and evaluation framework for SRH integration in PHC. The workshop included representatives from 4 different Arab countries; Palestine, Jordan, Oman and Morocco. The main purpose of this workshop is to build capacities on the utilization of the newly developed  electronic tool that monitor and evaluate the provision of SRH integration in the PHC in each of the 4 selected countries. Dr.Maha El Rabbat, the executive director of the MENA HPF discussed the importance of SRH integration in achieving the universal health coverage. She highlighted the importance of this tool in acting as an advocacy tool for decision makers to identify the gaps and challenges for achievement of SRH integration in PHC. Dr.El Rabbat added that the MENA HPF together with the UNFPA ASRO will continue to provide all the technical support needed to the countries in the region.


The Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo announces a package of training modules to develop multidisciplinary social science research skills and illustrate their utilization’s in assessing development challenges; guiding evidence based policies, monitoring development goals, as well as evaluating policies and programs. The package is useful to a wide variety of stakeholders who seek to support development policies and actions.


RM Application 2019

Strengthening the Integration of SRH services in PHC UNITS in Egypt: Third High level Experts’ Meeting

MENA Health Policy Forum together with the UNFPA Egypt was honored to organize the third High level Experts’ Meeting of Strengthening the Integration of SRH services in PHC UNITS in Egypt. The meeting took place on the 3rd of April and Experts from different entities participated in this meeting; mainly the Ministry of Health and Population, academics, Consultants, UNFPA ASRO, UNAIDS.

SRH in the Arab States: Consultative Meeting,Cairo Sheraton Hotel, December 17-18, 2018


The objective of the expert meeting is to present, discuss, disseminate and finalize the findings of a regional report, Sexual and Reproductive Health Integration in Selected Arab Countries(Phase 2), and to present and discuss a regional SRH integration framework.

The key objectives of the workshop include:


1.Present the results of the regional report;

  1. Discuss developing the regional SRH integration framework;
  2. Suggest a better way going forward.

Suggested questions:

  • To what extent do policies and legislation in the countries of the region support the provision of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care?
  • What constraints are there on health systems in the region that prevent universal health coverage, in terms of sexual and reproductive health care?
  • Which groups are left out in terms of access to care?
  • Where are the gaps and what can be done about them?


The workshop will bring together some 60 experts, policymakers, private and public sector representatives, civil society organizations, international organizations and health practitioners from around the region. Some sessions are structured around presentations followed by open discussions, while others are moderated discussions between participants and key experts.



Second Regional Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Policy Forum: “A Step Forward: moving from the “what?” to the “how?”

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Regional Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Policy Forum. The forum will take place on September 17-18, 2018Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai.

The forum will be held with the objective of providing an opportunity for a leadership platform of senior management from public and private sector organizations using or attempting to use HTA, including international, regional and national experts, for discussions about the present state of HTA, its development and implications for health care systems strengthening, patients and other stakeholders with specific relevance to the region. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the results of a policy brief that depicts the regional status of HTA that was developed by the Forum

The Forum will convene participants from the MENA region, representing health sector multi stakeholders from state and non-state sectors including: decision makers, academia, economists, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare workers, international organizations, NGOs and investors working in the health sector to ensure full representation.


  Agenda Final (AgendaFINAL2018-HTA)