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Activities  2012 International Activity Report

Key medical figures: 

  • 8,950 outpatient consultations

Vulnerable groups in Egypt, including migrants and people in poor, remote areas, do not have access to critical health services.

Mothers and children in some isolated settlements and rural areas lack access to the specialist services they need. In August, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a mother and child clinic in Abu Elian, a rural settlement in El Marg district, on the outskirts of Cairo. Until then, it had been more than an hour’s journey to the closest medical facility, and transport and treatment costs posed barriers to care. Staff in Abu Elian carried out nearly 9,000 consultations. Most of the children they saw were suffering from respiratory tract infections, intestinal parasites, skin diseases or diarrhoea. A 24-hour emergency referral system is in place for pregnant women, with MSF providing transport and covering hospital costs.

Many of the refugees and migrants living in Cairo and throughout Egypt have experienced violence and have almost no access to health services. MSF opened a clinic for women in Nasr City, offering mental healthcare and treatment for victims of violence, and treated more than 430 people.

Strengthening capacity for tuberculosis care

In September, MSF staff in Qalyubia governorate trained 20 doctors and 20 nurses from the Ministry of Health in TB care, focusing on infection control of this communicable and potentially deadly disease.

Emergency assistance in Gaza and southern Sinai
When the ‘Pillar of Defence’ military operation was launched on Gaza in November, MSF donated close to five tons of medicines and medical supplies to the Gaza Ministry of Health and to El-Arish hospital, the Egyptian referral hospital that received some of the wounded.

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At the end of 2012, MSF had 63 staff in Egypt. MSF has been working in the country since 2010.

Finances  2012 International Financial Report

Concept In thousands of €
Programmes 1461
Indirect supply costs 5
Field-related expenses 1466
Locally hired staff 306
International staff 527
Operational running expenses 103
Medical and nutrition 169
Logistics and sanitation 112
Transport, freight and storage 3
Training and local support 100
Consultants and field support 149
Private and public institutional grants -
Others -8
Concept In thousands of €
Public institutional income -
Funding of field-related costs 1466
Private and other income 1466
ECHO and EU institutions -
EU governments -
Non-EU European governments -
North American governments -
Other governments -
UN institutions -
Staff information
Concept In full-time equivalents
Field positions 63
Locally hired staff 53
International staff 10