Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
13 - 19 April 2000
Issue No. 477
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

MothersCuring the customers
Is Egypt applying global quality standards in its healthcare system? As Gihan Shahine discovers, efforts are being exerted to improve medical services, but there are still many obstacles to negotiate

Safe and sound?
The mufti has issued a fatwa asserting the legitimacy of doctors obtaining insurance against malpractice lawsuits. They may need it more than ever before. Mariz Tadros investigates

The money behind the medicine
Dr Alaa Shukrallah, a specialist in child disability, contends that the growing number of malpractice cases may be due to the increasing commercialisation of medical care in Egypt, writes Mariz Tadros

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