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Anti-Corruption in Medical Tools to combat COVID-19

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There is no doubt that the whole world and the Arab Republic of Egypt in particular are facing a new disease, called the Covid-19 (Corona) since the beginning of 2020, spreading among the people very quickly, no treatment has been found for it yet, and the possibility of death for the affected person is high. Therefore, most countries of the world have taken quick decisions to confront that pandemic, including Egypt in an attempt to reduce the spread of the disease, and remedy its effects and the negative damage it causes.

In this report we will shed light on corruption in the health sector, especially with regard to medical supplies and devices, and the implies on the citizens right to health. We focus on the efforts of the Egyptian state and regulatory agencies in combating that corruption. Through that report, we will review the actions of the government for the medical sector specifically regarding providing masks and disinfectants and all the medical supplies needed to face and counter the Coronavirus; Also, the efforts of bodies and government for operating some factories and pricing that tools; what the regulatory bodies have done to address this phenomenon; and the decisions taken by the government as well as the decisions taken by the Ministry of Health from the beginning of the crisis until now. We end up by reviewing cases monitored by the Forum of Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) in 25 provinces to illustrate the importance of continuing confrontation and addressing that crisis.

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