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In Egypt since 1978.

Egypt’s population grew dramatically between 1996 and 2016—from 62 million to more than 93.5 million. That’s 50% more people in just 20 years. Over 17% of girls are married before they turn 18. Millions lack the health services they need.

Pathfinder believes every individual should have the ability to take control of their health and future. In Egypt, we’re making sure they can. For nearly 40 years, we’ve partnered with the government to bring contraception to the doorsteps of Egypt’s hard-to-reach communities. Today, we’re building on this legacy—upholding the rights of young Egyptians, so they can choose their own paths forward.

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1,350 outreach workers trained to reach women in their homes with critical information about sexual and reproductive health

In June 2014, Egypt’s first-ever National Prevention of Early Marriage strategy was launched with Pathfinder’s support

What We Do in Egypt

  • Mobilize communities to simultaneously advance their sexual and reproductive rights, economic opportunity, and social stability—because it’s all connected
  • Partner with the government to train a national cadre of health workers, so more people in more places have access to the contraceptive services they need
  • Work to prevent child, early, and forced marriage by gaining buy-in from Egypt’s public and private sectors, including key ministers and religious leaders
  • Make sure adolescent girls and young women have the knowledge and services they need to protect their sexual and reproductive health and their futures
  • Strengthen health systems to meet the needs of the most underserved people, including refugee populations and their host communities

Discover Our Projects

Takamol

Public health care services in rural Egypt are often run-down clinics with low quality services. This five-year project used an integrated model to engage entire communities in 11 of Egypt’s...

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Prevention of Early Marriage

Addressing the needs of adolescents, especially adolescent girls, is a pressing concern in Egypt, where young people represent 33% of the population and early marriage is common. With our support,...

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Community Refugee Support in Greater Cairo

Thousands of refugees from Syria have fled to Egypt seeking protection and safety, putting strain on the country’s health system. In one district outside Cairo, we worked to increase the quality of...

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Meet Our Staff

Mohamed Abou Nar

Chief Programs and Impact Officer

Mohamed has more than 20 years of experience in international development, quality management, project design, implementation, and...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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