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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

Toward Healthy Adolescent Girls

17% of girls in Egypt are married before their 18th birthday. See how Pathfinder’s partnership with Egypt’s National Population Council led to system-wide changes to early marriage policies,...

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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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Meet Our Staff

Nivert Rihan

Program Technical Coordinator

Nivert has recently shifted into the development industry and is Pathfinder’s Program Coordinator for Egypt. With 4 years of experience in the marketing field across notable names in the FMCG and...

Mahi Bebawi

Ma’an Project Director

Mahi Bebawi has over 15 years’ experience in the field of development. Her early experience extends from the, coordination, implementation, and management of health development projects. She has...

Mohamed Abou Nar

Chief Organizational Growth Officer

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

Mariam Hanna

Humanitarian Director/Assistant Chief Organizational Growth Officer

Mariam Hanna is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience working on development issues in Egypt and the MENA region. She is an experienced project manager, with proven leadership skills,...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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