Ma’an (Together)

Ma’an (Together) strengthens the capacity of local service providers (non-governmental, private, and community) to respond to the family planning and reproductive health needs of young married women and first-time parents in four districts of Egypt’s Sohag governorate. The project engages key influencers in local communities to encourage people to use family planning and reproductive health services and improve the way services are delivered.

Project Date: 2018 - present
Funder: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp (Merck for Mothers Program)
Country: Egypt

4 in 10 adults in Egypt think it is ideal for children to be born a maximum of two years apart.

DHS 2015

8% of women and 10% of men believe it is appropriate for a couple to use family planning before they have their first child.

DHS 2015

The Sohag governorate has one of the highest total fertility rates — 4.3 — compared to 3.5 nationally.

EDHS 2014-2015

29% of reproductive-age women and girls use any method of family planning in Sohag governorate, compared to 57% nationally.

EDHS 2014-2015

What We Do

  • Increase availability and accessibility of quality health services, including family planning, reproductive health, and maternal health services.
  • Increase the uptake of family planning services among young married women and first-time parents.
  • Empower households to be reproductive health advocates in their communities.
  • Build the capacity of NGO clinics and private health providers, such as private physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, to provide quality care.
  • Strengthen the incorporation of NGO family planning clinics into the national family planning strategy.
  • Improve the integration of NGO clinics with civil society to ensure standardized, quality service provision.


Project Staff Members

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...

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...

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