The Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health report shows that despite political and economic challenges, rapid reductions of maternal and child mortality and dramatic improvements in reproductive health and rights are possible.

The report highlights 10 countries that mobilized action across society, using data to drive decisions to address their unique circumstances. As a result, in the 10 “fast-track” countries, there were 2.4 million fewer child deaths and over 70,000 fewer maternal deaths by 2013 when compared to 1990 mortality rates.

In 1997, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) embarked upon a reform program to restructure and reengineer the health sector with the goal of increasing health insurance coverage and access to high-quality health services, and improving health outcomes. As part of the reform, a Family Health Model for service delivery in primary health care facilities was introduced in three pilot governorates (and later rolled out in two additional governorates), and in 2001, pay for performance (P4P) was incorporated into the reform program in all five governorates.

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