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Egypt: World Bank Funds Health but Neglects Jailed Doctors

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Click to expand Image A nurse helps a colleague put on personal protective equipment at the 6th of October Central Hospital, an isolation hospital for Covid-19 patients, in Giza, Egypt, in July 2020. © 2020 Menna Hossam/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images (Washington, DC) – The World Bank’s Covid-19 support project does not adequately address the Egyptian government’s arrests and intimidation of health professionals, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bank is set to disburse up to US$50 million for Egypt’s healthcare system but has not spoken out publicly about at least six doctors and pharmacists…

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