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24 May 2009
Egypt: Presidential Decree on Emergency Medical Services Addresses Concerns of Judiciary and Civil Society Organizations
Statement by the Committee for the Defense of the Right to Health (no. 8) 
27 April 2009
Final Adoption of ‘Mental Patients Law’ is a Welcome Step
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the adoption by the People’s Assembly of the “Law for the Care of Mental Patients” on 26 April 2009, following six months of parliamentary debates.
15 September 2008
A Landmark Decision Sets New Basis for the Legal Protection of the Right to Health in Egypt
The ruling by the Court of Administrative Justice (CAJ) earlier this month suspending the establishment of the Health Care Holding Company introduced significant changes to the legal framework for the protection of the right to health in Egypt, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today.
13 April 2008
Mahalla Victims of Police Brutality Handcuffed to Hospital Beds… Public Prosecutor and Doctors' Syndicate Must Intervene Immediately
Dozens of citizens injured in last week's demonstrations in the city of Mahalla remain handcuffed to their hospital beds in violation of Egyptian and international law and medical ethics, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today. The EIPR called on the Public Prosecutor and the Doctors' Syndicate to intervene in order to ensure that the handcuffs are removed immediately and to investigate those responsible for this violation.
29 January 2007
Negligence Apparent Cause of Death for Woman Living with HIV
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called upon the Ministry of Health to launch an urgent investigation into the death on 25 January of Samia*, a 33-year-old woman who was living with HIV. According to information received by the EIPR-which has been following her case closely-Samia did not die of AIDS-related illness.
25 June 2006
Legal Workshop Participants Discuss Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
The Health and Human Rights Program of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights organized a two-day workshop on the 'Legal Dimensions of HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Egypt'.
26 January 2006
Mandatory HIV Testing of Prisoners would Violate their Human Rights…MBs urged to give priority to treatment and prevention
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today that respect for human rights is essential for a successful response to HIV/AIDS. The organization urged the People's Assembly (PA) to give priority to providing healthcare services to prisoners living with HIV/AIDS rather violating their rights by subjecting them to mandatory testing and isolation.
22 May 2005
Prime Minister's Statements on the US Free Trade Agreement Should be the Basis for the Agreement's Negotiations
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today that the statements of Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif during his visit to Washington on the free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States and its possible impact on the prices of medicines in Egypt should serve as the basis for the bilateral negotiations on the agreement, which are expected to start before the end of the year.
14 February 2005
Government Must Resist Pressures from American Pharmaceuticals
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called on the Egyptian Government to resist pressures from American Pharmaceutical companies, which seek to maximize their profits at the expense of Egyptian citizens by eradicating competition from cheaper drugs.
11 January 2005
New Study Urges Egyptian Government to Use TRIPS Flexibilities to Protect People's Right to Health
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) urged the Egyptian government today to give priority to the protection of citizens’ right to health during its implementation of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
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