The Undergraduate Research Journal


Current estimates of HIV/AIDS incidences are thought to be inaccurate according to external organizations such as WHO and UNAIDS. It is important to maintain an accurate estimate of prevalence to avoid an unexpected outbreak of a high-level epidemic. Our method of analyzing Egypt’s surveillance system comes primarily from comparisons to other Eastern Mediterranean countries. Research on these regional HIV/AIDS surveillance systems was conducted by studying publications printed by organizations that deal with these issues. To gain primary perspectives on the systems in Egypt, interviews were conducted with representatives of the organizations World Health Organization (WHO) and Family Health International (FHI) in Egypt. Our research has shown that Egypt’s current HIV/AIDS surveillance system is not operating effectively. Instead, it is in a transitional state to an improved and updated system that, if implemented correctly, could provide accurate surveillance.

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Public Policy & Administration Department

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