Egypt Demographics




Population Under 15



Maternal Mortality Ratio
(Deaths per 100,000 live births)



Total Fertility Rate
(Avg. no. of children born to a woman during her lifetime)



Contraceptive Prevalence Rate
(Use Among Married Woman 15-49, Modern Methods)



Source: Population Reference Bureau. 2002. World population data sheet. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau.


TAHSEEN SIHITNA BI TANZEEM USRITNA (TAHSEEN) is a seven-year USAID-funded population project, which was approved by the Government of Egypt on October 1, 2002, and is scheduled to end in 2009. Its goal is to provide the assistance needed to solidify three decades' worth of USAID's family planning/reproductive health investments, leave a sustainable RH/FP program that provides quality services to all who want and need them and help Egypt take its final steps in reaching replacement level fertility by 2015. To achieve this goal, the project will have to address and resolve four challenges, which remain despite the enormous progress of the last 20 plus years:

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The TAHSEEN Model for Change.

Contact Information:

The CATALYST office/TAHSEEN project

53 Manial Street, 4th Floor
El Rodah, Cairo, Egypt 11451
Tel: 20-2-532-5065/6/7/8
Fax: 20-2-532-5324

Country Representative in Cairo:

Damianos Odeh, PhD

Contact in Washington, D.C.:

Graciela Salvador-Davila
Senior Reproductive Health Advisor
The CATALYST Consortium
1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20036
tel:  202-775-1977
fax: 202-775-1988