The United Nations has declared that access to healthcare is a human right. Following in the spirit of this and other calls to help people live more fulfilling lives, HANDS is committed to making medical care increasingly accessible to the people of Egypt. Our various programs are designed to ensure that every Egyptian who requires medical attention can receive it, regardless of income level or social status. We choose to devote our efforts to this goal because Egypt faces a critical shortage of medical professionals and lacks the necessary infrastructure to deliver healthcare to large segments of the population. Please take a look at the specific ways that we have sought to improve Egypt’s access to healthcare.