MDM France: Provision of quality mental health and psychosocial support to refugees, migrants and host communities in Greater Cairo

Project completed

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Greater Cairo and Giza
Medical services
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
01.09.2017 - 30.09.2020
CHF 500'000

Access to public primary health care, particularly mental health and psychosocial services for refugees, migrants and host communities in Egypt, remains a major challenge. This project aims to improve access to Mental Health and Psycho-social services (MHPSS) among most-at-risk populations, in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH) and four national NGOs. The intervention will target 21040 beneficiaries and will directly support 12 public health care centers in Greater Cairo.


The project aims to protect and promote the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, migrants and host communities in Egypt.

Target groups

More than twenty one thousand direct beneficiaries, including refugees, migrants, host community members, and health care service providers, and more than 96,000 indirect beneficiary refugees living in the catchment areas of 12 Public Health Care Centers (PHCC).

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO

Implementing partner
Medicins Du Monde – France

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   405'220
Project phases

Phase 1 01.09.2017 - 30.09.2020   (Completed)