Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly tested for hepatitis C as part of a presidential initiative - Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly tested for hepatitis C as part of a presidential initiative - Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify

In pics: PM tests for Hepatitis C, chronic diseases

Tue, Dec. 25, 2018
CAIRO - 25 December 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly tested for hepatitis C and chronic diseases as part of a presidential initiative to combat the blood-borne disease and detect long-standing diseases. The initiative is dubbed "100 Million Seha (Health)".

Madbouly, who also serves as housing minister, expressed his happiness to participate in the presidential initiative that aims to treat those who test positive for Hepatitis C for free.

Madbouly also urged citizens to head to the examination points in their governorates, saying that positive participation in the initiative will hail the efforts exerted.

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Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly tested for hepatitis C as part of a presidential initiative - Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify
In statements on Tuesday, Minister of Health Hala Zayed said that 9,141,960 citizens have undergone Hepatitis C test in the second phase of the initiative until Tuesday, Dec. 25 afternoon, raising the total number of examined people across governorates to 22 million citizens.

The second phase of the state’s campaign to end Hepatitis C in Egypt by 2020 kickedoff on December 1. It addresses people of 11 governorates, including Cairo, North Sinai, Red Sea, Ismailia, Suez, Kafr el-Sheikh, Menoufia, Beni Suef, Sohag, Luxor, and Aswan. It is set to end late in February 2019.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said on Monday, Dec. 24 that 464,627 secondary school students have been tested since the beginning of the campaign and until Monday noon.

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Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly tested for hepatitis C as part of a presidential initiative - Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify
 
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