FILE - Hepatitis C Virus
FILE - Hepatitis C Virus

Health Ministry to set up 4 medical centers in Africa

Wed, Apr. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 24 April 2019: Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said Wednesday that the ministry started setting up four medical care centers in Africa starting with Chad.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, Zayed added that the project comes in implementation of an initiative by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for treating one million African nationals from virus C.

She noted that African nationals living in Egypt will also be treated as part of the initiative, the statement reported.

Earlier April, Spokesperson for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed told Egypt Today that the Health Ministry is establishing 13 centers to treat African people from Hepatitis C (HCV).

Megahed also added that more than 45 Million citizens have been detected so far as part of "100 Million Seha" campaign.

In Feb., Minister of Health Hala Zayed said in statement that more than 30,375 million citizens were screened for HCV as part of the campaign across Egypt.

The initiative was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi under the title "100 Million Health" to eradicate Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and chronic diseases.

The Health Ministry has vowed to completely eliminate the disease from Egypt by 2022.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Megahed told Egypt Today that the three-phase campaign started in October 2018 and will end in April 2019.

In Jan., the minister unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from Hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries that have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

 
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