Egypt launched 13 health initiatives to improve future generations' health: Health Ministry Spokesperson



Mon, 17 Jul 2023 - 02:20 GMT


Mon, 17 Jul 2023 - 02:20 GMT


CAIRO – 17 July 2023:  Egypt has released nearly 13 presidential health initiatives aiming to improve the health of the current and future generations.

According to spokesman for the Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, Egypt started with the C virus initiatives which succeeded in ridding the Egyptian people of this epidemic.

He also noted that the Egyptian state's interest in achieving justice in the health sector extended to achieving a long-awaited dream, by launching the comprehensive health insurance system.

The first phase of the comprehensive health insurance was launched in 2018 in Port Said Governorate, according to Abdel Ghaffar.

He added that this phase was followed by the governorates of Ismailia, South Sinai, Luxor, Aswan and Suez, provided that the implementation of the system expected to be completed in all governorates of the coming ten years.

Egypt succeeded to be the first country in the world free of the Hepatitis C virus.

The Egyptian campaign to confront Hepatitis C virus was scheduled to end in 2030, however by 2022, the patients’ rate has depressed to less than 1%.

 ‘The 100 million Seha’ initiative, adopted by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi achieved global success in many health aspects, and was praised by the World Health Organization for its role in eliminating Hepatitis C, as Egypt's experience in eliminating Hepatitis C became a role model.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization [WHO], praised the Egyptian experience in confronting hepatitis C virus, as he explained in press statements that Egypt has tested millions of Egyptians and provided free treatment to the infected.

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization report stated that the proportion of children infected with chronic hepatitis B disease decreased to less than 1% in 2019, down from 5% in the pre-vaccination period (the period between 1980 and early 2000), according to the new estimates of the organization.

He stressed that the new drugs have transformed hepatitis C disease from a serious disease to a disease that can be cured in 12 months.





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