President Abdel Fahat al-Sisi meets with Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouli and Minister of Petroleum Tarek el Molla on March 7, 2019 - Press photo
CAIRO, March 19 (MENA) - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has pressed for action to implement an initiative by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to treat one million African citizens from Hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Sisi's initiative also includes refugees residing in Egypt, Madbouli said in a meeting with Health Minister Hala Zayed Tuesday.
Zayed reviewed her Ministry's plan to implement the initiative, noting that embassies will be notified of hospitals conducting the HCV test to inform their nationals in Egypt.
Some seven million refugees should have the HCV test, the minister said, noting that two hospitals in each governorate will be conducting the examinations.
The Health Ministry is also acting to send medical convoys to African states to run the HCV tests, Zayed told the premier.