Launch of '1M Health' in Chad confirms Sisi's credibility: amb.



Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 11:22 GMT


Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 11:22 GMT

Hepatitis C Virus

Hepatitis C Virus

CAIRO - 17 October 2019: “The Egyptian medical delegation arrived in N'Djamena, Chad early October as part of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's initiative to treat 1 million African Hepatitis C patients, which confirms Sisi's credibility,” Chadian Ambassador in Egypt Amin Abdo al-Khatri told Egypt Today Wednesday.

The Chadian Ambassador in Cairo stressed that the initiative is a gesture of human civilization and confirms the extent of African interdependence under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Khatri explained that Chadian President Idriss Deby asked the Chadian ambassadors abroad, especially in the Arab countries, to strengthen relations with the Arab countries, and especially with Egypt.

Besides treating patients, the Egyptian medical team is also training the Chadian side to carry out a survey on hepatitis viruses. The training includes doctors, pharmacists and laboratory officials.

It is noteworthy that the initiative of "100 Million Health" aims at the early detection of C virus and of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, pressure and obesity and provides medication for free.

In January 2019, Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed 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.

During a meeting with members of the Parliament's African Affairs Committee headed by Tarek Radwan, Zayed said that the ministry currently works to help the Nile Basin countries cure the cases that test positive for Hepatitis C and will send medical personnel from the private and public sectors to these states.

This initiative will help spread Egyptian medicine and open markets for it, Zayed said, adding that it offers an opportunity to export medicine to Africa and an opportunity to treat 1 million people infected with the blood-borne disease in the Nile Basin countries.

In April 2019, Megahed told Egypt Today that the Health Ministry is establishing 13 centers to treat African people from Hepatitis C, stressing that Egypt has made significant progress in the treatment of virus C.

In September 2019, Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced the arrival of a medical team in South Sudan, headed by Mohamed Gad, head of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority and supervisor of the external health relations sector in the ministry.



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