The Ministry of Health revealed that the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C in 2021 reached 2 percent, marking a drop compared to 7 percent in 2018.
The Egyptian national TV aired on Sunday a report about the health aid offered by Egypt to fellow African states.
The ministry said it has provided treatment to 1,385,199 citizens free of charge, including 388,170 cases suffering from hypertension and 419,000 cases suffering from diabetes.
This is the highest number of patients to be examined under the “100 Million Lives” initiative in few days, said spokesman for the ministry Khaled Megahed.
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi at the closing session of two-days Arab and African Youth Forum held in Aswan city in March last year announced a new initiative to eliminate Hepatitis C among one million African citizens.
Further, Egypt is preparing a shipment of children medicines that weighs 1.325 tons
In 2019, Egypt took over the presidency of the African Union for the first time since its founding in 2002. Cairo was keen on making a difference during that year for the continent and its own relationship with African nations.
The ministry added that nearly 10333 citizens have been tested in South Sudan when Egypt’s first medical team was sent to the country in September 2019.
The strategic stock of hepatitis C medication is available and provided for free for all patients when needed, according to Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
It also called on media outlets and social media users to be careful and verify the accuracy of any information before being published.
Egypt launched 32 projects in Africa and organized more than 1,500 training activities for African youth and professionals in one year.
Only 20 percent are imported.
Radi said that the presidential decree to increase the minimum wage included 3,200 government bodies, 721 of whom have not yet got the new rise.
In just a couple of days, the number of South Sudanese citizens screened for Hepatitis C by the Egyptian medical mission has almost tripled to become 676.
The Egyptian medical team has been joined by a local one in order to deliver the service for citizens within an adequate duration.
The medical team's arrival came shortly after the opening of the first Hepadnaviridae unit at the Egyptian clinic in Juba, under the slogan 'Long Live Egypt, Africa.'
The World Health Organization Director-General, on Wednesday, has called Egypt's 100 Million Seha (Health) medical initiative the biggest campaign to be implemented by a state, adding it had been a success worldwide, Egypt's Health Ministry said in a stat
Those proven to need surgery will receive free treatment and periodic follow-up until the age of two.
100 Million Seha presidential medical campaign continues its efforts to serve the deaf and mute people through sign language interpreters.
25 tons of medicine and other medical requirements were sent to Sudan.