This initiative aligns with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to continue the program, ensuring Egypt remains Hepatitis C free.
Dr. Nadeem Jan congratulated Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on achieving the milestone of eliminating Hepatitis C from Egypt. He also extended gratitude for the warm reception in Egypt.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus handed over on Monday President Abdel Fattah El Sisi the WHO Certification for Hepatitis C Elimination.
The health units in the various governorates are still performing their role in providing presidential initiative services in the various governorates.
Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has announced that some 116,000 patients have been registered to receive treatment under the program on early detection of liver cancer.
Egypt will be among the first countries in the world to be declared free from the Hepatitis C virus in the coming weeks by the organization.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population said that the presidential initiative for the early detection of Hepatitis C for middle school students aims to provide free early examination and treatment services.
That is within a plan to screen 2.2 million pupils at middle schools in the current academic year.
A report issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population revealed that the recently held World Economic Forum confirmed that Egypt presented a successful model through its presidential initiative to eliminate Hepatitis C and early detection of non-communicable diseases.
Egypt would run for the leadership of the group to work on accelerating the eradication of hepatitis C by 2030, in line with the achievement of the United Nations sustainable development goals and the goals of the World Health Organization.
The state examined about 70 million citizens to detect hepatitis C as part of the initiative, where: “More than 2.2 million people infected with hepatitis C virus were detected."
This comes in appreciation of the Egyptian state’s efforts in eliminating Hepatitis C as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, a statement by the Egyptian Health Ministry read on Monday.
The work of the initiative includes conducting examinations for students inside schools using rapid reagents.
Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar made the statement Sunday at Africa Health ExCon held by the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement (UPA) in Cairo.
Alter and two other scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2020 for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.
Former hepatitis C patients developed liver cirrhosis, which in turn raised liver cancer cases.
The announcement would be officially made soon.
Esmat said that for the first time in the world to test 60 million people for the virus and know that two million people were infected with it.
et answers the question: How did Egypt manage to eliminate Hep. C after it was one of the countries with high infection prevalence.
Between January 28, 2011 and July 3, 2013, Egypt lived in political instability because of overthrowing two regimes.