Former hepatitis C patients developed liver cirrhosis, which in turn raised liver cancer cases.
The Ministry of Health and Population launched Sunday an initiative aimed at the early diagnosis of liver cancer, and the treatment of cirrhosis patients.
Two living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) operations were carried out simultaneously for the first time in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa.
Zepatier was introduced in the Egyptian market to treat virus C, after being approved by the Ministry of Health.
An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition