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Messi’s visit to Egypt for medical tourism campaign

Wednesday 22/February/2017 - 08:43 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad- Basant Ahmed
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi visited Egypt Tuesday to launch the promotional campaign 'Tour n' Cure'. This initiative promotes a new treatment for hepatitis C virus.

The FC Barcelona star visited Giza pyramids، during his one-day visit to Egypt.

The promotional campaign aims at attracting 120 thousand tourists from Britain، Spain، Italy، France، Russia، Malaysia and Turkey to get the treatment.

Chairman of Prime Pharma Corp. Tamer Wagih said that in December 2015، an official letter from Argentine Health Ministry was sent to Egypt، requesting 1200 doses of medication of the Egyptian C virus to treat emergent cases there.


“We، as an Egyptian Corp.، connected with Messi to work on this advertisement and told him that we are very willing to eliminate C virus in Argentine within a year”، Tamer Wagih said during an interview with “Kol Youm” program broadcasted on “ON E” satellite channel



“When Messi connected with the officials in his country، he made sure of the validation of the letters and statements that we had sent to him then he agreed”، Tamer Wagih added.


Last Wednesday، The Visit of Soccer superstar Lionel Messi to Egypt has been delayed after Barcelona was beaten 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain last Tuesday.



Hepatitis C is a serious and often-silent liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is one of five main types of hepatitis (the other four are hepatitis A، B، and the less-common D and E). Hepatitis C is transmitted when an infected person’s blood enters a healthy person’s bloodstream، for example، via contaminated needles (including unsterilized tattoo needles)، accidental needlesticks in healthcare workers، and less often، unprotected sex.

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