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Hala Zayed: 45 mln citizens tested for HCV virus

Tuesday 26/March/2019 - 03:21 PM
Health Minister,
Health Minister, Hala Zayed
Edited by: Mohamed Emad

Dr. Hala Zayed، Minister of Health، announced in a press conference that about 45 million citizens were tested for HCV virus in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi initiative of "100 million healthy lives."

She added that، more than 14 million citizens were tested during the third phase of the initiative، she revealed.

Noteworthy، the initiative aims at treating patients of C virus and noncommunicable diseases.

The campaign runs from October 1 to the end of April 2019.

Egypt will be free from the blood-borne disease by 2020 or 2021، Zayed said.

Noteworthy، Egyptian Prime Minister، Mostafa Madbouli، has announced in a press conference launching the initiative.

In a press conference، Zayed has said that the HCV-infected patients’ average in Egypt is only 4.5%.

In October، millions people have been tested for hepatitis C at healthcare units، Health Ministry hospitals، mobile clinics، and other health facilities nationwide since the launch of the campaign to free Egypt from hepatitis C، Zayed said.

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