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Egypt

27 million citizens examined for hepatitis HCV virus: Health Ministry

Friday 18/January/2019 - 03:54 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy
Egypt’s Health Minister، Dr Hala Zayed announced on Thursday that the about 27million citizens were tested for hepatitis HCV virus within four months.

Noteworthy، Prime Minister، Mostafa Madbouli، has announced launching the second phase of the initiative.

The initiative aims at treating patients of C virus and noncommunicable diseases.

Madbouli said that، the Health Ministry will inspect more than 20 million citizens during the second phase.

Zayed has said that the HCV-infected patients’ average in Egypt is only 4.5%.

Egypt launched the initiative last October.

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