The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that the rate of new infections with the C virus has decreased to more than 92% annually, stressing that the 100 Million Seha initiative for early detection of hepatitis C has made a great effort in detecting and treating the disease.
The Ministry of Health and Population said that Egypt was one of the countries that suffered the most for many years from hepatitis C, which had a negative impact on the health, social and economic levels.
And she continued: Egypt is now a leading country in the field of public health and the elimination of hepatitis, as the World Health Organization is on its way to declaring Egypt the first country free of hepatitis C, after the organization’s experts participated in the verification reports of the initiative, which was carried out in accordance with the organization’s guidelines. Global Health.
And Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health, confirmed that the main factor for the success of the Hepatitis C initiative is permanent coordination and cooperation between state institutions, to support the health sector in Egypt and unite the state’s efforts to confront all challenges, especially during the emerging Corona virus pandemic.