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Messi to visit Egypt Tuesday for Tour n’ Cure medical tourism campaign

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Feb 2017
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Barcelona star Lionel Messi will arrive in Egypt on Tuesday for a one-day visit to promote the country’s Tour n’ Cure medical tourism campaign, trip organisers Prime Pharma announced on Monday.

The Tour n’ Cure campaign runs combined tourism and Hepatitis C treatment travel packages for tourists visiting the country.

The five-time Ballon D'or winner’s planned visit to Cairo was postponed twice.

Messi was set to visit Egypt on Wednesday last week but the trip was postponed after Barcelona lost a game 4-0 against Paris Saint Germain at the Parc des Princes Stadium, hurting the team's chance of advancing in the European Champions League.

In December, Messi agreed to postpone his visit after the deadly bombing of Cairo’s St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, which left 29 people dead.

Egypt has gained global recognition for fighting Hepatitis C, with the World Health Organisation celebrating World Hepatitis C Day in Cairo in 2015.

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