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Egypt's health minister launches second phase of '100 million healthy lives' campaign

The Campaign aims at eradicating hepatitis C in Egypt

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Dec 2018
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Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed launched on Saturday in Ismailia governorate the second phase of th nationwide health campaign '100 million healthy lives,' under the auspices of the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The campaign aims to entirely eradicate Hepatitis C in the country and screen millions of citizens for all sorts of chronic and life threatening diseases. 

The initiative aims to screen between 45 and 52 million citizens.

During the first stage of the campaign from October to November, 17 million citizens, 18 and older, underwent screening for hepatitus C and various chronic illnesses.

Minister Zayed said that patients infected with Hepatitis C will be treated for free until they are completely recovered.

The second phase of the campaign covers 11 governorates including the Red Sea, North Sinai, Cairo, Suez, Ismailia, Kafr El Sheikh, Monofiya, Beni Suef, Sohag, Aswan.

Zayed then said that the number of citizens scheduled to be examined in the governorates of the second phase is expected to reach more than 20 million at 1877 screening clinics.

The campaign aims to stymie the growth of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, which are responsible for 70 percent of all deaths in Egypt, according to Zayed.

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