Egypt lit up the Giza pyramids and Mohamed Ali Mosque in orange and blue on Wednesday to mark World Hepatitis Day.
Ashraf Mohi, director-general of the Giza Plateau, said in media statements that the lighting up of the Giza pyramids also celebrates the elimination of Hepatitis C in Egypt, which has been one of the achievements of the presidential initiative 100 Million Health.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s initiative 100 Million Health was carried out between October 2018 until April 2019, and involved screening for hepatitis and non-communicable diseases.
The initiative included mass screenings for all citizens over the age of 18 for the early detection of Hepatitis C infection alongside evaluation and treatment at health units deployed nationwide.
In July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced that Egypt was the first country to be free of Hepatitis C.