CAIRO – 16 January 2019: Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people with hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries which have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

In move after stunning move, Egypt continues to demonstrate bold world leadership in our fight to eliminate viral hepatitis from every country. Egypt was the first major player to arrive at a viable national hepatitis C elimination strategy, and carry it out successfully, freely sharing all its lessons learned with others. Now the country is proposing a massive campaign using its medical personnel and exporting its low-cost generic HCV antiviral medications to treat patients in other African countries for $50 – $120 per patient:

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