The Week in Review: Jan 11, 2019 – Jan 18, 2019

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 News Recap: Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place). Invitation

Egypt Shares its Hepatitis Elimination Successes with its Neighbours in Africa

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 f

Egypt: Prime Pharma aims to treat 100,000 foreign patients of hepatitis C

Six countries asked to treat their nationals in Egypt 24 hours after Messi's visit to Cairo Prime Pharma aims to attract 100,000 foreign national hepatitis C patients for treatment in Egypt, as part of the Tour n’ Cure programme. Tamer Wagih, the chairperson of Prime Pharma, said that the company launched the programme at the end of 2016 to promote Egyptian “medical” tourism. He told Daily News Egypt, “the renowned football star Messi and a number o

Egypt combats hepatitis C epidemic with state-run scheme

Two-year-old programme treats 1m patients following outbreak sparked by dirty needles When Egypt launched a mass medical programme in the 1970s the intention was to treat people suffering from schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, a parasitic disease that was widespread in the Arab state. But the scheme inadvertently created another health disaster. The use of unsterilised needles to jab millions of villagers across the country led to an epidemic of the hepat

Etisalat Egypt will sponsor Prime Pharma’s Tour n’ Cure initiative

A long-term partnership agreement to cure patients with Hepatitis C was signed between Etisalat Egypt, one of Egypt’s telecommunication companies, and the leading health and pharmacological marketing company Prime Pharma. Etisalat Egypt will sponsor Prime Pharma’s  Tour n’ Cure initiative, in collaboration with the Egyptian Tourism Authority to provide treatment  for Hepatitis C patients from all around the globe. Etisalat Egypt said it aims through this

Egypt: State council rules for free treatment of Hepatitis C patients

Public hospitals will no longer be able to refuse treatment to Hepatitis C patients The state council has on Monday decreed that the state shall treat those who suffer from chronic renal illnesses, like Hepatitis C, free of charge─even if they do not have health insurance. The court maintained that the right to healthcare is constitutionally guaranteed to Egyptian citizens, and thus, they should be treated at the state’s expense. The court also decr