More than 800,000 Egyptians have been treated for hepatitis C since January 2016
The country’s health minister says it is proof that the country’s campaign aimed at preventing a spread of the disease is working well, telling journalists he expected the country to be free from the virus by 2020.
“Before the end of the year, God willing, we promise the Egyptian president and all of Egypt, that a million patients will have been treated. And we promise Egypt that 2020 will not see this country with one single Virus C patient. This is an Egyptian celebration, and not a Health Ministry celebration, it’s an Egyptian celebration, to end the waiting list for that disease and the treatment of 835,000 hepatitis C patients, Ahmed Rady said.