CAIRO - 9 February 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's campaign for the early detection and free treatment of virus Chad global repercussions, and was honored by the World Health Organization that wants to transfer the experience to the world.
Famed billionaire Bill Gates sent a letter to Minister of Health Hala Zayed expressing his desire to study the 100 Million Healthy Lives initiative. He aims to learn the mechanisms of developing the Egyptian health system as well as the systems through which citizens are registered.
Gates targets transferring this successful experience to the countries where he implements charitable health projects.
For her part, Minister of Health Hala Zayed said that the ministry is keen to transfer its experiences that are supported by the political leaders to provide health services to all Egyptians as part of the comprehensive health insurance system.
Chairman of the National Committee for the Control of Hepatic Viruses Waheed Dos told Egypt today Saturday that 100 Million Healthy Lives initiative tested more than 50 million people and treated 4 million people for free.
He also said that the ministry cares about infected children with C virus as it treated more than 10,000 children across Egypt for free.
WHO representative in Egypt John Jabbour announced WHO's support to Egypt’s efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C among Africans via holding inter-regional consultations and through the cooperation of WHO offices across the continent.
Egypt’s initiative was launched in October 2018 under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and ended in April 2019 after targeting more than 45 million citizens. The Health Ministry vowed to completely eliminate the disease from Egypt in 2022.
In a meeting held on May 27, President Sisi ordered intensifying efforts aimed to transfer Egypt's health and medical expertise to other African countries tocure1 million Africans. Sisi was updated on the Health Ministry’s planned visits to Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania to assess their medical needs.