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Egypt has diagnosed 87% of people living with hepatitis C and provided curative treatment for 93% of those diagnosed.
Egypt’s hepatitis elimination campaign inspired nearly 60 million people to get screened.
A recent feature in The Atlantic outlines how the North African country wound up at the forefront of HCV treatment.
But only a small fraction of those living with the virus worldwide have been cured.
Over the last year, a big push to cure hepatitis C in Egypt has positioned the country’s plan as a potential public health blueprint for provi...
July 28 marks the fifth annual World Hepatitis Day.
Egyptian lawyer Khaled Abou Bakr filed a lawsuit against Army officials in that country who claimed last year they created a device that cures...
Sovaldi has not yet been approved for people with that HCV type anywhere in the world.
Scientists think they might have better luck decoding the molecular structure of HCV under microgravity conditions, which could help lead them...
The country currently has the highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the world.
The so-called ’miracle’ device originally made media headlines in February.
The move was made in order to help narrow the access gap for hepatitis C drugs among the world’s poorer nations.
International health experts have met the assertions with widespread skepticism.
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