FILE - A doctor getting a blood sample of a citizen within "100 Million Healthy Lives" campaign targeting to screen Egyptians for Hepatitis C and provide free treatment
CAIRO - 18 March 2019: Director Missor el-Darmali made a documentary about "100 Million Healthy Lives" initiative led by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. The documentary screened in the Arab and African Youth Forum (AYF) 2019.
The documentary begins with Sisi's speech to Egyptians telling them not to feel afraid as long as they are united.
"Virus C will never kill us; we will fight and overcome it. Shine up; we will stand hand in hand against any threat," Sisi told the Egyptians.
Following Sisi’s words, "100 Million Health" initiative was launched to combat hepatitis C. The initiative kicked off in October 2018 and succeeded to scan over 30 million citizens in 20 governorates within the first two stages.
The third stage has begun on March 1 and is set to last until April 18, checking-up over 17 million citizens in Giza, Gharbia, Sharqia, Dakahlia, the New Valley, Qena and Minya.
The initiative included over 8,000 medical personnel, mainly volunteers. Participants want to send a message to the world that Egyptians are united.
“The noblest goal of humanity is to relieve a patient’s pain. We are proud to contribute to the success of "100 Million Healthy Lives" initiative led by President Sisi,” a member of the medical team said in the documentary.
The documentary displayed some cases that recovered from hepatitis C, expressing their gratitude to president Sisi for taking such a step.
“Never think that infection is the end. It is only the beginning,” one of the patients stated in the documentary.
The documentary is divided into two parts, the first has been released and is shot in Aswan, while the second will be released by the end of the AYF and is shot in Africa