100 Million Healthy Lives
Egyptian Ministry of Health reiterated its calls on women to seek early detection test of breast cancer, saying that 60 percent of breast cancer cases that were detected early do not need chemotherapy.
Launched under the "100 million healthy lives" initiative, this new campaign targets encouraging and supporting chronically ill people to follow up their health conditions easily at hospitals.
The Ministry of Health and Population revealed that the second stage of the initiative to combat the spread of infection in beauty salons and health clubs will be launched in January in nine governorates.
The strategic stock of hepatitis C medication is available and provided for free for all patients when needed, according to Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
One in every eight women is likely to get breast cancer in her lifetime.
Only 20 percent are imported.
WHO representative in Egypt John Jabbour announced WHO support to Egypt’s effort to eliminate Hepatitis C among Africans.
The third phase was launched in governorates of Giza, Gharbia, Sharqia, Dakahlia, Wadi Gadid, Qena, and Menya, targeting around 23.4 million citizens, said Minister of Health Hala al-Saed in a statement on Friday.
The campaign aims at screening citizens above the age of 18 to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis C, obesity, and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.