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Hepatitis-C Treatment in Egypt

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/27/2017 12:55 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

It is estimated that 55-85% of the world’s population will contract the Hepatitis-C virus in their lifetime. 130-150 million people in the world are believed to be infected today, however many are unaware that they are infected. The infection spreads when blood contaminated with the virus enters the bloodstream of an uninfected person. An untreated infection could lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure, among other complications. While 30% of infections are cleared through the body’s immune system within 6 months with no treatment, the Hep-C virus has a high variation and different genetic variations can be resistant to both the immune system and types of medication.Hepatitis-C symptoms are hard to identify, as they are often similar to other flu like symptoms, and can include any of the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Light colored stools
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Bruises easily
  • Itchy skin
  • Swelling in the legs

There is and has been medication to treat Hep-C, but with so many variations, efficacy was never very high. Previous treatments simply reduced the viral load and did not “cure” the condition. Now there are two new drugs that, based on results of clinical trials will actually “cure” the condition in up to 96% of cases. However, these drugs are still very expensive, sometimes over $1,000 just for a single pill. Considering that the minimum treatment period is 12 weeks (minimum $84,000), medication was far too expensive for many people, which means that effective and reliable treatment is virtually unavailable to a majority of the population.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health, working with the World Health Organization (WHO), has stepped in and announced their initiative to combat the Hep-C epidemic called ‘The Plan of Action for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis 2014-2018.’ Their goal is to educate people on symptoms, how to get tested and offer affordable options for treatment.

This new effort has reduced the capability to have treatment done for anyone globally in Egypt for under $15,000 for the entire 12-week program and treatment comes with a 100% guarantee if the patient strictly follows the protocol, i.e. discarding all personal grooming items, etc. when they return home. The cost of the program includes round trip airfare for up to 2, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and all doctor visits, labs and medications. Egypt’s efforts to cure afflicted patients, reduce new infections, and spread education has the potential to eradicate Hep-C.

Learn More

To learn more about treating Hepatitis-C in Egypt, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, and we never charge a fee of any kind unless and until you choose to book your treatment with us. Our focus is on your well-being – not on your wallet!

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Topics: Hepatitis-C, Egypt

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