National Programme for fighting HCV Port Said
Health Care
National Programme for fighting HCV Port Said
Health Care

Virus_C_Treatment_Center_Port-said_ThumbLocation: Port Said, Egypt

 

Hepatitis C is a major public health burden in Egypt. While the prevalence of Virus C in the world is 2%, Egypt reaches 22%, making it the most challenging public health problem facing the country. Studies show that 9.8% (around 9,000,000) of the Egyptian population have an active infection. In 2014, 12,000,000 Egyptians were estimated as being infected and in need for treatment.

Following the high prevalence of Virus C in Egypt, Tahya Masr has come with a viable solution to cure this virus by initiating the establishment of Virus C centres across Egypt. Virus C project intends to provide technical support and guidance for the prevention, control and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Egypt. The aim of this project is, to contribute to the improvement of knowledge and treatment capacities and to create synergy at national level in order to raise awareness on the issue.

 

The project will commence with two pilot centres in Luxor and Port Said.

 

Port Said centre is expected to treat approximately 5,000 patients within a radius of 500 km², total number of centres for the rollout phase was not estimated yet. The centres will run as outpatient clinics that will provide diagnosis and care for HVC patients.

 

Centre Main Activities:

The centres will follow the preceding sequence of activities:

1. Screening

2. Prevention

3. Treatment

4. Treatment follow-up

5. Counselling

 

Departments:

The centres will have the following departments:

1. Front desk

2. Back office (Administration and Finance)

3. Laboratory (PCR, ELISA, Chemist, Blood)

4. Minor procedures

5. Physician department

6. Pharmacy

 
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