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Hepatitis C: Egypt makes “unprecedented progress” towards elimination

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 10 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2353
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Egypt has become the first country to achieve “gold tier” status on the path to elimination of hepatitis C, after diagnosing 87% of those living with the virus and providing curative treatment to 93% of them, the World Health Organization has reported.1

Praising the north African country, WHO said it has made “unprecedented progress” after successfully transitioning from having one of the highest rates (10%) of hepatitis C in the world to one of the lowest (0.38%) in just over a decade.

WHO’s …

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