Hepatitis B and C continue to be a public health problem in Egypt.
The WHO country office supports the Ministry of Health and Population in the implementation of a national control strategy for viral hepatitis through advocacy, epidemiological research and assistance in the establishment of norms and standards for hepatitis case management.
Key elements of the strategy include:
increasing national awareness
developing comprehensive strategies and time-bound goals
strengthening disease surveillance
enhancing prevention tools: injection safety, blood safety and immunization
providing screening, diagnosis and treatment: integrated, cost-effective and affordable.
To accomplish this mandate, the WHO country office adopts a health systems approach, including developing new approaches and mobilizing resources.