‘Elimination of HCV - is it feasible? (event in Cairo)

Professor Mark Thursz

‘Elimination of HCV - is it feasible?’

Friday 7 October 2016



Location: Al Gazalah medical centre


RSVP to Chris Doyle doylec@caabu.org


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that Egypt has the highest level of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the world, with around 22% of Egyptian blood donors testing positive for the deadly disease.  It has the higest rate of infection anywhere in the world with 150,000 new infections every year. 


Professor Mark Thursz



Mark Thursz is professor of hepatology at Imperial College and consultant in hepatology at St Mary's Hospital, London. His clinical interests are in viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease. He is currently interested in developing programmes for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in resource poor settings to reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For a full biography – see here



Directions for Gazalah centre:

Egypt ring road, direction pyramids, exit 28;

3 Gazalah street