Importance of awareness
Stop new patients from getting infected.
Inform the public about the importance of screening.
Inform patients and doctors of treatment options.
AWARENESS ON THE GLOBAL SCALE
Tour n’ Cure is Egypt’s latest initiative in medical tourism offering the opportunity to treat Hepatitis C patients from all over the world, with an effective and advanced complete treatment program with no waiting time and at a fraction of the cost.
Tour n’ Cure has acquired global ambassadors to help create awareness worldwide:
Leonel Messi: #StopTheWait campaign for #AWorldFreeOfHepatitisC promoting For A World Free of Hepatitis C (in collaboration with Leo Messi foundation).
Dani Alves: As an ambassador for #AWorldFreeOfHepatitisC (in collaboration with Dani Alves foundation).
AWARENESS ON THE LOCAL SCALE
Tour n’ Cure and Save your life ( hallel wetamen ) have acquired Egyptian ambassadors to help increase awareness about Hepatitis C and the importance of its screening. To make screening easier and accessible to everyone, mobile clinics were created in order to help with both screening and spreading on-ground awareness.
The importance of screening
Most patients are infected without knowing. Symptoms occur after 8 years.
To make screening easier and accessible to everyone, mobile clinics were created to help with both screening and spreading on-ground awareness.
A three minute antibodies rapid test is performed to ﬁlter the negative results as Hep C free. The positive results are forwarded to a PCR lab test, where a positive result conﬁrms a Hep C patient.
A doctor performs a check up and supplies a monthly medicine dosage. At the end of the month the patient performs a PCR lab test and goes back to the doctor for follow up. This cycle normally iterates for 3 months. The patient stops the medicine for 1 month, performs another PCR test, and is announced Hep C free.
Campaign concept is based upon the geographical division of the country into similar regions, where a plan is tailored for each region based on its specific criteria. An inside out approach is then implemented until the region is announced as free of Hep C.
A vivid example of places of presence in the city of Alexandria, one of the most effective cities in
the world in eliminating the virus.
Goverments can apply this tried and tested method with minor adjustments for serious action to eliminate the virus.