Share against Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) – A new click-funding campaign by Akhbarak.net and Andalusia hospitals in partnership with the Egyptian Cure Bank to fight against the deadly disease.
Every “share” for the campaign’s video published on Akhbarak.net facebook page will be translated into EGP 0.50, total shares value will be donated by Andalusia hospitals to the Egyptian Cure Bank to treat thousands of HCV patients for free in the country.
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs.
One out of six Egyptians is infected with HCV – many of these patients suffer symptoms as lethargy and lack of work. If left untreated, the patient will lead to serious complications, including liver cancer, resulting in the death of more than 1.5 million patients annually in the world due to this disease.
“Share against disease” is the first click-funding campaign in for a healthcare cause. For record Unicef Egypt was the first to introduce the concept with its “Water for Life” campaign early this year.