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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Health Ministry considers World Bank USD 500 mn loan to treat Hep C patients

The Health Ministry is studying an offer from the World Bank for a USD 500 mn loan to support the provision of treatment for Hepatitis C, Health Minister Ahmed Rady said yesterday, Al Borsa reports. Rady said the ministry requires a total USD 378 mn to cover its needs of the treatment until 2020 but is treading carefully where this new loan is concerned as it doesn’t seek to further burden the state’s finances or add to its debts.

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