International media was talking on February 21, 2017 about the visit of Lionel Messi, the famous Argentinean football star who signed with the Egyptian program TOUR N’ CURE to be its ambassador. He came at the face of an initiative to promote the North African country as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients. The program offers hepatitis C patients, from all over the world, with an effective and affordable treatment package.
As Messi was promoting the new cure on social media he said “Medication against hepatitis C saves lives, let’s put an end to the waiting lists,” the Barcelona FC superstar said on his official Facebook page. “The programme offers treatment for hepatitis C patients from all over the world “with no waiting time and at a fraction of the cost,” it said. It also promoted “the opportunity to take in the beauty of Egypt and visit historic landmarks during the days of the treatment, while enjoying a relaxing stay at a 5-star hotel”.
This Lionel Messi is now the official ambassador of Tour n’ Cure as Egypt has taken a long step in hepatitis C international treatment after it was only one of the most infected countries of the disease. Long live Egypt and down hepatitis C.